Whether you’re seeking cosmopolitan cool or some of that down ‘n dirty Texan spirit, you’ll find it in Dallas. Culture cravers can venture downtown for award-winning galleries and museums within the largest urban arts district in the US, or hit the fashionable boutiques and restaurants of the nearby West Village. While those of a more hedonistic outlook will be drawn to the boisterous nightlife, irresistible barbecue and world-beating blues and jazz scene of Deep Ellum.
Of course, the first step to unlocking the potential of “The Big D” is to find the right hotel – which brings us to the Hilton Anatole. Located in the vibrant Design District, the 1,606-room behemoth has all the ingredients for an unforgettable city-center stay.
Its spacious rooms and suites are as luxurious and well-appointed as you’d expect from a Hilton, with top-quality beds, speedy Wi-Fi and HDTVs; and you can rest easy knowing the property meets the highest standards of cleanliness, thanks to Hilton’s CleanStay program. If you’re in a hurry to start exploring you can enjoy breakfast and lunch on-the-go, courtesy of the hotel’s gourmet market Counter Offer. The Media Grill + Bar, meanwhile, is a great spot to catch the evening game while enjoying modern American cuisine.
The most memorable hotels mirror the character of their destination and it’s in this department that the Hilton Anatole really stands apart. Taking inspiration from Dallas’s superb art scene, it has amassed a 1,000-piece collection that could give many galleries a run for their money, including two 12-foot sections of the Berlin Wall.
And when the Texas heat gets a little too much, how better to cool off than in the three-acre waterpark, where you can sip ice-cold cocktails from a private cabana while the kids hit the slides? This is how to do Dallas.