The Joule Hotel Terrace Pool

Dallas, TX


Boutique Hotel is a term used to describe intimate, luxurious hotel environments that differentiate themselves from the norm. Providing exceptional and personalized levels of accommodations and services (without the sense of sameness), boutique hotels offer unique architectural style, chic interior design, and often unusual pools.

The Joule Urban Resort, located on Main Street in downtown Dallas, The Joule Hotel is a 1927 art deco building with its outdoor pool cantilevered off the 10th level outdoor terrace and jutting six feet over the edge of the building. Enhanced by large expanses of water disappearing at its infinity edge and glass wall, the pool creates a mesmerizing effect visible for a mile down the street.

For an extra fun fact, one of Counsilman-Hunsaker's associates lifeguarded at film shoots for the ABC legal drama TV series, The Deep End (2010), that took place at The Joule Hotel pool.

What a refreshing change to plunge into the architecturally exciting glass-ended pool for a stunning underwater view of the cityscape below, an innovation in swimming pool engineering and design to redefine the expression of aquatic space.

Design Awards and Publications:

2012 - ‘World's Prettiest Hotel Pools’ U.S. News magazine

2010 - Divine Caroline magazine

2009 - Celebrated Living magazine

2008 - ‘Building of America’ Award The Texas Real Estate &  Construction Review magazine



AIA Dallas Chapter Jurors’ Choice Award

Construction Review Building of America Award


Spectacular Hotel Rooftop Pools

Departures magazine


Pool Type

Outdoor Leisure

Project Type

Hotel Condo

Project Service

Design Services


Completed 2008



Project Amenities

Renovation and construction were skillfully handled by famed designer Adam Tihany and the aquatic expertise of Counsilman-Hunsaker, where water and structure find harmony when they interrelate and work together to create an experience like no other.

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