Hyatt continues to build its Thompson Hotels brand in southern United States
The Chicago-headquartered Hyatt Hotels Corporation has said it will continue to grow the Thompson Hotels brand throughout the southern United States with deals for two new properties—Thompson Savannah and Thompson Buckhead—expected to open in Georgia in 2021.
Marking the brand’s entry into the state, these projects will join four other Thompson hotels already under development including Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Austin, Texas. These six new properties are expected to join Thompson’s nine hotels across the United States and Mexico, many of which have resumed operations and are welcoming back guests.
Thompson Hotels is a subsidiary brand of Hyatt.
“We are excited to announce the future openings of six new Thompson hotels in Georgia and Texas, which, together with Thompson Nashville, will bolster the brand’s presence in the Southern US,” said Crystal Vinisse Thomas, Hyatt’s Director of Global Lifestyle Brands. “We look forward to inviting our guests to rediscover southern hospitality through the tailored lens of the Thompson Hotels brand—celebrating the rich culinary, music and artistic foundations of the South through exceptional service, crafted design and an elevated social scene.”
In addition to the previously announced 190-room Thompson Hollywood—set to debut in 2021 in the Vinyl District, the epicentre of the neighbourhood—Thompson Hotels brand growth includes:
Thompson Savannah, Mid 2021
Thompson Savannah, scheduled to open in summer 2021, will bring together the city’s colourful past and exciting present with design that combines historic architectural details and contemporary flair. Developed by Atlanta-based Regent Partners as part of the mixed-use Eastern Wharf project—adjacent to the city’s historic centre and on the banks of the Savannah River—the 193-room property is being designed by Dallas-based firm Studio 11 and will include 21 suites with wraparound balconies.
Thompson Buckhead, Late 2021
Located in one of Atlanta’s most stylish neighbourhoods, Thompson Buckhead is also being developed by Regent Partners and is scheduled to open in late 2021. The hotel’s home, in the walkable Buckhead Village area, will offer a more residential setting. Designed by Studio 11, the property will appropriately have the atmosphere of a luxurious private home—with an intimate jewel-box bar, works by local artists on display, and greenery throughout, the lobby will feel like a stylish and contemporary Southern great room.
Thompson Dallas, November 2020
Slated to open in fall 2020 and being developed by Todd Interests, the 219-room Thompson Dallas will be located downtown in a re-development of the iconic 52-story First National Bank Tower—a recognizable fixture of the Dallas skyline. Billed as The National, the architectural design for the project is being led by award-winning Dallas firm, Merriman Anderson Architects, who are restoring many of the 1961 building’s original elements, including historic marble from the Parthenon quarry. Highlights of the hotel will include a signature restaurant on the 49th floor from a yet-to-be-announced two Michelin-starred chef and a 50th-floor observation deck.
Thompson San Antonio, November 2020
Scheduled to open in November 2020, Thompson San Antonio will be a 162-room hotel located in a luxury, mixed-use development on the banks of the San Antonio River and steps from the city’s celebrated River Walk. Complete with 28 suites and two penthouses—all with soaking tubs, full wet bars and views of Texas Hill Country—the property will also offer a full-service spa, a 20th floor rooftop bar with panoramic views of the downtown.
Thompson Austin, Mid 2021
Scheduled to open in spring 2021, Thompson Austin will be located downtown in the music and entertainment district in a new mixed-use development from Magellan Development Group, Geolo Capital and Wanxiang America Real Estate Group. The hotel’s look will be a celebration of brutalist modern design with statement concrete walls and custom, handcrafted fixtures and details that accentuate the materiality of elements like polished stone and blackened steel.
Thompson Houston, 2023
Thompson Houston is scheduled to open in 2023. The 170-room hotel located close to downtown Houston is being developed by DC Partners and Tianqing Real Estate Development. The hotel will be part of The Allen, a mixed-use development facing Buffalo Bayou Park, which will include high-end shops, restaurants and other amenities.
These hotels will join the Thompson Hotels portfolio, which recently introduced the 225-room Thompson Washington D.C. on January 8, 2020. Located in the city’s emerging Navy Yard neighbourhood, the hotel was recently named one of the “Best New Hotels” in Condé Nast Traveler’s prestigious 2020 Hot List.