This past December, the HALL Arts Hotel opened in Dallas. Located in the largest contiguous arts district in the country, the hotel features 183 rooms, 19 suites, a rooftop pool, restaurant and lounge, and a state-of-the-art fitness center.

With a passion for the arts woven into the very DNA of the property, the hotel boasts a diverse collection of impactful, thought-provoking works of art that celebrate established and emerging talents. The property collaborated with the former chief curator of the U.S. Department of State’s Art in Embassies Program, Virginia Shore, and longtime art advocate and HALL Group curator Patricia Meadows, to curate a collection of specially commissioned pieces.

Highlights in the collection include a piece at the hotel entrance by Alison Watt, a contemporary Scottish painter known for her realistic depiction of drapery and figures. Spencer Finch’s “Asteroid,” an ethereal light installation, hangs in the dining room of the on-site restaurant. And in the lobby’s entryway you’ll find Lava Thomas's "Resistance Reverb: Movements 1 & 2,” a nod to the historical use of tambourines  by protestors and advocates during times of activism.

HALL Arts Hotel offers more than 6,000 square feet of meeting and events space, including two multipurpose salon spaces, the HALL Arts Boardroom, a 2,500-square-foot grand ballroom and an outdoor urban garden. 

For the DIYers among our readers, Sheraton Dallas Hotel’s Open Palette is letting you in on the secret to making a delicious barrel-aged Old-Fashioned Rust cocktail—straight from the barrel to your tastebuds. 

Barrel-aged Bourbon Recipe

You’ll need:

– A 1 Liter American Oak Barrel

– Whisk or large spoon

– Container

– ·Funnel

– 1 liter of your favorite bourbon

– 1.75 oz bottle of Angostura Bitters

– .75 oz bottle of Regan’s Orange Bitters


It’s official: Dallas is open for business—and they can’t wait to meet you.


When executed safely, in-person meetings and events are possible. But it’s been tough for meeting planners across the nation, due to differing state-by-state and even county-by-county guidelines. In some areas, meetings and events returned a while ago, but for others, it’s hard to imagine what planning a meeting would be like. In an effort to show the latter how to hold safe business gatherings when restrictions loosen, the Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC) launched their Meet Safe platform as a resource for other planners to reference when planning future in-person meetings.