The Statler Hotel
Architect: Merriman Anderson Architects
Project type: Hospitality, Multifamily
Once one of the nation’s premiere hotels since the 1950’s, the Statler grew past its prime and was closed in 2001. It wasn’t until 14 years later that earnest preservation and restoration efforts began. Many organizations, agencies, design and construction entities collaborated to redesign and deliver a modern experience while maintaining the historical and architectural significance.
Besides the complete restoration of the lower public areas, five floors of hotel rooms were reworked into new luxurious guestrooms including new stone counters and designer tile by Kemna Tile, as well as for the 11 upper levels which were reimagined into beautiful new apartments for downtown Dallas dwellers.
On the interior ground and second floor public space, carpet and tile were removed to expose the original black terrazzo, which was painstakingly repaired and restored by Kemna Tile. Terrazzo steps and staircases required meticulous attention to bring back to life. Interior marble wall cladding throughout the public areas and stone planters were also repaired and restored.
Kemna Tile worked closely with the design team and the contractor to determine and deliver what was needed to bring the terrazzo, stone, and tile finishes in The Statler to new life. Closely coordinating with all of the different other trades was crucially important to successfully bring this project in on schedule. The high levels of detail and workmanship required were exacting. Kemna Tile’s vast experience combined with their talented and dedicated crews resulted in finishes that help make The Statler a new landmark in Dallas.