Lumen To Become the Graduate Dallas Hotel

Adventurous Journeys Capital Partners acquired the Lumen Hotel in 2019, and it’s expected to debut as Graduate Dallas this summer.

The four-story building, originally built in 1963, is at 6101 Hillcrest Avenue. The hotel, which features a mid-century design, will undergo a renovation that will touch all guestrooms, common areas, meeting and event spaces, as well as the lobby. The hotel will continue to operate independently as the Lumen while undergoing renovations.

Lumen The Graduate Dallas
Adventurous Journey Capital Partners has opened a whole slate of The Graduate hotels, including one in Oxford, Mississippi, pictured here. (Photo courtesy Adventurous Journey Capital Partners)

Graduate Hotels is a collection of 22 hotels in the U.S. in university-anchored cities.

“We are thrilled to announce the acquisition of the Lumen hotel,” senior vice president of acquisitions for AJ Capital Partners Tim Ryan said. “This storied property is uniquely positioned to serve the SMU campus community, Park Cities, and greater Dallas for generations to come.”

The Lumen

The new hotel will offer 95 guestrooms, a communal lobby, the Poindexter Coffee shop, a new restaurant and bar, a rooftop lounge, and an upgraded pool courtyard.

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2 thoughts on “Lumen To Become the Graduate Dallas Hotel

  • January 26, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    Love The Graduate Hotels!!! So excited to have one in Dallas!!!!!!! Have stayed in the Oxford location many times.

  • January 28, 2020 at 4:41 pm

    Love this!! We’ve stayed at the Graduate in Oxford, MS and Fayetteville, AR. Both were great, and I’m glad you will have a rooftop lounge:)


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