Wednesday, May 16, 2012 , Updated 7:06 a.m., August 17, 2012
UPDATED: NYLO South Side will feature local artwork as hotel décor
More than 50 artists will be represented in the new boutique hotel.
DALLAS NYLO is a familiar hotel name in the DFW area when it comes to cool factor, but this summer when it opens its newest addition, Nylo Dallas South Side, more than 50 Dallas-Fort Worth artists will add to that cool factor.
The hotel hosted a contest to find local artists who could create works for the hotel’s interior, and winners were given cash prices from $150 to $2,000. More than 150 artists submitted more than 400 pieces of artwork. The winning pieces – 150 in all – will be displayed in the hotel guest rooms, corridors, and lobby.
Striving for an emphasis on artwork reflective of the south side neighborhood’s soul, President and CEO of NYLO Hotels Mike Mueller said he feels they have accomplished that goal.
A true cacophony for the eyes, standouts include a vintage-looking “Motel” by Kimberly Tom; Greg Piazza’s colorful rendition of “South Side”; and Terry Cooper’s “Date Night,” a play on two chairs that look like two people sitting and almost holding hands.
With the new artwork, the boutique hotel in Dallas' South Side will reflect the local artist community, said NYLO Executive Vice President of Operations Patrick O’Neil.
The hotel is NYLO's third in DFW and its first LEED certified property. It will have five stories, a rooftop infinity pool, and a glass-enclosed bar and lounge.
It's slated to open in July 2012.
UPDATE: The hotel is now scheduled to open Monday, August 20, 2012.
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