A Design Lover’s Guide to Dallas

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Dallas has a wealth of architecture and design to admire, from the LED-lit sphere of the Reunion Tower to the elegant display of works of art in the Nasher Sculpture Center to the beautiful greenery in the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. When visiting the city of Texas, you can easily immerse yourself in the wealth of art and history found in the world-famous museums and exhibitions. Here we combed the city to find some of the best design-lover destinations in Dallas. With our list of chic hotels, trendy restaurants and must-see attractions, we’ve got you covered when it comes to seeing the city’s most memorable monuments.

The whimsical interior of the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek.

Photo: Courtesy of Rosewood Mansion

Where to sleep:

  • Hotel Zaza One of the upscale boutique accommodations in Dallas, the Hotel Zaza is within walking distance of notable attractions such as the Dallas Museum of Art and the bustling Uptown District. The 169 rooms with Mediterranean-inspired decor and modern furniture make this trendy meeting place the perfect excuse for a glamorous stopover. From $ 249 / night; hotelzaza.com

  • Rosewood mansion on Turtle Creek Once a cotton baron’s home, this Dallas landmark was built in the 1920s and carefully restored to preserve its eclectic, European-inspired architecture. Hand-carved fireplaces, marble floors and stained glass windows adorn the elegant interior. From $ 330 / night; rosewoodhotels.com

  • The joule You might not want to leave this neo-Gothic gem in the city’s business district, which features a world-class spa, luxury boutiques, and renowned cuisine and entertainment. The hotel offers a variety of rooms, suites, and penthouses, all with plush bedding and modern Art Deco decor. From $ 359 / night; thejouledallas.com

  • Hotel Adolphus This downtown Dallas baroque masterpiece was built in 1912 and is the epitome of the city’s luxury hotel. Impeccable service, luxurious accommodations, and undeniable Texan hospitality make guests who stay at this regal place feel like royalty. From $ 329 / night; hoteladolphus.com

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