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W Dallas – Victory
Though Dallas’ public transportation network is expanding, it’s still tough to really enjoy the city without a car—which makes the W all the more appealing. Just a short walk from the American Airlines Center, the hotel is the ideal home base for attending games or concerts. It’s also within a 20-minute walk of major attractions like the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas World Aquarium, Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, and Sixth Floor Museum. In between exploring, you can relax in one of the 252 rooms and suites, each outfitted with downtown views, Bliss bath products, 42-inch TVs, and cheeky Southern accents like snakeskin-patterned curtains and bandanna-inspired throws. Other W signatures draw a steady local crowd, including the Bliss Spa and the 16th-floor Wet Deck, with its infinity pool, bar, and gorgeous skyline views. The Living Room lounge packs them in with happy hours, live music, and DJs (a local radio station even broadcasts live from here every Friday evening), while the Cook Hall gastropub serves craft beers and cocktails along with a selection of globally inspired small plates.
By Sandra Ramani, AFAR Contributor
W Dallas – Victory
The sophisticatedly stylish W Hotel chain always delivers and this time was nothing less. The infinity pool, on the 16th floor of the W Dallas, set the tone for the perfect, impromptu, day-into-evening gathering with friends. With horizon views set high above the city, poolside was invitingly seductive with oversized lounge beds and a panoramic urban skyline. The decor was contemporary and the mood tranquil, as rhythmic lounge music played overhead creating the vibe. The wait staff was attentively available for food and beverage service as we partied well into the night. As fortune would have it, we were graced with this amazing sunset that evening. It was the perfect ending to an amazing start.