Answers from Our Experts (1)
To stay at The Joule, a downtown property that completed a two-year, $78 million makeover in the fall of 2013, is akin to spending a few nights living in an art gallery. Interior decorator Adam Tihany leaves his mark on the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel with his implementation of a warm color palette and fine Italian woodwork. Beautiful, reclaimed mosaics can be found inside the new tower, as if they were subtle hat tips to the neighboring historic buildings. Works from nationally and internationally recognized artists are displayed about the property, too, perfectly placed to add a bit of modern ambience to the spaces. The lobby used to resemble a cozy parlor but now it has the feel of a chic reading room with ample seating, long tables and Taschen books to leisurely peruse. Much like the rest of the property, the guest rooms in the new tower are designed to excite with natural lighting, 42-inch smart TVs and luxurious washrooms with expansive showers.
One of the best design elements at The Joule is Tihany’s daring glass-fronted pool. The 10th-floor pool cantilevers eight feet beyond the Dallas hotel structure, and a Plexiglas window sits at the end. A swim here will make you feel like you’re dangling off of the edge.