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inlaid with brass that line the walls of the ninth floor have been restored, along with 17,555 hand- cut exterior marble panels, which were originally sourced from the same quarry as marble used for the Parthenon. The massive restoration and design effort was led by Cindy Zelazny of Interiors Limited, Caroline Todd of Todd Interiors, and Merriman Anderson Architects, with landscape design by SWA Group. Guest rooms average more than 700 square feet — of the 219 rooms, 52 are suites, and two are penthouse suites. Walnut-and-brass headboards, which reference Dahl's original design elements, are set against blue-lacquered walls. The 14,000-square-foot fourth-floor National Ballroom has three walls of floor-to-ceiling windows, 20- JULIE SOFER foot ceilings, and private suites that overlook the space. Two acres of indoor-outdoor space on the ninth floor — originally a private terrace for bank executives — now feature a full-service spa, fitness and wellness center, and a resort- style pool, along with Nine at The National, a casual restaurant. On the 10th floor is Catbird restaurant, lounge, and rooftop bar. Caroline Todd selected more than $2 million worth of furnishings and art from prestigious international galleries and art fairs including Frieze London and PAD London. Barlas Baylar, Hervé Langlais, and Ad Hoc designed furniture for the hotel; David Yarrow photography, sculpture by Raul Mourão, and paintings by David Bates and JD Miller are also featured. Thompson Dallas, 205 N. Akard St., Thompson Dallas lobby A corner guest room The dazzling lobby of the new Thompson Dallas In the lobby, sculpture by Raul Mourão. Painting by JD Miller. A painting by David Bates hangs in the lobby. JULIE SOFER Walnut-and-brass headboards reference George Dahl's original design elements 64

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