Photo: Extreme Wow Suite, W Dallas Hotel Credit: W Hotels
I showed this CultureMap slideshow to a friend who lives in Seattle and she said (rather predictably):
“That’s in Dallas? That doesn’t look like Dallas at all!”
What is it with people having this internal stereotype of what looks “Dallas” and what doesn’t. Do these swanky and sexy rentals not have enough leather and cowhide for her taste? Seriously.
But I’m going to take it as a compliment, especially if I’m looking for an un-“Dallas” hotel to have a little staycation. Maybe the grandparents are taking the kids for a weekend. Maybe you’re too tired to drive or fly anywhere. Maybe you’ve come to realize that what you really want are fresh towels every day, an in-house masseuse, and a rooftop bar no matter the location.
Photo: Presidential Suite, Omni Hotel Dallas Credit: Omni Hotel
So save the dough you’d normally spend on your first-class ticket to Vail and head over to one of these outstanding hotels. Heck, if you like your stay, buy a sleek pied-à-terre at the Palomar, the Ritz, or even the W. And be sure to read Diana Oates’ full breakdown of what you get for the money on CultureMap.