Glass-fronted pool cantilevers eight feet out from the side of the rooftop
Flagship ESPA spa has signature treatments, vitality pool and crystal steam room
Perks like free WiFi, Apple TV in guestrooms and free area car service
What To Know
Street parking is tough, so most guests (and locals) opt for valet — meaning there's often a wait
The pool and rooftop café are more sceney than family-friendly
In-room coffee- and teamakers are upon request
Parking on site
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Sleek, art-filled downtown hotel with buzzing dining and shopping, contemporary style and a flagship ESPA spa
Three separate buildings — a neo-gothic former bank, a 1913 Classical Revival–style structure and a 1911 former Salvation Army — have been combined to create the strikingly contemporary Joule. Designed by renowned hospitality designer Adam D. Tihany, the public spaces juxtapose gleaming ivory-colored marble floors, glass elevators and a sleek Taschen library with such accents as mohair and leather chairs, a hallway lined with mosaics rescued from the original structures, and the vault from the old bank building.
Bed and Bath
Also showing the modern-but-warm Tihany touch, the 160 guestrooms and suites are decorated in serene jewel or earth tones, contemporary furniture, hand-picked artworks and photographs, with plenty of natural light from oversize windows. The bedding consists of 300-thread-count Sferra linens and Frette robes, and techno touches include Bose bluetooth radio and 47-inch flat-screen TVs equipped with Apple TV. The bathrooms feature ESPA amenities from the spa.
Following its expansion in 2013, the Joule now includes a retail corridor housing several upscale designer boutiques, including Tenoversix and Traffic, as well as a Taschen library and Weekend Coffee, which uses Victrola Beans flown in weekly from Seattle. At the lobby-level CBD Provisions restaurant and bar (named one of the best in town just months after opening), chef Michael Sindoni puts a modern twist on Texas traditions (think broiled Gulf oysters with absinthe whipped potatoes, and green chile pork tacos), while bartenders from NYC's Cuff & Buttons have created a bar menu highlighting creative cocktails, regional craft beers and top Texas wines. The 8,000-square-foot subterranean ESPA spa — the brand's U.S. flagship — has facilities that include a vitality pool, an ice fountain, a crystal steam room and a glass-walled sauna to enjoy before or after services. There's also a fitness center and the famous glass-fronted rooftop pool, which sticks eight feet out from the side of the building.
In the Area
Downtown Dallas has enjoyed a total regeneration in the last few years, and the Joule enjoys a prime position to take it all in. Shoppers can’t miss the flagship Neiman Marcus department store, a registered historic landmark built in 1914 that happens to be right next door to the hotel. The city’s art scene is world class, and many of the top spots are a short trip using the hotel’s free area car service. Don’t miss the indoor/outdoor Nasher Sculpture Center, the treasure-filled Dallas Museum of Art and the stunning, eco-friendly Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Near the Arts District, One Arts Plaza features restaurants, outdoor seating and live music spaces.
1530 Main St
Dallas, Texas 75201
How to Get There
The closest major airports to The Joule, A Luxury Collection Hotel are:Dallas, TX (DAL-Love Field) - 8.5 km / 5.3 miDallas, TX (DFW-Dallas-Fort Worth Intl.) - 26 km / 16.2 miThe preferred airport for The Joule, A Luxury Collection Hotel is Dallas, TX (DAL-Love Field). Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.