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In trendy Uptown Dallas
The W Dallas is located in trendy Uptown, with many area attractions just a short drive away. Though some spots are technically within walking distance of the hotel, the surrounding streets are busy and many lack sidewalks, so driving is recommended (and those who do choose to walk should exercise caution).
Divided into several areas -- Victory Park, McKinney Avenue, Knox-Henderson, and West Village -- Uptown Dallas is a hot spot of shops, restaurants, and nightlife. Creating the border on the south side, Victory Park is home to the American Airlines Center, a huge sports and entertainment complex where the Dallas Mavericks and the Dallas Stars play. Numerous high-end hotels are in the area, which is also a posh residential neighborhood. To the north, McKinney Avenue is lined with art galleries, and Knox-Henderson is packed with upscale restaurants. West Village offers great shopping -- whether you're looking for trendy boutiques or high-end labels -- and has some of the best nightlife in Dallas, and nearby Turtle Creek is known as the artsy, gay-friendly area where the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Kalita Humphreys Theater sits.
The W Hotel Dallas at Victory Park embodies the stylish W brand. The chic lobby features dramatic hanging chandeliers as well as trendy, plush seating, and the trendy Ghostbar hosts live DJs. Contemporary rooms -- all of which are being renovated in 2012 and 2013 -- have flat-screen TVs and bathrooms with a sexy, open layout. Hotel amenities include the Bliss Spa, a big fitness center, and an outdoor infinity pool with great Dallas views. The on-site restaurant, Craft, is the brainchild of celebrity chef Tom Colicchio. The business center has three iMac computers, but there is a daily fee for Wi-Fi.