For Canadians, Dallas is typically a destination for business trips, however, this city offers a lot more than headquarters and conferences and clients should look to extend their stay in.
For historians, the city will already be on the bucket-list with the infamous scenes of JFK’s assassination making Dealey Plaza being instantly recognizable to anyone. The Sixth Floor Museum, located in the former Book Depository that Lee Harvey Oswald shot the president, is an immersive museum that gives patrons not only a run-down of the assassination but also a history of John F. Kennedy and the political climate in America during the time.
The Sixth Floor Museum is a popular attraction and one way to skip the line up for tickets is to buy a CityPass. There will be a line-up to buy tickets, so ask staff where to go if you already have a pass and they will assign you a time-slot. Other activities on the CityPass include the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Reunion Tower GeO-Deck, Dallas Zoo (optional over The Sixth Floor Museum) and the option to go to George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum or the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Beyond the attractions, the city offers hip neighbourhoods offering bars and restaurants such as Deep Ellum or Uptown. For LGBT clients, Dallas also boasts one of the best gay nightlife’s in the world with the Oak Lawn district. And if you’re lucky enough you might be in the city during the Texas State Fair where the corndog is a must.
Dallas Marriott’s City Centre, as the name suggests, is at the heart of it all with a location in the Arts District. Offering an easy commute for clients for both business meetings and leisure either by walking or the light rail station next to the hotel. The rooms live up to the state’s reputation for size with the king bed looking small with all the space surrounding it in the hotel’s suites.
Rooms and suites are offers flat-screen, workspaces and 24-hour room service. Beyond the room, guests can eat the hotels’ contemporary restaurant, Centric Bar & Grille or enjoy a workout in their fully equipped fitness center.
For more information, go to marriott.com/hotels/travel/DALDT-dallas-marriott-city-center.