NYLO Dallas/Las Colinas Celebrates Grand Opening
“The hotel is Las Colinas’ latest and greatest,” says John Russell, CEO, NYLO Hotels. “Offering plenty of shopping, dining, nightlife and green spaces, Las Colinas is home to 2,000-plus corporations and just a few minutes from one of the world’s busiest airports. We’re proud to be part of this thriving community.”
A Movable Feast
The Loft at NYLO Dallas/Las Colinas serves up global cuisine with a Texas spin. At the opening, there were creative cocktails, like Lexus Lemonade spiked with VOX Vodka. Moving from the patio to The Loft to the library, guests found inventive pairings of comfort classics and 21st-century fare: barbecue brisket sliders, mini burgers with tomato jam, chicken skewers doused with tasty Thai chili, veggie kabobs spiced with mint chimichurri, and more. Dessert in the ballroom hit the spot with fresh fruit, chocolate-dipped strawberries and delectable cheesecake bites.
Music and Art in the Mix
Entertainment came from live performances on the patio by Johnny Lloyd Rollins, a Texas rocker featured in the NYLO Uncovers CD series. Rollins infuses his music with sounds from Elvis, to McCartney to Johnny Cash in a unique mix. At the NYLO party, he electrified the crowd with his straightforward lyrics attached to driving rock rhythms and glorious melodies. In the ballroom, guests danced to sounds spun into the night by a top Dallas deejay. Additional entertainment came from fire dancers in a dazzling display around the pool.
A silent auction raised $750 for Make A Wish Foundation, with original artwork donated by area artists. NYLO maintains close ties to the local cultural community through its art competitions. At the opening, guests perused paintings and photos by up-and-coming artists, including “Longhorn Love” by Jennifer Moreman, which won first place in the NYLO Dallas/Las Colinas Art Competition last spring. This painting of a Texas longhorn in vibrant shades of red, yellow, blue and green is on display in the hotel guestrooms. The entire hotel offers opportunities for art gazing, with works rich in Texas imagery, from nature to artistic renderings of oilrigs, horses and bulls.
Partygoers were hotel guests, fashionable locals from nearby businesses and residences as well as hotel vendors and corporate clients. Sponsors included Lexus, DIAGEO and Beam Global Spirits & Wine.
“We’re delighted with the enthusiastic outpouring of support we’ve received from our neighbors and guests,” says Lisa Klaker, the hotel’s general manager. “The Las Colinas community has been very good to us, and this party was an opportunity for us to say thank you to our good friends.”
Upcoming events on the NYLO Dallas/Las Colinas social calendar include a not-to-be-missed Halloween party as well as weddings, private parties, a fireman’s ball and a symphony orchestra gala.
About NYLO Dallas/Las Colinas | NYLO Hotel’s third and largest property to date opened in July 2009 in Las Colinas, Tex. The hotel has 200 guest lofts, 7,000 square feet of meeting and event space, and a 7,500 square-foot courtyard with two heated pools. The property also includes allergy-friendly guest lofts called PURE Rooms and is a 100 percent renewable energy certificate hotel. The Loft, NYLO’s signature social space, features a stylish bar, state-of-the-art business center, library, game lounge, original artwork and entertainment by local artists, and restaurant serving sophisticated comfort cuisine. Located near the center of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, NYLO Dallas/Las Colinas provides convenience access to DFW Airport and downtown Dallas.
About NYLO Hotels | Atlanta-based NYLO Hotels offers a new class of hotels that combines the dynamic qualities of urban residential loft-style living with the best-of-the-industry features of leading hotel brands. NYLO features bright, spacious loft accommodations; state-of-the-art business center; high-tech gym; and stylish, 24-hour, healthy-alternative restaurant and bar. The brand caters to travelers seeking an energized alternative to the bland, one-size-fits-all experience typically found in mid-priced lodgings. The first NYLO made its debut in Dec. 2007 in Plano, Tex., in North Dallas. A second hotel, NYLO Providence/Warwick, opened in Sept. 2008 in R.I., and a third, NYLO Dallas/Las Colinas, premiered in July 2009. For more information, visit .