NYLO Dallas South Side Hotel Earns LEED Gold

In a milestone for sustainability and adaptive reuse, NYLO Dallas South Side has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.

In a milestone for sustainability and adaptive reuse, NYLO Dallas South Side has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.

The boutique hotel opened in August 2012  in a 102-year-old factory building that had stood empty for more than a decade. The entire South Side is undergoing a major revitalization that has ushered in a plurality of retail and entertainment establishments, as well as quality urban living.

Located at 1325 S. Lamar, the NYLO property is the first historic hotel in Dallas to achieve LEED Gold and one of only 69 LEED Gold-certified hotels in the country.

The project team, which included developer Matthews Southwest and architect 5G Studio Collaborative, achieved the landmark certification by incorporating a variety of green features into the historic building that once housed the Dallas Coffin Co. Highlights include the addition of a well-insulated, high-albedo roof; a 3,900-gallon cistern to collect rainwater for landscaping and irrigation; low-E film to the existing windows to reduce solar heat gain; energy-efficient lighting; sensor-controlled thermostats; and low-flow fixtures. In addition, the team reused and restored existing materials and finishes, and recycled 83 percent of construction and demolition debris.

Owned by NYLO Hotels L.L.C., NYLO Dallas South Side features 76 loft-style guest rooms and eco-friendly suites with polished concrete floors, more-than-10-foot-high ceilings, flat-screen HDTVs and WiFi. The outfit hosts the Terrace Bistro, a full-service restaurant, and the signature SODA Bar, a 4,500-square-foot rooftop terrace with a swimming pool and amazing views of the Dallas skyline.

The company, which now owns three hotels in the Dallas area, will open its first New York City hotel later this year on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. It also plans to open a property in Nyack, N.Y., in 2014.

Photo credits: NYLO Dallas South Side