UP Officials: Graduate Dallas Hotel Coming In 2022

The Lumen appears to have a new timeframe for its full transition into the Graduate Dallas hotel.

University Park Parks and Recreation Director Sean Johnson said during a recent city council work session that the hotel is expected to reopen as the Graduate Dallas in spring of 2022.

“The Lumen will be part – well, they’re already operating under the brand of the Graduate, but they’ll be going through some renovations this year in 2021 in hopes of having it completed and for spring 2022 graduation, having a totally new makeover,” Johnson said. 

A spokesperson confirmed the spring 2022 timeline.

“Graduate Dallas is expected to debut as part of the Graduate Hotels collection in Spring 2022. The hotel is currently being operated as The Lumen under the operations of the Graduate Hotels team. Graduate plans to begin to transition the property in 2021,” the statement said.

Graduate Hotels is a collection of hotels in the U.S. in university-anchored cities. As such, the Dallas location is expected to feature nods to SMU. 

As we previously reported, Adventurous Journeys Capital Partners acquired the Lumen Hotel in 2019.

The four-story building that houses the Lumen, originally built in 1963, features a mid-century design.

Rachel Snyder

Rachel Snyder, deputy editor at People Newspapers, joined the staff in 2019, returning to her native Dallas-Fort Worth after starting her career at community newspapers in Oklahoma. One of her stories won first place in its category in the Oklahoma Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest in 2018. She’s a fan of puns and community journalism, not necessarily in that order. You can reach her at rachel.snyder@peoplenewspapers.com

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