Marriott Hotels & Resorts has secured a major presence in downtown Dallas with the opening of the former Westin City Center as the Dallas Marriott City Center.
Located on the edge of the United States’ largest urban arts district at 650 North Pearl Street, Dallas, the AAA 4-Diamond Dallas Marriott City Center features 407 guestrooms and suites as well as a 15-story atrium which opens to a dining and retail complex, complete with an indoor ice-skating arena.
“We are thrilled to bring Marriott’s flagship brand to Dallas, one of the most vibrant cities in America,” says Terri Dolan, regional vice president for Marriott’s Western Region. “We are surrounded by high-profile corporations and in the center of one of the nation’s premiere and emerging arts districts, with destinations for high profile shopping and world-class restaurants.”
The hotel will undergo an extensive renovation over the next year, including a complete remodeling of the guestrooms, the addition of a concierge lounge, creation of a state-of-the-art fitness facility overlooking downtown Dallas and extensive upgrades to the restaurant and lobby area.
The Dallas Marriott City Center, which had been a Westin property since 2003, features the new-American-cuisine 650 North Bar and Restaurant and is within walking distance of dozens of arts, shopping, dining, entertainment and business destinations.
Adjacent to the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) light rail system, the hotel is eight blocks from the Dallas Convention Center, 30 minutes’ drive from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and a 15-minute drive from Dallas Love Field.
The hotel also offers 20,000 square feet of meeting space, including 12 meeting rooms all with high-speed Internet access; the Plaza Ballroom, with more than 8,000 square feet of reception space; the Normandy Room, an intimate setting for dinners of up to 120 guests; and the Atrium, 15-story space that can host up to 2,000 reception guests.
The Dallas Marriott City Center will offer special ice skating, dining, entertainment and shopping packages as part of their introduction to Downtown Dallas.
Nour Laasri, the hotel’s new general manager, joins the Dallas Marriott City Center from the Dallas/Fort Worth Solana Marriott and has also served as the senior regional director of franchise sales and operations in Marriott’s Western Region. Andrew Pena will serve as director of sales & marketing.
The property is owned by Inland American Real Estate Trust, Inc., an Oak Brook, Illinois-based real estate investment trust, and managed by Marriott International, Inc. under a long-term agreement.
For more information about the Marriott Dallas City Center, visit www.dallasmarriottcitycenter.com or call 214-979-9000.
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