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Starwood and KFK Group to Open Westin in Dallas

STAMFORD, CT—Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and New Orleans-based KFK Group will open a new Starwood-managed Westin hotel in downtown Dallas, TX.

The Westin Dallas Downtown will open by December 2015 as part of an adaptive re-use project that will transform the landmark “One Main Place” complex into the city’s newest lifestyle development. Construction has already begun, following KFK’s acquisition of the one million square foot building in March of last year.

The vertical mixed-use property will feature a dedicated hotel entrance parallel to Elm Street and a second floor hotel lobby in the former banking hall. Hotel facilities will include 323 guestrooms, a three-meal restaurant, a bar and more than 27,000 sq. ft. of meeting space including a primary ballroom overlooking the eastern courtyard. A glass-enclosed event space in the western courtyard will also be available for events.

The third floor of The Westin Dallas Downtown will be primarily dedicated to conference space. The 323 oversized guestrooms will include 21 suites. The 32nd floor will feature additional meeting space with views of the Trinity River, Victory Park, Reunion Tower and the historic West End, as well as a Starwood Preferred Guest executive lounge, two boardrooms, a Westin WORKOUT studio and an indoor pool overlooking Main Street.

In addition to the Westin hotel, the building will also feature 50,000 sq. ft. of retail space, 600,000 sq. ft. of Class A office space and underground parking.

Located five miles from Dallas Love Field, less than twenty miles from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), and one block from the DART light rail, the hotel is easily accessible. The Westin Dallas Downtown will be within walking distance of attractions including the Dallas Arts District, Victory Park, American Airlines Center, the West End Historic District, Klyde Warren Park and the Dallas Convention Center. Numerous businesses are headquartered in the area including AT&T, Comerica Bank, Tenet Healthcare and Neiman Marcus, whose flagship store is two blocks away on Main Street.