• Westin Galleria Dallas refreshes with multimillion-dollar changes

     
    POSTED October 23, 2016
     
  • Westin Galleria Dallas refreshes with multimillion-dollar changes

     
    POSTED October 23, 2016
     

The award-winning Westin Galleria Dallas has completed a multimillion-dollar refresh of the property with an update of all guest rooms and suites, lobby and meeting spaces, and the property’s on-site restaurant, The Second Floor. In addition to updating the 448 guest rooms and 10 suites, the refresh updated meeting spaces and modernized the lobby with communal seating that’s perfect for networking—or spending a few moments relaxing after a day of travel.

“This refresh shows our commitment to providing each guest with a world-class experience and complete sense of renewal during their stay with us,” says Greg White, general manager, Westin Galleria Dallas. “Our guest rooms now include top-of-the-line features and amenities while the lobby and public spaces have evolved to offer our guests a bright and airy welcome the moment they walk in the door.”

The rooms now have updated furniture, including all new Westin Heavenly Beds. Special light fixtures with device-charging USB ports have been added to the rooms, and a “Westin Haven” community work table in the lobby—along with computers and a printer for guests—allow for quick and on-the-spot business needs.

A new lobby buffet area offers regular coffee service as well as a cupcake ritual on weekends (OK, yum!). The hotel’s 54,000 square feet of customizable meeting space was overhauled with modernized surroundings, and now offers fresh, elegant rooms capable of hosting any event. The entire hotel has also been upgraded to provide guests with best in class wireless internet speed and capacities, including 15Mbps basic service and 30 Mbps premium internet.

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