From the largest hotel art collection in America to a rotating restaurant with 360 degree city views, Dallas offers many offers many options for planning innovative meetings in Texas.
Located in the Design District just blocks from Downtown Dallas, the 1,606-room Hilton Anatole purportedly holds the largest art collection ever assembled in an American hotel, including two 12-ft high segments of the Berlin Wall painted by German graffiti artist Jurgen Grosse. Groups can explore the collection on their cell phones or tablets via AnatoleArt.com, which features a business-related scavenger hunt and a culinary walk that pairs 15 art works with foods from their country of origin.
“We’re able to cater to corporate and conference clients’ specific needs, while still offering a resort-like atmosphere,” says Kavin Schieferdecker, director of sales and marketing at the Hilton Anatole. “Planners have told us that our hotel’s ability to act as a destination within itself, complete with 80,000-sf fitness center, resort pool complex and international art collection, alleviates their need to look elsewhere for activities and experiences.”
The hotel offers a 600,000-sf event space, a new $20 million pool complex and event lawns debuted in 2016. Both can be used by groups for outdoor receptions and events.
Located in the iconic Reunion Tower, the Hyatt Regency Dallas offers 1,120 rooms with expansive city views and high-tech features such as automated window shades and bedside motion-activated lighting. Below the observation deck of the dome is the Five Sixty restaurant by Wolfgang Puck and its dining room that rotates above the city with spectacular 360-degree views.
“Recent renovations include Marsalis Hall, a 39,000-sf exhibit hall named after Thomas Marsalis, co-founder of Dallas’s historic Oak Cliff neighborhood,” says Bryan King, director of sales and marketing at Hyatt Regency Dallas. “Groups can enjoy a unique tour of Dallas by joining a 4-mile guided run through the streets of downtown, getting a closer look at everything from Klyde Warren Park to Dealey Plaza.”
The Highland Dallas in the University Crossings District combines mid-century architecture with modern interiors, and can host events for up to 500. A highlight of the 198-room property is its outdoor infinity pool deck that is used for receptions. Catering can be provided by James Beard-nominated chef John Tesar, whose Knife restaurant gives an upscale spin to the Texas steakhouse concept.