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Convention Center Expansion and Entertainment Experience Coming in 2029

Visit Dallas is thrilled to announce the approval of a 2.5 million-square-foot convention center with 800,000 square feet of exhibit space and 300,000 square feet of breakout areas, including 160,000 square feet of ballroom space.

“This news is a game changer for Dallas and will put our city on the map as the preeminent large-city convention and meeting destination in the nation,” said Craig Davis, Visit Dallas President & CEO.

The center will not only be impressive on the inside, the outdoor event area will feature terraces with incredible views of downtown Dallas and the Trinity River. In addition to the expansion, there will be an all-new entertainment experience connecting the convention center with neighboring districts like the Cedars and the planned Rail District, creating a walkable experience that includes restaurants, retail, entertainment and lodging options.

Many Options to Explore

The new district will be in addition to the many places attendees currently have at their disposal to explore after sessions. Dallas has a walkable downtown as well as 20 vibrant entertainment districts offering live music, shopping hotspots, cultural institutions and dining options. And as guests walk the streets of Dallas, they can feel assured that the local hospitality community has been working diligently to welcome them safely by achieving the highest sanitation and safety standards, as demonstrated by the city’s new designation as a GBAC STAR Diamond Destination.

“Dallas is already a great meetings and conventions destination, with the accessibility of two major airports, affordable labor and an outstanding hotel product,” said D. Bradley Kent, Visit Dallas Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer. “The expanded center and Convention Center District will enhance Dallas’ competitive position and are exactly what our customers need and have been asking for.”

Exciting Lodging Developments 

According to Lodging Economics, Dallas leads the nation with nearly 20,000 hotel rooms in the pipeline. There are 5,000 new rooms currently under construction, plus an impressive selection of boutique hotels and large convention hotels which are currently available. Here are a few you can look forward to visiting later this year and beyond:

JW Marriott – Coming in 2022 
This new 15-story hotel will open in the heart of Dallas’ downtown Arts District. A 283-room hotel with a 25,000 square-foot grand ballroom plus a spa, restaurant, lobby bar, fitness center and a rooftop pool deck and bar. 

InterContinental Dallas ­– Coming in 2022 
Located in Cityplace Tower in Uptown, it will feature sweeping panoramic views of the Dallas skyline. Guests will enjoy spacious, high-end rooms and amenities, including over 21,000 square feet of event space.

Harwood Hotel – Coming in 2022 
A new 20-story luxury hotel is under construction in Uptown’s Harwood District. Architectural renderings show a sculptural white building with cantilevered upper floors with a swimming pool and garden on the roof.

Four Seasons – Coming 2025
The property is slated to bring a 250-room resort-style hotel to Dallas’ Turtle Creek neighborhood, situated between Uptown and Highland Park. The high rise, which will include residential units, will occupy one of the last undeveloped properties along Turtle Creek.

To book your next meeting or event in Dallas, contact (214) 571-1000; sales@visitdallas.com; DallasDelivers.com.