• A corridor is lined with exquisite mosaics salvaged from Dallas's old Mercantile Bank. Photograph by Claire McCormack. 

    • Icy cocktails and stylish seating on the rooftop pool deck. Photograph by Claire McCormack.

    • The mod lobby is home to a Taschen bookstore and plenty of reading nooks. Photograph by Claire McCormack.

    • Kick back with a cappuccino and a magazine at Weekend Coffee. Photograph by Claire McCormack. 

    • The Espa spa offers a range of indulgent services including reflexology, hand and foot treatments, and massage. Photograph by Claire McCormack.

    • Giant motorized gears are among the lobby's monumental art installations. Photograph by Claire McCormack. 

      ISSUE 12: DALLAS

      THE JOULE

      This chic new downtown hotel mingles high design with an atmosphere of perfect urban cool. The deluxe loft suites are full of gold-standard offeringsâ like 20-ft ceilings, private patios, 300-thread-count Frette sheets, enormous glass-walled bathrooms, and ESPA toiletries. Plus: the property also houses a phenomenal modern art collection.