In 2019, a fire consumed the historic Ambassador Hotel, an architectural gem in The Cedars neighborhood of Dallas, Texas. After the fire, what remained of the once-grand edifice was razed, leaving behind only memories of its glorious past. However, an Austin-based firm, OHT Partners, purchased the property and unveiled plans to resurrect the site. The firm announced the construction of a $113 million, 7-story apartment building named “The Ambassador.”
The demolished Ambassador Hotel, previously known as the Majestic Hotel, was built in 1904 and held a storied place in Dallas’ history. The Majestic was a beacon of the city’s vibrant social scene, playing host to illustrious guests, including several Presidents of the United States. However, its fortunes began to decline after it changed hands in 1983, and the once-bustling hotel gradually fell into disrepair.
This redevelopment project is set to house 299 upscale residential units.
The Ambassador is depicted in a series of historical images from as far back as 1952 which provide a snapshot of a time before the construction of Interstate 30, which now bisects the neighborhood. The images below show the site before and after the hotel was demolished.
1312 S Ervay St, Dallas, TX 75215