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When One Hotel Door Closes, Another Door Opens...At Least Until 5pm

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  Site Where: 555 S. Lamar [map], Dallas , TX, United States, 75202
June 24, 2014 at 6:55 PM | by | ()

We've been loving the growing trend of 24-hour hotel stays and when we discovered that it even made its way to Las Vegas at The Palms, we listed it as one of our 5 new things to try. No more racing around at 11:45am to gather all our crap together, in fear that security guards would be waiting for us at 12:01pm.

But alas, VegasChatter reports that The Palms has suspended the program after a mere three months.

We reached out to a Palms representative for updates and were told that, after a three-month run, the 24-hour checkout policy has been suspended as they assess the results.

Hopefully, the results are good and the service will come back into play.

That said, when one door closes, another door opens and this time, that hotel door is open until 5pm at the Omni Dallas. The hotel has a new "Sleep In On SundayĒ package that lets guests check out at 5pm on Sunday. The offer also gives them $20 credit towards either the hotel's Mokara spa; at Collections, the totally awesome retail store or at the hotel's restaurants and coffee shops.

Rates for the package start at $219 a night. Use code PKGSUN to book.

[Photo: Omni Dallas]

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Only at The Omni Dallas Can You Get a Pimped Out Bicycle As Seen on 'Shark Tank'

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  Site Where: 555 S. Lamar [map], Dallas, TX, United States, 75202
May 16, 2012 at 4:48 PM | by | ()

Where there's a reality show, there's bound to be a hotel connection. And that's just what we found while catching up on some old episodes of "Shark Tank" this past weekend.

Villy Customs is a high-fashion bicycle designer that lets you customize your ride from the seat to the wheels right down to the bell that you put on the handles.

While Villy Customs is mainly an online business (and a pricey one too with full bikes costing about $500+) we did some research and saw that they have a partnership with Omni Hotels. As it turns out, you can buy a piece of Villy at the Omni Dallas at the hotel's expansive Collections store.

This hotel gift shop puts all other gift shops to shame with products from well-known Dallas retailers ranging from scented candles by fragrance designer Niven Morgan; vintage-style jewelry from local designer Andrea Barnett; J-Dig greeting cards and Texas chocolates and everyday sweets from Oak Lawn Dallas-Based Chocolate Secrets. But there's even more.

Like 6,500 individual pieces of art from Dallas-area artists which can be purchased in the store directly from the artist through an interactive art station. Since there's so much to see here, it also makes sense that Omni's signature coffee bar is located within Collections as well.

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Omni Dallas: It's Definitely Opening, And It's Definitely Got An Infinity Pool

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  Site Where: 555 S. Lamar Dallas, Texas [map], Dallas, TX, United States, 75202
October 21, 2011 at 6:31 PM | by | ()

Omni Dallas, which is set to open on 11/11/11, will include an infinity pool

Whoever said 11/11/11 would mark a pivotal world-changing event must have been cc'd on development memos issued from Omni Hotels' corporate office. That is to say, Omni's latest creation, Omni Dallas, a 1,001-room convention hotel on South Lamar St, will be opening on the portentous dateóand with $111 rates, no less.

As part of the "Definitely Dallas" package (this name is putting dirty thoughts into our head), guests who book rooms through December 30, 2011 will receive $111 deluxe guest rooms. Inside the rooms, you'll find a 111-inch flat-screen TV; and on top of the beds, you'll rest your head on 111 pillows. And in the bathroom....OK, we're just kidding. In fact, the bathrooms do come with mirror TVs (which we remain undecided over), and the rooms all feature pieces by local artists.

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Aloft Does Dallas...Again

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  Site Where: 1033 Young Street [map], Dallas, TX, United States, 75202
September 9, 2009 at 11:58 AM | by | ()

Remember when we were sorta obsessed with the idea of Aloft Hotels taking over the world? The recession may have thrown a hitch in that plan ó at least for the time being ó but it seems world domination is alive and well in the Dallas area, where the brandís fourth hotel, The Aloft Dallas Downtown has just opened its doors.

The newest Aloft has us excited for two reasons: 1) itís actually located in downtown Dallas, not out in the boonies; and 2) itís the first Aloft to also be adaptive re-use, an endeavor the brand apparently has plans to continue with future projects. Operating out of a 1924 railroad freight depot and commercial dry goods warehouse, the eight-story antique has been re-imagined with the sleek, loft-style aesthetic Aloft has been oh-so-diligently working to trademark.

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