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September 2017 - Dallas

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over the years — such as sounds of an old-time jazz band wafting through the halls at night and the specter of a jilted bride who died at the hotel in 1912. These and other hauntings were given their own section in the hotel's history book. When the legendary French Room reopens this month, it will have been thoughtfully restored to its original 1912 luster, with authentic details, Reitmayer Sano says. The ceiling's cherubic mural, added in the 1980s by a Hollywood set designer, has been replaced with luminous white Venetian plaster. The look is commensurate with how the room would have looked in 1912, says Reitmayer Sano, who worked from old photographs. Original carved gilt-wood French chairs were reupholstered and now pull up to sculptural Saarinen-style tables draped in white cloths. The French Room Bar has been redone to dark, clubby perfection, with red velvet drapery and navy lacquered walls. The new French Room Salon promises to be a stylish lounge where guests can have drinks and bites from the French Room bar menu, surrounded by a 42-piece collection of Texas art, curated by Dallas artist and Nasher Sculpture Center communications manager Lucia Simek. Adolphus Busch, who died a year after the hotel opened, couldn't have foreseen its enduring legacy. Now more stylish than ever, the newly refreshed Adolphus will continue to be history in the making. City Hall Bistro at the Adolphus The massive brass eagle chandelier, circa 1912, is original to the hotel. The hotel, circa 1912.

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