Dallas/Fort Worth Airport officially opened its third hotel at the airport, a new Hyatt Place adjacent to the airport’s headquarters building.
The 137-room hotel is located near the south entrance of the airport in Euless and features a full-service restaurant and bar that is open for guests 24-hours a day. The hotel also has an indoor pool, fitness center and outdoor fireplace lounge area.
“All passengers needs are not the same. This provides a segments of our passenger with a great hospitality opportunity on the airport property,” said John Terrell, vice president of commercial development at DFW Airport.
The Hyatt Place joins the Grand Hyatt at Terminal D that opened in 2005. The Hyatt Regency, located at Terminal C, opened in 1974 at the same time commercial service started at DFW Airport.
Terrell said the Southgate Plaza development, which includes the new hotel and the airport’s headquarters, should be completed in the next two years. The airport plans to break ground on a new 6,000-square-foot building for the U.S. Postal Service at Southgate sometime this summer.
First DFW Airport hotel opened in 1974 at Terminal C. It is currently called the Hyatt Regency but previous names include Amfac, Airport-Marina hotel.
The airport may also add a fourth hotel, such as an extended-stay hotel, close to the Hyatt Place, Terrell said.
With the completion of Southgate development, Terrell said the airport is focused on developing an additional 600 acres across the street from Southgate.
Terrell said the airport recently completed concept planning for Passport Park which will have industrial buildings, hospitality facilities, commercial office buildings and warehouses.
“There will be several million-square-feet of warehouse distribution,” Terrell said. “We’re looking for businesses that have their goods that travel.”