by Sarah JF Braley | August 18, 2020

The Deep Ellum district of Dallas has welcomed the 165-room Kimpton Pittman Hotel. The property is named for William Sidney Pittman, a Black architect who relocated from Washington, D.C., to Texas in 1913. He designed the Beaux Arts building in 1916 to be a Pythian Temple for the Knights of Pythias, a nonsectarian fraternal order that was founded in 1864 in Washington, D.C. The hotel now blends his brick-clad exterior with modern, LEED-certified interiors.

Guest-room décor features natural light and a gradation of whites, accented by geometric prints and abstract art. For guest comfort, Frette linens are on the beds, cozy bathrobes are available in the closets and Bluetooth speakers are ready to play their personal playlists. Other hotel amenities include a 24/7 fitness facility with state-of-the-art rowing machines, treadmills, free weights, Peloton bikes and TRX training machines; complementary use of Public cruiser bicycles; an outdoor pool with a firepit; and hosted wine hours.

The property's signature restaurant, Elm & Good, serves up an American tavern-inspired menu. Chefs work in an open kitchen, preparing wood-fired meats and vegetables, handmade pastas and other locally sourced farm-to-table fare. Two private dining spaces seat from 10 to 30 guests, and patrons who wish to head outside can dine on the patio.

For group gatherings, the Kimpton Pittman Hotel offers more than 8,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, such as the 475-square-foot conference room and the 4,200-square-foot restored ballroom with soaring windows, where legendary blues musicians once played the night away in the 1920s.

Keeping an eye on health and safety, the hotel is following Kimpton's Clean Promise protocols.