November 13 2013
The Hyatt Regency Dallas, a 4-Star property, is one big hotel. In addition to nearly 50,000 square feet of event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom and exhibit space, there are 1,120 guestrooms. On April 13th of this year, Hyatt Regency Dallas announced completion of the $50-million makeover and upgrade of these guestrooms, bathrooms and corridors, less than a year after construction began… and, just in time to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the hotel.
Clark Contractors, based in Little Rock, Ark., managed this phased construction project. The guest bathrooms were designed by EDG Interior Architecture + Design, a nationally recognized San Francisco-based design firm with a formidable client list that includes top hospitality companies. Their initial designs called for beautiful natural limestone material with glass mosaic tile used as an accent. From an aesthetic standpoint, this was a great choice, but, according to Marco Ballarin, Sales Manager at Florim USA, “The stone wasn’t a budget-friendly product. And when you’re considering the renovation of over one thousand guestrooms in a major hotel, there was no question that a high-performance, cost-saving alternative had to be sought out.”