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2927 Maple Avenue
Tel: 214 871 7111
Tel: 800 921 8498 (toll-free)
This historic celebrity hideaway, fresh from a $36 million renovation that restored its Art Deco splendor, offers a respite from Dallas's typical obsession with the new and brassy. The management team behind the transformation of the Mansion on Turtle Creek wisely decided to keep the residential floor plan for the 170 guest rooms. The accommodations (at an average size of 500 square feet) feel grand in scale, are decorated in a palette of either coral red with charcoal or teal with cinnamon, and feature high ceilings, commissioned Texas artwork, and full-body tubs with Baronessa Cali Oliva bath productsperfect for soaking after a day of shopping in the hip Uptown area. In the 1930s, Dorothy Draper designed the original owner's twelfth-floor Penthouse residence, which was transformed by the current head of her eponymous firm into a dramatic Presidential Suite; the assemblage of rooms retain many of original details, including the secret passageways and balconies. Before dinner at Bolla restaurant, join the glitterati in the lounge, which is lit by close to 30,000 crystals in numerous chandeliers and Swarovski crystals embedded in the lush drapery.
When to go: April, when the dogwoods are in bloom in nearby Turtle Creek.
Which room to book: No. 800 is an oversized corner Studio Select room with views of Uptown and Downtown
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