Ever since opening its doors in 2008 under the leadership of Headington Companies, The Joule has literally lived up to the epitome of its name, revitalizing some of Dallas’ oldest landmarks. Located in what is considered to be the city’s cultural epicenter the design, boutique hotel is within walking distance of the Dallas Art District. A visual masterpiece, situated inside a 1920’s Neo-Gothic landmark, The Joule pays tribute to art with museum quality works.
Immediately upon walking through the doors of the lobby, guests are immersed in an intoxicating ambiance for the senses. Not all great works of art are encased behind museum walls, some are found in the most luxurious hotels around the world, and The Joule is no exception. Personally, funding years of restoration work, Timothy Headington, the hotel’s proprietor, and founder chose to display more than 70 pieces in The Joule and continues to still acquire new works. Today the existing collection includes Richard Phillips, Adam Fuss, and Ellsworth Kelly among many other notables. Some of the most significant works are: Outspan (2008), a major bronze work by Tony Cragg; Aqujeros en el Suelo (2011) by Los Carpinteros; Global Express (2011), a video installation by Leandro Erlich and artist Tony Tasset’s Eye, a 30-foot-tall sculpture located across from the hotel in an outdoor exhibition and event space.
Completing a recent expansion and renovation in 2014, the hotel creates a striking, harmonious balance between culture and comfort, offering 161 guest rooms and four luxurious penthouses. The penthouses range from 1,350 to 2,500 square feet and all feature pieces from artist Bram Tihany, Sferra linens, rainfall showers, Apple TV, Niven Morgan bath amenities, TASCHEN books, and a curated mini bar.
Penthouse 1052, Living Room. Photo Credit Eric Laignel
With absolutely no detail left to chance, every aspect of The Joule is a treat for the senses leaving guests with a unique experience never be forgotten.