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A luxe downtown Dallas resort has captured a coveted spot on Conde Nast Traveler’s Scorching List for 2021: Thompson Dallas was the city’s only lodge to make the prestigious checklist of 69 ideal new lodges from all around the entire world. Two Austin attributes spherical out a Texas trio: Commodore Perry Estate and Resort Magdalena.

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Section of the lifestyle hospitality brand name Thompson Hotels, the Dallas lodge opened in November 2020 in the historic George Dahl-designed developing now recognized as The Nationwide on Akard Street. Formulated by award-winning organization Todd Interests, Thompson Dallas was a $460 million preservation project that concerned restoration and reuse of salvaged components.

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To curate this year’s Very hot Checklist, produced May 6, the publication’s editors tested hundreds of new hotels across the globe, sooner or later narrowing it down to an unranked list of 69 — only 24 of which are in the United States and Canada. It is the 25th anniversary edition of the magazine’s extremely revered roundup.

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As for what deserves Thompson Dallas’ area, Conde Nast Traveler writes:

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As the brand’s very first foray into Texas, everything is even larger — besides for the foyer, a bookshelf-lined, flower-included extended corridor of types that pushes you off the road and into the elevator lender to whisk you up and absent. You will uncover the most amenities on the sprawling 9th and 10th floors, which appear to be developed for social distancing and have two acres of all-climate outdoor place amongst them — a rarity downtown, and at the city’s accommodations total — with cozy outdoor fireplaces, a terrace attached to its loungey Catbird bar, and a lap pool full with vacation resort-model cabanas. Spacious area interiors nod to the building’s origins in the 1960s with Mad Guys-meets-city cowboy decor that mixes brass accents with cow print and leather-based. 

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Thompson Dallas exists alongside The Nationwide Residences, 324 luxurious superior-increase apartments. And an opulent spa features lovely downtown views.

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The Austin attributes that built the Hot Record are no strangers to raves from nationwide journey publications. In fact, the two Commodore Perry Estate and Resort Magdalena just gained Texas’ only spots on Journey + Leisure’s listing of the world’s most effective new motels.

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Commodore Perry is a 10-acre lavish estate at first created in 1928 as the place dwelling of Nannie Lewette “Lutie” and Commodore Edgar Perry. It is now component of the Auberge Resorts Collection resort portfolio, which upgraded the historic Austin residence with an added 3-tale building and reopened final 12 months.

Conde Nast Traveler lauds the property’s environment as considerably as its style and design, saying, “The drive in can really feel as nevertheless you have entered a European retreat far from Central Austin’s Hyde Park neighborhood … It’s uncomplicated to forget about the surging tech-opolis of downtown is just 10 minutes absent.”

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Resort Magdalena, which opened last fall, is the South Congress Avenue splendor from Austin-primarily based hospitality biz Bunkhouse Team. Its founder, Liz Lambert, is powering other this sort of beloved hotel brands as Austin’s Hotel San Jose and Hotel Saint Cecilia, as effectively as El Cosmico, the funky Marfa home that includes yurts, teepees, and quirky trailers.

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The journal notes that the hotel’s furnishings pay homage to the neighborhood’s roots and its pool draws on the area’s swimming hole society. “Conceived and executed largely by gals, Magdalena is welcoming and intuitive, a fitting nod to its namesake, the patron saint of the ladies,” it suggests.

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The Scorching Checklist has existed for 25 decades, but editors confess that releasing this year’s version just after a yr-extended world-wide pandemic noticed some issues. It also, however, permitted them to existing a tale of resilience. 

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“In spite of monumental hardship in the journey sector, exceptional houses have ongoing to open up throughout the globe (just about a thousand final year in the U.S. by yourself),” they say. “In spite of it all, the next pages are whole of successes.”