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When you think of a summer vacation perhaps you think of a faraway destination such as a tropical island or a 7-day Caribbean cruise, but have you ever thought to look right outside your door for the same experience? Dallas is home to many resort-style hotels and the one you often find at the top of the list is Hilton Anatole (which is no surprise considering they are celebrating their 40th year in business). From May 1 through Labor Day, the entire family can enjoy 99 fun-filled days of summer foods, beverages and activities on this 45-acre Dallas property.
Find your perfect suite
With over 1,600 rooms and suites to choose from, finding your humble abode for the weekend is not a problem––to say the least. Summer rates include a deluxe guestroom, discounts at V•Spa, Verandah Club, discounts on parking and dining, and much more. If you’re looking for an even more luxurious experience, choose from one of five distinct types of suites with diverse options for VIP upgrades, breakouts and entertaining.
Dive in or float away
JadeWaters is anything but your average hotel pool. This four-acre, resort style pool features a 630-foot lazy river and is exclusive to hotel guests. Enjoy a refreshing beverage at the swim-up bar while the kids stay entertained in the splash and play area or one of the 180-foot slides, then cozy up for a movie under the stars every Friday and Saturday night. Adults can enjoy poolside massages while the kids make root beer floats, or indulge their creative side with kids’ craft and slime-making classes. If getting in the water doesn’t appeal to you, book a luxury cabana and sunbathe the day away. For an impressive finish, JadeWaters will be hosting a fireworks series on May 26 and 29, June 14, July 5, July 19, August 9, and September 1.
Explore The Art Collection
Equal parts Dallas hotel and museum, Hilton Anatole houses an extensive $35 million collection of art and antiques – the largest ever assembled in an American hotel. This unique collection includes pieces that have graced the palaces of kings, emperors and czars. Hilton Anatole offers Dallas visitors the opportunity to admire these exotic treasures, including two pieces of the Berlin Wall, priceless paintings from Myanmar, the infamous elephants marking the entrance to the Chantilly Ballroom, a propeller from the famed RMS Lusitania, and an extensive collection of jade sculpture. You can’t miss the Nebula, a large-scale kinetic sculpture made out of recycled bike reflectors hanging in the hotel’s Main Atrium, weighing over 10,000 pounds.
Eat, drink and eat more
Begin the day at Terrace Cafe, the indoor open-air cafe open daily for breakfast, that offers a complete array of a la carte items as well as a buffet with an omelet station and assorted pastries. Need a quick bite? Stock up on sandwiches, salads and fruit at the 24-hour grab-n-go cafe, CounterOffer. They serve wine, beer and even have a sushi bar on select nights. After all that fun in the sun at JadeWaters, unwind at Media Grill + Bar, equipped with big-screen plasma TVs and signature cocktails. Wrap up your vacation with an exquisite meal; savor the succulent steaks and seafood while taking in panoramic views of the Dallas skyline at SER Steak + Spirits, located on the 27th floor. Their resident mixologist is sure to make you a drink that perfectly complements the views.