Take Your Meeting Up a Notch in Dallas

By Mindy Hylton, August 8, 2018

Dallas is known for going big. Here are two options that will give your next meeting big appeal.

If you’re looking for an elegant meeting space with a heavy dose of Texas hospitality, look no further than the newly remodeled Hotel Crescent Court. Having recently undergone a $33 million renovation, the uptown hotel has lavish suites, spacious lounges and a swanky Champagne bar with 30 varieties of bubbles. Ask to have it “Beau Nash style” and your drink will have a sprinkle of real gold.

Located a 20-minute drive from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, the luxury hotel shares the triangle plot of land with The Crescent, an 11-acre mixed-use development.

The hotel itself has 19,360 square feet of indoor meeting space with additional outdoor courtyards that are perfect for cocktail receptions. As you’d expect, there is an abundance of amenities like state-of-the-art technology, modern décor light and creative catering.. Spaces include two ballrooms that can accommodate up to 400, flexible outdoor areas with water features as well as boardrooms and meeting rooms for smaller groups.

After the meeting, attendees can go on a cultural adventure to explore America’s largest urban arts district, a short walk away. Or they can stay on-site to enjoy premier shopping at luxe Stanley Korshak department store, get pampered at the hotel’s award-winning spa or choose from several upscale dining options on the property like Nobu, Moxi’s Grill and Bar, The Capital Grille, Sixty Vines or The Crescent Club.

Give your meeting, lunch or dinner event a country club vibe at the Crescent Club, an exclusive private dining club with stellar views on the 17th floor and private meeting spaces that have a 19th-century look and feel—think jewel hues, wood panels, elegant carpets and even a leather dance floor.

Another stunning backdrop is Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. This garden oasis is 5 miles from the city center and is perfect for small groups, corporate retreats or large groups. The lush gardens have endless options for outdoor set-ups, or you can take the meeting inside at one of the historic homes on-site or at the 5,000-sq.-ft. Rosine Hall that holds up to 600 lecture-style, 350 for seated dinner or can be divided into smaller breakout rooms.

The latest addition to the garden is A Tasteful Place, a glass-walled building with views of the grounds, its edible vegetable garden and White Rock Lake. Bring your group here for hands-on cooking classes led by one of Dallas’ top chefs or simply to enjoy the views during the day’s sessions.

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