Hyatt Regency Dallas

Hyatt Regency Dallas

Clouds can make – or break – a picture.

Don’t let Reunion Tower distract you from the beauty that is Hyatt Regency Dallas. Built in 1979, the varied-level glass exterior (30 stories at its tallest point) has been described by architecture enthusiasts as “futuristic” and “glittery.” A 2013 hotel renovation included updates to the over 1,000 guest rooms and also incorporated nods to the city’s (and property’s) history. Like other properties I’ve featured, the Hyatt Regency was once a pop culture icon, featured in the opening credits of television series Dallas.


For more information, visit: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/texas/hyatt-regency-dallas/dfwrd

The Flatiron Building

The Flatiron Building

No, not the one in New York.

Although decidedly less famous than its New York City inspiration, this hidden gem in downtown Fort Worth is one of my all-time favorites. The 1907 replica was designed by local architectural firm Sanguinet & Staats, including curious details like carved panther heads and pre-Nazi swastikas. Built by a Fort Worth physician, it seems only fitting that Fort Worth neurosurgeon Dr. George S. Cravens purchased the building in 1994. Documenting the decade-long, multi-million dollar restoration effort, Cravens notably kept a number of the Renaissance Revival building’s historic elements even as he converted the building into a penthouse, apartments, and event space.


For more information, visit: https://www.fortworthflatironbuilding.com