Dallas, TX – Hyatt Regency Dallas and asset manager/developer Woodbine Development Corporation announced today that master chef and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck will operate a signature restaurant and banquet space atop Reunion Tower when it re-opens. Additionally, Wolfgang Puck Catering will office in and operate the event space at the historic Union Station, also currently undergoing a Woodbine-managed renovation.
“The 50-story Reunion Tower has become an unofficial symbol of Dallas over the years, and with the addition of Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant and catering, the tower will continue to be Dallas’ most frequented destination,” said Steve Vissotzky, general manager of Hyatt Regency Dallas. “We are excited about this partnership and the esteem it brings to our property and downtown Dallas.” Woodbine and Hyatt announced the $46-million renovation of Reunion Tower and Union Station in November of 2007. The new fine dining restaurant will be Puck’s first in Dallas. It will occupy the space that was formerly Antares restaurant.
“We are excited to bring our great food and service in a beautiful environment to a setting overlooking an amazing city like Dallas,” said Chef Puck. “Between our restaurant and catering services, I know everyone who comes to Reunion Tower and Union Station will leave with an enduring memory.”
Tom Kaplan, senior managing partner of the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group added, “With 15 fine dining restaurants coast to coast, we are very much looking forward to bringing our brand to Dallas. The iconic Reunion Tower location offers an exceptional opportunity for our group to expand into the Dallas market and to further help shape the changing culinary landscape of the city.”
Carl Schuster, CEO of Wolfgang Puck Catering said, “We are especially excited to share in the common desire with Hyatt Regency Dallas/Reunion Tower to achieve the highest standard for dining in Dallas, whether in the restaurant or at an event.”
The 1,122-room Hyatt Regency Dallas features 160,000 square feet of function space including three ballrooms, two exhibit halls, 56 meeting rooms and 42 hospitality suites. A historical perspective of the city is presented on three levels of the property through its Reflections of Dallas photo and art exhibit. The silhouette of the hotel and adjoining 50-story Reunion Tower has given the Dallas skyline worldwide recognition. The property is owned by entities affiliated with Hunt-Woodbine Realty Corporation. For more information, visit hyattregencydallas.com or call 214.651.1234.
The award-winning restaurants of the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group include Spago (Beverly Hills, Las Vegas, Maui and Beaver Creek), Postrio (Las Vegas and San Francisco); Chinois (Santa Monica and Las Vegas); Trattoria del Lupo and Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill in Las Vegas; Wolfgang Puck American Grille at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City; CUT (Beverly Hills and Las Vegas); Wolfgang Puck Grille at the MGM Grand Detroit and The Source at the Newseum in Washington, DC. Wolfgang Puck Catering, formed in 1998, operates the 25,000 square foot Hollywood & Highland Entertainment Center’s Grand Ballroom which is residence to the Academy Awards® Annual Governors Ball among other prominent Los Angeles venues. In addition to the success of its on and off-site catering operations in Los Angeles, Wolfgang Puck Catering currently provides catering services at cultural centers in eleven major markets including the Museum of Contemporary Art, the University of Chicago’s Gleacher Center and Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies (Chicago); the St. Louis Art Museum and the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; the Museum of Science and Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston); the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis); Indianapolis Museum of Art; Benaroya Hall (Seattle), Seattle Design Center; Newseum (Washington, DC); Springs Preserve (Las Vegas); Nasher Sculpture Center (Dallas); and the Georgia Aquarium (Atlanta). Wolfgang Puck Catering sets the standard for culinary excellence, bringing our team’s legendary combination of innovative cuisine and refined service as fine-dining restaurateurs to the worlds most renowned and demanding corporate, cultural, and social settings. The Wolfgang Puck Companies passionately believe in offering the most creative, inventive menus and tastes, using organic, all-natural and humanely treated products and ingredients; the finest in genuine hospitality providing exceptional, consistent service and management; and innovative design, offering our customers with the very best in eating and dining WELL – with Wolfgang’s Eat, Love, Live!™ For more information visit www.wolfgangpuck.com
Woodbine Development Corporation is a custom, at-risk developer focused on development opportunities in the southern half of the United States, with particular emphasis on projects throughout Texas, as well as in Arizona and Nevada. The company’s projects are focused in three key product lines: hotels, resorts and golf courses; multiuse land developments; and mixed-use retail/office/residential projects. Woodbine provides real estate services for its own investments, as well as for corporations, non-profit organizations and individuals.
Since its founding by Ray L. Hunt and John Field Scovell in 1973, Woodbine has been involved with projects representing several billion dollars in real estate investments: 15,000 acres of land, approximately 6,000 hotel rooms, 126 holes of golf and more than 50 food and beverage venues — totally more than 10 million square feet of building space. Notable Woodbine projects include Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion, Hyatt Regency DFW, DFW Freeport, Fossil Creek, all in the DFW Metroplex; Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa, Legacy Trails and The Westin La Cantera Resort, all in San Antonio; Hyatt Regency Lake Las Vegas Resort in Henderson, Nevada (now a Loews resort); and Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa in Austin/Bastrop, Texas. In Arizona, Woodbine developed the 730-acre Kierland mixed-use, master-planned community in Phoenix/Scottsdale, which includes The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Kierland Golf Club and Kierland Commons. Most recently, Woodbine completed development of the new Hunt Headquarters building in downtown Dallas, and has launched construction of a series of Hyatt Place hotels in Arizona and Nevada.
Woodbine’s impressive track record in the development of diversified, high-quality real estate projects has provided its partners and clients with significant asset appreciation, minimal cash/credit exposure, and a competitive return on invested capital. For more information visit www.woodbinedevelopment.com