Deep Ellum Blog

Business of the Week: The Pittman Hotel

August 24, 2021 | Deep Ellum Team

One of Deep Ellum’s most historic and culturally significant buildings used to be a vacant eyesore, but now houses the first hotel in the district! The Kimpton Pittman Hotel offers the ideal resting place within Beaux-arts architectural digs.

Built in 1916, the Knights of Pythias Temple was the first building in Dallas designed by a Black architect. William Sidney Pittman, the architect and hotel’s namesake, designed the temple which became the center of African-American life in Dallas throughout the early 20th century. The Knights of Pythias housed offices for Black lawyers, doctors, dentists, and other professionals while also hosting large gatherings in the grand ballroom. 

After a painstaking restoration of the building, The Pittman Hotel opened its doors nearly a year ago. Being the first hotel in Deep Ellum is no small project, and The Pittman has risen to the occasion and then some! Upon entering the hotel, any visitor will immediately notice the Deep Ellum influence through the art, neon signage, historic photos, and homages to the local music scene that little the hotel. The historical aspects of the hotel are contrasted by airy, contemporary rooms. Flooded with natural light and calming hues, each room and suite provides a calming retreat that any traveler will appreciate!

With character and style in spades, The Pittman’s gathering spaces add another dimension to the space. With an American tavern-style restaurant and poolside bar, delicious bites and locally-inspired cocktails are never far from your room. In addition to dining options, The Pittman has space for large events such as weddings or conferences as well as a smaller meeting room and an outdoor gathering space complete with amenities needed in any weather. 

Simply put, The Pittman has everything you need to make your next trip, staycation, or event a memorable one! Live your own piece of Deep Ellum history by making a visit to The Pittman soon. 


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