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Re: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

Posted: 01 Jul 2018 00:21
by Warrior2015
mdg109 wrote:From today.

Nice photos. I agree it does look a little out of place,but I really like it it's different

Re: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

Posted: 02 Jul 2018 02:48
by ContriveDallasite
Warrior2015 wrote:
mdg109 wrote:From today.

Nice photos. I agree it does look a little out of place,but I really like it it's different



I agree, I think this one definitely outshined the renderings we had floating around here. I am excited to see the first pictures from the roof deck.

Re: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

Posted: 02 Jul 2018 08:10
by cowboyeagle05
I still hate the design and I mean hate but the two positives are its an affordable brand in an area I would like to see this kind of development and at least we got street trees and a nice wide pedestrian-friendly sidewalk. I still wish they had come up with a design that engaged the street better.

Re: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

Posted: 02 Jul 2018 11:01
by jrd1964
cowboyeagle05 wrote:I still hate the design and I mean hate but the two positives are its an affordable brand in an area I would like to see this kind of development and at least we got street trees and a nice wide pedestrian-friendly sidewalk. I still wish they had come up with a design that engaged the street better.


But, at least it's not a surface parking lot any longer. Plus, it will be a positive, tax-contributing part of the DTD.

Still amazing how many hotels there are (and will be) downtown, after several decades with just a few.

Re: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

Posted: 02 Jul 2018 11:08
by jrd1964
According to their website, the hotel is due to open in September.

https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ ... -district/

Re: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

Posted: 11 Sep 2018 12:30
by lakewoodhobo
This one opens tomorrow. Curious to see if/how the ground-floor cafe or restaurant interacts with Ferris Plaza and whether that rooftop bar is any good.

Re: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

Posted: 11 Sep 2018 18:58
by itsjrd1964
lakewoodhobo wrote:This one opens tomorrow. Curious to see if/how the ground-floor cafe or restaurant interacts with Ferris Plaza and whether that rooftop bar is any good.


Hopefully it will be. It may need a few days for bugs to be worked out. Still strange to me that now, all of Marriott's select-service brands will be represented in the CBD.

Re: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

Posted: 13 Sep 2018 22:05
by mdg109
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Re: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

Posted: 13 Sep 2018 22:09
by Tnexster
Oh the lights are on! I didn't know this was going to be all lit up.

Re: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

Posted: 14 Sep 2018 00:31
by hjkll
God this building looks so cheap and gross

Re: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

Posted: 14 Sep 2018 02:55
by ContriveDallasite
hjkll wrote:God this building looks so cheap and gross


Doesn't look cheaper than a surface lot. Nobody is going to invest 200MM developing a building in a part of town that hasn't seen any construction activity in ages. This and the rennovation of the Belo will hopefully breathe new life in to an area that desparately needs it.

Re: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

Posted: 14 Sep 2018 08:14
by cowboyeagle05
Just looks like a Picasso in a bad way. The design is all over the place. All the parts are there but they have been badly assembled.

Re: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

Posted: 14 Sep 2018 08:31
by exelone31
Between this and the Lorenzo, we're starting quite the trend! It doesn't look great from the pictures, but I care more about bringing people to this area of town and perhaps activating a really underutilized Ferris Plaza/Union Station.

Re: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

Posted: 14 Sep 2018 08:35
by Warrior2015
I actually like the building. It actually looks flavorful compared to most of downtown, which looks dull, beige, and bland. I just wouldn't want to be in there if a tornado hits. Haha

Re: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

Posted: 14 Sep 2018 09:43
by Tivo_Kenevil
It reminds me of checkerboard. I don't like it. I get it that they are not going to spend hundreds of millions on the materials. But the color palette is inexcusable. I don't know what they were thinking.

Re: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

Posted: 14 Sep 2018 11:53
by mdg109
It's pretty bad, but at least the sidewalks are wide and they added some trees. Hopefully it will bring more activity to this part of downtown. It would be cool if Cindi's deli next door would extend its hours now that there are more people in the area - that, and remove the privacy screens from their windows. It always looks like it's closed.

Re: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

Posted: 14 Sep 2018 14:25
by Tnexster
I think it looks fine, much better than the render plus it brings activity into that part of downtown which is still a net positive.

Re: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

Posted: 14 Sep 2018 20:20
by R1070
It looks better than I was expecting.

Re: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

Posted: 29 Sep 2018 00:00
by lakewoodhobo
Up until today I had only seen the original building on this parcel, the Hotel Jefferson, in postcard drawings.

So cool to see actual footage of the building in restored hi-def 35mm.

Image

https://flashbackdallas.com/2018/09/28/ ... ians-1970/

Re: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

Posted: 29 Sep 2018 00:41
by tanzoak
ContriveDallasite wrote:
hjkll wrote:God this building looks so cheap and gross


Doesn't look cheaper than a surface lot. Nobody is going to invest 200MM developing a building in a part of town that hasn't seen any construction activity in ages. This and the rennovation of the Belo will hopefully breathe new life in to an area that desparately needs it.


Yeah, there's a weird expectation on this forum that development in non-prime areas should (or practically speaking, even can) have high-end architecture. Fancy design costs $$, and you're only going to get a return on that from being a standout building in a fancy neighborhood.

Re: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

Posted: 29 Sep 2018 11:26
by Tnexster
lakewoodhobo wrote:Up until today I had only seen the original building on this parcel, the Hotel Jefferson, in postcard drawings.

So cool to see actual footage of the building in restored hi-def 35mm.

Image

https://flashbackdallas.com/2018/09/28/ ... ians-1970/


I love these old films, wish that building would have survived. Even remodeled it would have made a great Courtyard Hotel.

Re: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

Posted: 08 Dec 2018 00:50
by itsjrd1964
No sooner than it was completed and opened, the downtown Courtyard has sold to a Florida real estate investment trust for $49 million. Well, at least in this transaction, the acquiring firm doesn't have to budget anything for hotel renovation :D :!:

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... trust.html

Re: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

Posted: 21 Dec 2018 00:45
by dfwcre8tive
Here's another video prior to demolition.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PQBK0C8NHQ