Dallas Set to Unveil an Expanded Convention Center 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 area, including 160,000 square feet of ballroom.

“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 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.

Exciting developments with Dallas lodging

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.

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 and a swimming pool and garden on the roof.

New Convention Center Experience, Coming in 2029.

The Dallas convention center expansion is officially a go. Get the scoop on this exciting announcement and the new entertainment and restaurant experience connected to it. Plus, learn about new hotels opening in 2022. (34)

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