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Above: A Tasteful Place in Dallas
"No city is reinventing itself like Dallas. We're excited about the growth our
city has recently experienced and look forward to watching it continue."
& Visitors Bureau. "It will include a playground, a splash pad, a
dog park, an equestrian arena, the Garey House event space,
pavilions and more than six miles of hiking and equestrian trails."
Garey House, a Tuscan-style venue, will offer planners 9,500 sf
of indoor-outdoor event space when it opens.
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden recently debuted
A Tasteful Place, a $8 million vegetable, herb and fruit garden. It
includes an orchard, vineyard and raised beds, as well as shaded
porches and patios overlooking White Rock Lake. Groups can
participate in garden programming including garden-to-table
dinners, cooking classes with the chef and tutorials on growing.
On the hotel front, Dallas is seeing a boom in lifestyle-brand
hotels, with 21 recently opened hotels and more than 5,100
additional hotel rooms planned. "No city is reinventing itself like
Dallas," says Phillip Jones, president and CEO of VisitDallas.
"We're excited about the growth our city has recently experienced
and look forward to watching it continue."
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Among these, the new 140-room AC Hotel and a 151-room
Element will open this year. A $108 million Virgin Hotel with 200
rooms is under construction in the Design District, and will feature
a rooftop terrace with a pool, a large ballroom and a private rooftop
bar when it opens next year.
In the center of downtown Dallas, the Omni Dallas Hotel is
connected via sky bridge to the Dallas Convention Center. It
has 1,001 rooms and 110,000 sf of meeting space in 39 meeting
rooms. In North Dallas, the newly refreshed 448-room Westin
Galleria Dallas is another popular group choice, with 54,000 sf of
meeting and event space.
The Hyatt Regency Hill Country's Windflower Spa recently
hosted a group that wanted to focus on spiritual well-being for its
employees. They created a "scent journey" using essential oils and
setting up different stations where attendees stopped to inhale the
scents with their eyes closed and reflect on what they inspired.
The 500-room resort also encourages what it calls "unmeetings" in