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Belmont Hotel Lobby
Belmont Hotel Site Plan

Dilbeck Court Ltd.
Monte Anderson, Developer

Joint Venture
w/ Designer Carole Twitmyer
44,000 total project sf; 68 rooms
Completion Date
November 2005

Perched atop limestone cliffs, overlooking downtown Dallas, the Belmont Hotel was built in 1946 as the first luxury motor court hotel in Dallas. Charles S. Dilbeck designed the 44,000 s.f. grouping of five buildings on terraces in a mix of Art Moderne and Spanish Cottage styles. Through time the area disintegrated into high crime and economic depression.

This high- risk investment planned to keep the original architecture and create a 68 room boutique hotel, including fourteen suites. The project’s completion has played a pivotal role in the revitalization of the area.

Scope of Services

  • Determination & evaluation of original design & historic fabric
  • Adapting existing motor court configuration to walkable landscapes
  • Modification of certain rooms to provide suites
  • New HVAC systems & electrical
  • Re-created ironwork details
  • Plaster repair and new finishes
  • New windows in original openings
  • Site Planning


  • Preservation DallasPreservation Achievement Award 2006
  • Preservation Texas - Preservation Achievement Award 2006
  • barBelmont featured in Conde Nast Traveler’s Annual Hot List (May 2006)



Sally Johnson Architect LLC
(T) 214.766.2887
6234 Lakeshore, Dallas, TX 75214