An artist-in-residence program gives guests exclusive access to all-star talent such as locals Paul Peña and Pamela Nelson, former vice chair of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts
A top-to-toe $10 million renovation to guestrooms and public spaces in 2013 coordinated by Dallas interior design firm Flick Mars
Open year-round, the outdoor pool has great views of the Dallas skyline from morning to night
What To Know
Membership in the Fairmont President’s Club includes perks such as free WiFi, use of Reebok workout gear, and spa discounts
Need to work out? Try the Fairmont’s convenient fitness center or cross the street for access to the YMCA’s health club and spa
There’s valet parking, but with so much to do in the area a car isn’t even necessary
Parking on site
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Newly renovated, art-infused hotel in Dallas’s Arts District with a terrace pool and killer cocktail bar
The Fairmont Dallas fits right in with its Arts District neighbors, with colorful artwork on the walls and an artist-in-residence program that allows guests to watch the artists work and to experience the results through special events and permanent installations. All 545 guestrooms feature the luxurious touches you’d expect from a Fairmont, like Simmons/Empyrium pillowtop mattresses and iHome iPod docking stations, but an upgrade to a 18th-floor Fairmont Gold room or suite brings over-the-top furnishings and extras such as private check-in/checkout, free afternoon cocktails and canapés, and a private concierge. Local ingredients are the star of the menu at the hotel’s Pyramid restaurant — and it doesn’t get more local than the 3,000-square-foot herb and vegetable garden on the hotel’s rooftop terrace. The Pyramid bar puts a Lone Star spin on cocktails like the Texas Mule and the seasonal blood orange margarita.
In the Area
Take advantage of the Fairmont’s location in the Arts District to overdose on culture. Get the lay of the land with an architectural walking tour of the district, but be sure to swing by the Nasher Sculpture Center, which some call the best collection of modern sculpture in the world, and find your inner Zen with meditation, yoga or tai chi in the galleries at the Crow Collection of Asian Art. Stop to refuel at the food truck court, where you can sample traditional Texas-style barbecue at OinknMoo BBQ, po’boys and burgers at Rockin’ Rick’s, and Hawaiian shave ice at Enticed. After a full day of gallery hopping, head to San Salvaje, one of Texas Monthly’s best new restaurants of 2014, for fruity cocktails (try the pink guava caipirinha) and Latin fusion dishes such as fresh squid tacos and pumpkin-chorizo empanadas.
The Fairmont Dallas
1717 N Akard St
Dallas, Texas 75201
How to Get There
The closest major airports to The Fairmont Dallas are:Dallas, TX (DAL-Love Field) - 7.9 km / 4.9 miDallas, TX (DFW-Dallas-Fort Worth Intl.) - 25.6 km / 15.9 miThe preferred airport for The Fairmont Dallas is Dallas, TX (DFW-Dallas-Fort Worth Intl.). Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property’s location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.