Event Transportation in Dallas, Texas
Dallas, Texas, is the leading business and financial center in the American Southwest. It is also one of the top convention destinations in the United States. The city offers meeting planners a diverse selection of event amenities: classy hotels, large and flexible meeting spaces, warm climate, service-oriented staff, a central location and much more.
There are many reasons to host any sized event in Dallas:
- Central U.S. location with many convenient airports
- Destination appeal as one of the top 10 convention centers in the U.S.
- Safe, professional ground transportation provided by ETS
- Moderate year-round climate for outdoor meetings, dining and entertainment
- Overall value and high-touch service
Getting to the Dallas / Fort Worth Metro Area
Visitors coming to Dallas and Fort Worth can choose among 15 airports—from award-winning international and national DFW and Love Field to smaller regional and private jet facilities. Dallas receives more domestic non-stop flights than any other U.S. city, and direct flights typically last four hours or less from either coast. In addition, Dallas has the world’s largest urban elevated heliport, located in the central business district, that can accommodate multiple helicopters.
Attendees will be excited to come to Dallas for its world-class attractions, dining and nightlife, as well as its dynamic arts and cultural scene. Lack of a hurricane season and an outdoor-friendly climate, with an average temperature of 76 degrees and an average low of 55 degrees, make Dallas a great destination year round.
Event Transportation Systems provides the foundation for success with professional ground transportation for executives, tour groups and professional conventions.
Hotel Accommodations In and Around Dallas
The Dallas metroplex offers more than 70,000 rooms, with 7,000 hotel rooms found in the and in the downtown core alone. In 2009, Zagat rated the Dallas Ritz-Carlton as the best overall large hotel nationally.
Downtown, the Omni Dallas Convention Center Hotel offers 1,001 rooms, and is adjacent to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. Separate from the Convention Center, the Omni offers 39 meetings rooms and 110,000 square feet of meeting space, several top-rated restaurants, a spa and a rooftop pool. Also nearby is the Westin Dallas Park Central Hotel, located in North Dallas.
Where to Host Conventions and Exhibitions in the Dallas Metro Area
The Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in downtown Dallas is one of the largest event centers in the country. It often hosts major national and international conventions, meetings, concerts, antique and auto shows and other special events.
KBHCCD is located in the heart of downtown and is prized as a modern work of art. Its lobbies and concourses are decorated with terrazzo images telling the story of Dallas’ growth and its inhabitants. It contains the world’s largest column-free exhibit hall, with more than one million square feet of exhibit space. The downtown center has more than 100 meeting rooms, a 1,750-seat theater, and a 9,800-seat arena, plus three ballrooms.
The Center has also been recognized as “The Best-Run Convention Center in America.” It was the first convention center in the world to offer wireless Internet service for exhibitors and meeting professionals.
For large events, the gigantic AT&T Stadium is an awesome site for hosting galas and corporate gatherings. It’s versatile space boasts the world’s largest retractable roof, with three million square feet, more than 22 flexible smaller spaces, and capacity for up to 100,000 people. Also impressive is American Airlines Center with a 20,000-person capacity.
Smaller venues like Reunion Tower, George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden at the Dallas Arboretum and Klyde Warren Park, among others, are also available.
Things To Do and Places To Eat in Dallas
Dallas restaurants offer more than the traditional Texan favorites of steak houses, barbecue and “Tex Mex.” Food is a real passion in Texas; visitors love the fresh seafood, eclectic bistros and fancy world cuisines including Brazilian, Indian and European dishes. Whether attendees are looking for the best restaurants in Dallas or a place to grab a quick bite, they’ll find many great choices.
Ever heard the expression, “Everything is bigger in Texas?” There’s definitely a lot to do in addition to professional conventions and business meetings. Discover art exhibitions in the nation’s largest arts district, annual festivals such as the Texas State Fair, local artist concerts, theatre performances, and more. Sports fans won’t be disappointed with the Dallas Cowboys, Mavericks, Stars, Texas Rangers, FC Dallas and all the teams that make this a legendary sports city.
For ground transportation, rest assured that needs are well-taken care of with Event Transportation Systems as your partner. We are experts in the intricacies of the Dallas metro area for airport pickup and drop-off, VIP and executive transportation, shuttles to move people from hotels to events, and a real-time web-based transportation app for meeting attendees to get up to the minute information on shuttle pick up times as their hotels.
In addition, ETS offers advertising opportunities through bus banner ads, convention television and videos designed to promote exhibitor messages during transportation, in hotel rooms, and on show floors, all provided by Newsday Communications.
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