A new hotel has opened near Galleria Dallas with some millennial flash, cool rooms, and last but not least, grapefruit mojitos on tap.
The AC Hotel and Residence Inn Dallas by the Galleria is a new dual-branded property that sits just east of the Galleria by about a block, making it literally walking distance to shopping, shopping, and more shopping.
The property has five floors, 256 rooms, and oodles of meeting space. It anchors a new, $3.5 billion, mixed-use development project with offices, 9,000 residential units, retail, restaurant, and entertainment space.
"The AC Hotel and Residence Inn Dallas by the Galleria is our company’s first hotel in Texas and our first dual-branded Marriott property," says Tim Busch, CEO and founder of PHG, which owns the hotel. "We are excited to offer a hotel that reflects the growing entrepreneurial-minded business scene in the Dallas Fort Worth area."
The property offers complementary options for leisure and business travelers: a stylish experience at AC, or the more home-like units at Residence Inn. They also vary in style and format.
The AC Hotel, which caters to shorter stays, features 140 rooms with European-inspired design, neutral tones, ambient lighting, workstations, and flat-panel TVs.
It has the AC Kitchen, which serves a European-inspired breakfast with croissants, prosciutto, cheese, breakfast tarts, yogurt, and fruit.
In the evening, the AC Lounge in the hotel lobby offers craft cocktails including a signature gin tonic and a maple bacon smash, with bacon-infused maple bourbon and mint.
They also have beer, wine — Simi Cabernet and Estancia Pinot Grigio — and the above-mentioned grapefruit mojitos on tap.
A tapas-style menu of food includes trendy toasts in four varieties: tomato and prosciutto, avocado and feta, shrimp, and chicken. Three salads include an antipasto with cured meats, mozzarella, and roasted vegetables, and a salad with Little Gem lettuce, which is like the foodie signifier these days.
Small plates include olives, meatballs, and an artisanal ham and cheese plate. Larger plates include a flatiron steak, garlic chicken, mushroom rigatoni, Greek meatballs, and salmon with spiced lentils.
Residence Inn Dallas by the Galleria offers 116 suites for longer-stay guests. Every guest room is a suite with studio, one- and two-bedroom options. Each suite comes with fully equipped kitchens.
Additional amenities for this pet-friendly hotel include a barbecue and picnic area, complimentary buffet breakfast, a grocery delivery service, housekeeping service, an on-site laundry area, a safe deposit box at the front desk, and valet dry cleaning.
Residence Inn Dallas by the Galleria also offers mapped runs for guests to use during their stay. Guests can use the MapMyFitness app for instant access to running routes created specifically for Residence Inn guests.
In addition to the AC Hotel and Residence Inn Dallas by the Galleria, PHG owns through affiliates three other AC Hotels in the U.S., including AC Hotel Irvine, AC Hotel New Orleans Bourbon/French Quarter Area, and AC Hotel Phoenix/Tempe Downtown.