Reunion Tower is one of the most distinctive elements of an already amazing Dallas skyline. One of the tallest buildings in the whole city allows visitors to come and soak in the views with an observation tower and chic dining. The adjoining hotel expands the options, adding on overnight accommodations, shopping, and additional dining options to the mix.
The landmark building looks like nothing else in town. The 50-story Reunion Tower, constructed of concrete and steel, is topped by a giant dome. The tower was first built in the late 1970s as part of the urban redevelopment plan at the same time Union Station was renovated. Three decades later, both of these unique spaces underwent additional redevelopment. The updated train station is an option for airport transportation, with the Trinity Railway Express. It's also a crossroads for Amtrak and light rail offering service to Arlington and other nearby cities.
The Reunion Tower Observation Deck and existing restaurants closed in anticipation of bigger and better things in 2007. After extensive renovations, Dallas has a brad new way to experience the top of the tower. Chef Wolfgang Puck opened his first eatery in Dallas with the debut of the Reunion Tower restaurant. The genuinely distinctive dining experience begins at street level when you step into the glass entry pavilion. An elevator ride zips up 50 stories to the restaurant. The new dining choice joins the list of Puck's restaurants, including the iconic Spago in Beverly Hills, Chinois in Santa Monica, and several of Las Vegas' finest eateries.
The Reunion Tower restaurant, open for lunch and dinner, features a variety of dining options as well as distinctive architecture. The main dining room is marked by floor-to-ceiling windows and a panoramic view of downtown Dallas and beyond. The menu features Asian-style meals showcasing the the chef's signature flavors. Beyond the Reunion Tower restaurant, the top floor is one of the newest—and most scenic—places to enjoy the nightlife in Dallas. One bar rotates, making it easy to enjoy the views, while the other stationary bar features illuminated glass elements. All three of the gathering places combine a welcoming, warm ambiance with modern flair. The eatery also is available for special events and banquets. Other than the Reunion Tower Observation Deck, the restaurant is the best place to experience the views.
Like the Reunion Tower, the adjoining Hyatt Regency Dallas has been refreshed and renewed. One of the biggest hotels in Dallas is connected through an underground concourse from the train station, close to the convention center and its neighboring tower. The guestrooms, numbering more than 1,100, offer fantastic views of city expanse. You'll be wrapped in comfort with cozy linens, flat-screen TVs, and stereos with MP3 docks. Beyond the rooms, you'll find the amenities indicative of luxury hotels, including a 24-hour fitness center, heated outdoor pool, and a sun deck. A number of opportunities for shopping and dining both at the hotel are found nearby.
Downtown Dallas, the home of the Hyatt Regency and the Reunion Tower, is a hotbed of things to do and places to see. The Dallas Art Museum is a short distance away, as is the amazing Winspear Theater, home to many of the city's performing arts companies.