Curious About the Dallas Art Scene? Start at The Joule.
Renovated last fall, this 161-room hotel makes an ideal base for exploring the Dallas Arts District. The Joule’s art collection features works by such artists as Ellsworth Kelly and Andrew Kuo. Last year’s expansion included the creation of a sculpture garden planned in association with the nearby Nasher Sculpture Center. Artist Tony Tasset’s 30-foot sculpture of a human eye has been such a hit that it now has its own hashtag (#eyeatthejoule). Other new additions include a rooftop garden terrace, a coffee shop, a library of Taschen art books, and an 8,000-square-foot spa. This fall, the hotel will open a cocktail lounge called Midnight Rambler. From $299.
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You can look forward to a plush stay at this recently renovated hotel in downtown Dallas. Adam Tihany designed the interiors of the former bank, originally built in 1927, and the streamlined, modern spaces are now dressed up with the hotel’s $22 million art collection—meaning public areas and the 129 guestrooms have original works. If accommodations in the new $78 million addition aren’t available, opt for a 500-square-foot Joule suite with skyline views, jetted bathtubs, and Bvlgari amenities. By day, hang out in the private glass-fronted pool that overlooks Main Street, or head underground to the sleek ESPA Spa. At night, make reservations at the local favorite CBD Provisions restaurant for farm fresh fare.