Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Hyatt Regency Dallas unveils remodeled atrium
Just in time for uper-Say owl-Bay.
DALLAS Hyatt Regency Dallas announces the completion of its atrium transformation featuring a new bar and restaurant. The renovation project was managed by Woodbine Development Corporation, with CMMI of Atlanta, Georgia, and Engstrom Design (EDG) of San Rafael, Calif., serving as project architects and designers.
The atrium transformation, which complements the award-winning, contemporary style of the hotel, follows the hotel’s 2009-10 ballroom and meeting room renovation, the 2008-09 hotel exhibit space renovation, and the $46-million restoration of the adjoining historic Union Station and landmark Reunion Tower, all managed by Woodbine. The restaurant (Five Sixty) and function space atop Reunion Tower are operated by Wolfgang Puck.
The project, which took four months to complete, resulted in a 42-foot bar adjacent to the signature marble star in the hotel’s atrium floor. The bar itself called Monduel’s features a media wall, sleek lounge-style and contemporary cocktail table seating comprised of jade and cigar tones with polished chrome and stainless steel. The new cocktail menu encompasses unique recipes from associates and popular Hyatt favorites, based on local and regional influences including four diamond drinks, five stars of Texas, five margaritas and six new Tinis.
“Hyatt Regency Dallas’ atrium transformation is extremely timely and has already received rave reviews from our customers,” said Fred Euler, general manager of Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion. “We are looking forward to welcoming additional visitors to Dallas coming in for the Big Game.”
The hotel’s atrium restaurant, Centennial Cafe, now features contemporary furnishings in patterns of navy and wheat incorporating cowhide and rich wood tones. This casual restaurant also offers a chef's table and two communal tables as well as a buffet with hidden heating elements and cold plates. The menus for breakfast, lunch, dinner, wine, and dessert were also redesigned. The upscale dinner menu explores the five regions of Texas and the culinary influences each represents. Entrees range in price from $16–$27. A few highlights include Apple Bacon Wrapped Quail with jicama salad, Roasted Beets with arugula and Deep Ellum bleu cheese, Grilled Rib Eye, Roasted Vegetable Empanada, and Pan Roasted Pork Chop. A la carte sides include bacon braised collard greens, steamed asparagus, smoked cheddar grits with Serrano ham, elote con crema.
“Our new dinner menu incorporates the farm-to-table concept with items derived from the five regions of Texas,” said Roxane Cunningham, food & beverage director for Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion. “With the opening of our new restaurant and bar, we have had the opportunity to hire 19 new food & beverage associates.”
Source: Hyatt Regency Dallas
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