JW Marriott Dallas Arts District has opened, marking the brand’s debut at the epicenter of the cultural arts scene in Dallas, Texas.
Located within walkable blocks from the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center, Crow Museum of Asian Art, Meyerson Symphony Center, Moody Performance Hall, and the Winspear Opera House, it is the first JW Marriott hotel in Dallas,
“We are excited to bring JW Marriott’s legacy of extraordinary hospitality, thoughtful design and enriching experiences to the Dallas Arts District,” said Bruce Rohr, global brand leader, JW Marriott. “Much like the introspective way guests explore the hotel’s neighboring cultural institutions, JW Marriott Dallas Arts District will provide travelers with even more ways to enjoy every moment to the fullest and find inspiration and moments of mindfulness during their stay.”
The hotel’s design showcases countless artistic representations of themes that played a part in the growth and success of Dallas. More than 20 original artworks in various mediums were commissioned for the hotel public areas and represent the nuances of the North Texas region.
Hospitality design giants HKS Inc. and Looney Associates collaborated on the architecture and interior design of the 267-room hotel, three restaurants, two lobby spaces, and over 20,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. A grand mid-air pool and deck with cabanas offers views of downtown Dallas as well as the hotel’s Arts District neighbors, many of which are museums and performance venues with historic architecture. The hotel’s 11th floor sky lobby is a double volume museum-esque space with a floating staircase and glass railing with displays of large original artworks including a brass and metal installation created by Dallas-based artist Chris Judy that is reminiscent of sheet music, delicate harp strings, and the chandeliers in the Winspear Opera House.
The property also features three elevated dining venues. Margaret’s, a three-meal ranch-to-table restaurant located on the 11th floor, honors the memory of philanthropist Margaret McDermott, a longtime supporter of Dallas’ fine arts institutions. Vincent’s Sky Lounge, a nod to Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night, serves cocktails and bites with views of the Dallas night sky from a mid-air lounge. 800 North is a street-level cocktail lounge named for the hotel’s address, 800 North Harwood Street. It offers trend-forward cocktails, expertly sourced wines and light bites.
In addition, JW Marriott Dallas Arts District has more than 20,000 square feet of flexible function and event space. The 7,870-square-foot Harwood Ballroom features a contemporary “knife’s edge” ceiling detail for lighting, while its carpet design pays tribute to Dallas’ iconic Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. The 3,000-square-foot Flora Ballroom has a custom ceiling design which mimics undulating sound waves.
A new feature for JW Marriott, the Blank Canvas Room, named the Pearl Room, is an all-white room with hardwood flooring that can be customized to suit clients’ needs. The Pearl is ideal for high-level brainstorming and strategy sessions with 3,555 square feet that can be configured in flexible formations. The Pearl Room is the first Blank Canvas in a JW Marriott hotel.
The Executive Lounge is spacious and adaptable for large groups to gather for breakfast or cocktails before or after conference meetings within the hotel or within the surrounding Arts District.
“Guests arriving at JW Marriott Dallas Arts District are sure to be wowed by the spectacular design, works of art and breathtaking views, but the experience doesn’t stop there,” said Mike Culver, general manager. “Our expert associates look forward with great anticipation to welcoming our guests and surpassing their expectations for warm, inviting luxury in this cultural hub neighborhood.”