DALLAS—The Hotel Palomar Dallas has been reimagined and recently unveiled as The Highland Dallas following a change of management from Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants to Interstate Hotels & Resorts. A modern, 198-room luxury boutique hotel, The Highland Dallas is located at North Central and Mockingbird Lane.
As part of this change, The Highland Dallas will join Hilton Worldwide as part of Curio – a Collection by Hilton. Curio is a carefully-selected, global collection of distinctive four- and five-star hotels created for travelers who seek discovery and authentic experiences.
The property will be managed and operated by Interstate Hotels & Resorts. “A premiere luxury boutique hotel, The Highland Dallas enhances the Interstate portfolio with a showcase property in one of the top U.S. travel destinations,” said Jim Abrahamson, CEO of Interstate Hotels & Resorts. “As one of the first properties included in Curio – A Collection by Hilton, our management team at The Highland has developed a sophisticated guest experience that will resonate with today’s modern traveler.”
Originally opened in the 1960s as the nine-story Hilton Inn, the hotel was known to host pianists at the penthouse hot spot called Harper’s Corner, and for its tiki room, a former Trader Vic’s Polynesian bar-restaurant.
“It’s fitting that one of the first hotels to join Curio is a former Hilton property. While it returns to the Hilton portfolio, it will retain the unique identity it has developed over the past several decades,” said Dianna Vaughan, global head, Curio. “This perfectly illustrates how the brand encourages hotels to preserve what makes them special while also offering guests the quiet reassurance the Hilton name provides and the benefits of our invaluable HHonors loyalty program.”
The hotel features a new steakhouse created by Bravo’s “Top Chef” contestant Chef John Tesar, spa and fitness facilities, and a salon.