This week’s blog is going to prepare you for your next game of Trivia regarding the 9th largest city in the United States. It’s home to the Cowboys, the Stars, the Mavericks, the Wings, and the Texas Rangers. The Arts District is the largest one in the US, spanning 68 acres and 19 contiguous blocks. The Public Library permanently displays one of the original copies of the Declaration of Independence, printed on July 4, 1776. The frozen margarita machine was invented here, and that should make you very happy! These fun facts tell us that Dallas is a cosmopolitan city with a wide mix of activities, people and culture, to explore on your next luxury vacation. Today, this Luxury Travel Consultant is giving you some five-star travel tips for the “Big D”, Dallas, Texas.
When scouting out luxury accommodations in Dallas, we have our sights set on a few in the downtown area. For a modern and hip feel, The Joule, is nicely situated in the center of Dallas’ central business district. Set in a revitalized, 20’s neo-Gothic landmark building, is adjacent to the original Neiman Marcus, and within walking distance of the acclaimed Dallas Arts District. With 160 rooms and suites, including four massive Penthouse Suites, it is the work of award-winning designer Adam D Tihany, who’s modern aesthetic is carried throughout the hotel via its distinguished collection of original artwork from famous names including, Andy Warhol, Tony Cragg, Adam Fuss and Richard Phillips. The hotel features a glass-front pool which cantilevers eight feet beyond the hotel’s structure, so you are literally “swimming off the building’s edge”. In addition, the hotel shops have a sleek, urban edge with The TASCHEN Library, designer fashion boutique Traffic LA, and a curated collection of art, books, music, apparel and home details at Tenoversix.
Hotel Crescent Court
Located in Dallas’ Uptown district, Hotel Crescent Court combines classic luxury and sophistication with southern hospitality and charm. The newly renovated 186 guestrooms and 40 suites are spacious and residential in style for pure comfort, less than five minutes from Downtown Dallas, and within walking distance of the arts district, perfectly placed in the heart of the city. The Crescent Court dining options include the world-renowned Japanese restaurant, Nobu, recognized for pioneering a new style of Japanese cuisine, featuring Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s signature dishes, including Black Cod Miso, Japanese A5 Wagyu, Omakase (Multi-Course Tasting Menu), and always the freshest sashimi and Japanese delicacies. The Crescent’s spa, pool and fitness center, have all been newly renovated offering state of the art facilities. If you’ve never tried a Cryotherapy Chamber, here’s your chance. It takes 3 minutes to receive the maximum benefits of the -220° temperature, that will leave you with better circulation and range of motion, perfect for sports recovery and reducing inflammation. It is very cool!
Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
Situated on 4.63 acres, on a terraced hill in one of Dallas’s most fashionable neighborhoods, is the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek. Considered the “most celebrated hotel in Texas”, the Mansion on Turtle Creek has the exclusive feel of a private residence while providing guests the extraordinary attention and service of a luxury hotel. Designed with all the comforts and conveniences of home, there are 126 guest rooms and 16 suites featuring French doors leading to your private balcony or patio. The year round, outdoor pool is a charming respite from the Dallas hustle and bustle. The environment lends itself to sitting under a magnolia tree sipping a “Texas Sunset” and nibbling on seasonal bites while you decompress and relax. Housed in the original private residence of cotton baron, Steppard King, the five-star Mansion Restaurant, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and includes small, intimate private dining areas, as well as the main dining room with its adjacent enclosed veranda and outdoor terrace. We love the chef curated Epicurean Adventures, like a trip to the Dallas Farmers Market. You will travel by luxury car to the farmer’s market, where your tour guide is one of the Mansion’s award-winning chefs. Together, you will explore the local provisions on display, many of which the Mansion uses in its exceptional cuisine. You’ll mix and mingle with area farmers and learn how to select the best produce. The adventure culminates with lunch at The Mansion Restaurant.
For over a century, The Adolphus, Autograph Collection, has been synonymous with comfort and authentic hospitality. An iconic fixture in the downtown Dallas skyline, The Adolphus offers 139 suites and 268 rooms. Location is everything here, as you are steps from many of Dallas’ best attractions. Take a trip to the Dallas Aquarium or peruse the Dallas Museum of Art. You’ll have a wide range of activities in Klyde Warren Park, where you will find everything from yoga to croquet, to music and so much more. After a day of discovering the city, hit the rooftop pool where you can do a few laps, sip a refreshing cocktail and take in the views from the top!
The W Dallas
Looking for “Cowboy Cool”? The W Dallas in Victory Park is your answer, boasting 220 spacious rooms and 32 suites, in a neighborhood filled with blocks of shopping, unique restaurants, museums, and the American Airlines Center. W’s Wet Deck infinity pool located on the 16th floor, will provide some of the most amazing views around. Take a visit to the Katy Trail where you can jog, walk, inline skate, or bike the path that runs through the Uptown and Oak Lawn areas of the city, following the path of the old Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad, which was known as MKT or the Katy. After you refresh, meet in the Living Room lobby bar to kick back in the open concept space to enjoy some small bites and great conversation!
Our last hotel is the venerable Fairmont Dallas, located in the heart of the downtown Dallas Arts District. A luxurious respite in the heart of the city; each one of Fairmont Dallas' 545 elegant guestrooms and suites enjoy sweeping views of downtown Dallas with all the classic bells and whistles to ensure the utmost comfort. We love the location, as this iconic neighborhood was awarded a maximum 3-star rating by the prestigious Le Guide Vert – Michelin Green Guide. The overall size and selections available in Dallas make it a great choice for many of your interests. And since we know everything is bigger in Texas, there’ll be lots of them!
WIT has very close relationships with these properties, so we can extend exclusive perks and special amenities to our clients. Typically, you will receive complimentary breakfast for two daily, $100 or more resort credit to be utilized during your stay, room upgrade, either at the time of booking or arrival, and early check-in/late checkout, both subject to availability.
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