July 26, 2023
JW Marriott announced Wednesday the opening of JW Marriott Dallas Arts District, marking the brand’s debut at the epicenter of the robust cultural arts scene in Dallas.
Dallas boasts the largest contiguous urban arts district in the United States and holds an official “Cultural District” designation by the Texas Commission on the Arts. With a variety of cultural and arts venues conveniently located just steps away from the hotel, guests can enjoy a memorable evening surrounded by culture.
“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 forJW 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. Renowned hospitality design firms HKS Inc. and Looney Associates collaborated on the architecture and interior design of the sleek 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 monumental original artworks including a brass and metal installation created by Dallas-based artist Chris Judy.
The property features three elevated dining venues each with its own tie to the artistic community surrounding the hotel. 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 sensuous mid-air lounge. 800 North is a street-level cocktail lounge named for the hotel’s address, 800 North Harwood Street.
“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.”