Built in 2000, the Dallas Marriott Las Colinas is one of the oldest hotels in Las Colinas -- a master-planned community in Irving, Texas, within the Dallas Metroplex. Soon, however, it will feel like one of the newest hotels there thanks to a multimillion-dollar renovation that's currently underway.
Phase one of the renovation, which encompasses a redesign of all 364 guest rooms and suites, already is complete, the hotel announced last week. Inspired by the surrounding region's rolling hills, as well as the Longhorn State's cattle ranching industry, the updated accommodations feature a mix of wood, metal and leather, with a color palette reflecting the Bluebonnets of the prairie landscape outside and the oranges of the nightly sunsets. Highlights include new cotton-rich bedding, new nightstands with built-in USB ports for charging guests' devices and 50-inch flat-screen televisions.
Scheduled for completion this fall, phase two of the renovation encompasses the hotel's lobby and 27,000 square feet of meeting space. The former is being redesigned around local materials such as Post Oak and South Texas limestone; it includes a reimagined Greatroom for up to 75 guests, a bar for up to 50 guests and a private dining room for groups of up to 16. The latter, meanwhile, is being redesigned with the same mix of wood, metal and leather textures that's found in the hotel's revamped guest rooms.
Four More Lakeside Venues to Love
Although the renovation taking place inside will help the Dallas Marriott Las Colinas attract more groups, what is most likely to wow them once they get there are the amenities outside the hotel -- including Lake Carolyn, which meeting groups can enjoy from the property's outdoor Lakeside Terrace. Bordering Lake Carolyn, it totals 3,000 square feet and can accommodate groups of up to 200 people.
Of course, the Dallas Marriott Las Colinas isn't the only meeting venue with lakefront property. Head to NorthstarMeetingsGroup.com to see four others whose waterfront real estate make them attractive backdrops for conferences and events.