When you hear the words ‘phenomenal gay vacation destination’ what are the first places that pop into your head? Chances are Dallas, Texas isn’t at the top of your gaycation list, but it really should be! Dallas is home to one of the single largest LGBT communities in the entire US, has one of the most alive and vibrant LGBT scenes in the country, and has amazing community leaders.
As Dallas Pride 2016 has just shown us, Dallas is a thriving community that delivers more than just the classic nightlife. It is an LGBT scene that entails dining, drinking, art, culture, music, history and more. Anyone looking to connect with a diverse and large LGBT community in a city and surroundings that offer enough to keep any variety of interests captured should make Dallas their next vacation setting.
While on vacation in Dallas, there is only one place to stay that offers the elegance, decadence, indulgence, and luxury that your vacation deserves. The Hilton Anatole Hotel is set on 45 acres overlooking downtown Dallas and delivers the most luxurious and magnificent first class amenities.
Hilton hotels can be relied upon to deliver high quality accommodations but the Hilton Anatole truly exceeds all expectations. Start off by making you way up to the 27th floor, to understand where the ‘everything is bigger’ reputation comes from as you are presented with panoramic views of this beautiful city. Make sure to check it out in the evening as well, when the entire city is lit up.
Spend your day at the brand new Jade Waters. It includes a 4,000 sq. ft. leisure cove pool, 7,000 sq. ft activity bay pool, kids play area, the two water slides, and a lazy river. You will also find private cabanas and daybeds, a 23-seat swim-up bar, and a 120-seat Jade Waters Grill & Bar.
With an award winning fitness club you won’t struggle to stay in shape as you take advantage of the 80,000 square foot gym and comprehensive program of personal training and fitness classes available to guests. When you have finished working out, head over to the spa for some well deserved rest and relaxation and treatments from the exceptional staff.
Feeling the need for a little culture? You needn’t even venture out of the hotel as the hotel also plays host to a phenomenal array of art and antiques that rival many galleries and museums.
Guests are encouraged to enjoy the one-mile art walk, a walking tour of the hotels 100 most iconic pieces, two segments of the Berlin wall, and one of the four propellers from the famous torpedoed shipwreck, the Lusitania. The downloadable app and knowledgeable staff will ensure that you get the complete experience.
Finish up your day by taking in the iconic Dallas skyline at the in house Ser steak restaurant situated atop the hotel and treat yourself to chef driven, bold and exciting steak and seafood dishes expertly paired with hand selected wines and signature cocktails. There are a number of boutique shops, cafe’s, and restaurants located in the two atriums on the main floor.
With all this and more on offer you don’t even need to leave the hotel to get the most out of your time in Dallas, and get ready for some serious luxury.
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