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.