Dallas already boasts 35,000 hotel rooms, award-winning global cuisine, and a walkable downtown. But we are just getting started.
Visit Dallas is thrilled to announce that the city of Dallas is doubling down with a massive new convention center and entertainment district. Featuring 800,000 square feet of exhibit area, 260,000 square feet of meeting rooms, and 170,000 square feet of ballroom. The center will not only be impressive on the inside, but the outdoor event area will feature terraces with views of downtown Dallas and the Trinity River. Plus the center will connect business travelers with even more dining and shopping options in the popular Cedars District.
“This news is a game changer for Dallas and will put our city on the map as the preeminent large-city convention and meeting destination in the nation,” said Craig Davis, Visit Dallas President & CEO.
The new district will be in addition to the many places attendees currently have at their disposal to explore after sessions. Dallas has a walkable downtown as well as 20 vibrant entertainment districts offering live music, shopping hotspots, cultural institutions, and dining options.
“Dallas is already a great meetings and conventions destination, with the accessibility of two major airports, affordable labor, and an outstanding hotel product,” said D. Bradley Kent, Visit Dallas senior vice president and chief sales officer. “The new center and Convention Center District will enhance Dallas’ competitive position and are exactly what our customers need and have been asking for.”
Located in the heart of Downtown Dallas, this new district on the AT&T corporate campus is tailor-made for groups of all sizes. It boasts a multi-sensory experience, including outdoor event space, the AT&T Theater, and multiple dining outlets including JAXON Beer Garden and The Exchange, a bustling food hall.
Names like the JW Marriott (Downtown), lnterContinental Dallas (Uptown), and Hotel Swexan (Uptown) are adding luxury amenities and bountiful event spaces. The projects will debut in 2023 and beyond.
This new, 15-story, 283-room hotel will open in the heart of the city’s downtown Arts District this year. The property features a 25,000-square-foot grand ballroom, as well as a spa, restaurant, lobby bar, fitness center, and a rooftop pool deck and bar.
Located in Cityplace Tower in Uptown, InterContinental Dallas will feature sweeping panoramic views of the Dallas skyline. Guests will enjoy spacious, high-end rooms and amenities, including more than 21,000 square feet of event space.
Hotel Swexan, a new, 22-story luxury property, is rising in Uptown’s Harwood District and will make its mark on the Dallas skyline. Opening this year, it is a sculptural building with cantilevered upper floors, as well as a 75-foot rooftop infinity-edge swimming pool and a hidden underground lounge.
• 1 million square feet of exhibit space at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas
• Three ballrooms, 88 meeting rooms, a 1,750-seat theater, and a 9,816-seat arena
• Connected to a 1,001-room hotel via skybridge
• Leader in hotel development with nearly 20,000 rooms in the pipeline
• 35,000 hotel rooms
• 15,000 hotel rooms downtown
• 137,000 hotel rooms in the DFW region
• Home to two major airports: DFW International Airport and Dallas Love Field
• Headquarters for two major airlines: American Airlines and Southwest Airlines
• Direct daily flights from 200+ destinations
• Travel from any major city in the continental United States in less than four hours