Realty Report: Is Dallas Now a Leisure-Travel Destination?

Realty Report: Is Dallas Now a Leisure-Travel Destination?

Hall Arts Hotel

AS HOUSTON'S PROMINENCE as a high-end leisure-travel destination grows, the same thing is happening in the DFW area. The Las Colinas Four Seasons is now a Ritz-Carlton; a new Four Seasons is currently in the design phase; Auberge Resorts recently opened the 106-room Bowie House in Fort Worth; and the stylish Loews Arlington bowed in February.


Meanwhile, in Downtown Dallas, the JW Marriott opened last year in the Arts District, where the four-diamond Hall Arts Hotel also lives. The vibrant and walkable area just east of Klyde Warren Park includes the Dallas Museum of Art, Meyerson Symphony Center, American Airlines Center, Nasher Sculpture Center, Winspear Opera House, and the stunning Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre.

The latter is located across the street from Hall Arts, which, in addition to a rooftop bar and restaurant with great views of the Pritzer Prize-winning building, offers guests a map of the neighborhood featuring a one-mile hike and bike route. Additionally, spring offerings at Hall Arts include the Curtain Call package, which lures theater-goers to stay the night with a $50 dining credit, complimentary valet and two tickets to Nasher Sculpture Center.

Hall Arts Hotel

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