Hotel ZaZa Dallas
What it is
A charming 169-room Uptown retreat that took storied Mediterranean resorts as its muse, with themed suites, a sceney pool and a locally beloved restaurant, Dragonfly.
What it isn't
Just for people. Hotel Zaza pampers four legged guests with bountiful treats, and staffers will happily point you in the direction of Dallas’s best off-leash parks (including White Rock Lake dog park and aptly-named Wagging Tail Dog Park).
What we think
Picture your dream hotel suite. Is it as sleek as a Soho loft? Decked out with a gauzy bed canopy a la Out of Africa? Or ready for a Texas oil baron with stone walls and Texas cowhide galore? With the 18 themed suites at Hotel Zaza, your wish is their command. If you’d like to spread out even more, consider booking The Bungalows—645-square-foot+ rooms in a 1930s home with hardwood floors and deep soaking tubs. Either way, guest room amenities are topnotch; most have blackout drapes, fully stocked sundry bars and iPod docking stations for jamming out in your fluffy bathrobe.
You're here because
The spa treatments make you giggle, and that’s a first. You’ve booked the “Tycoon Facial” and “Have No Mercy Deep Tissue Massage” for yourself, and you can’t wait.
“When in Texas” is your motto, especially at Dragonfly restaurant—so you order crispy jalapeno calamari and a USDA prime filet with chimichurri. Then, it’s time to hit the garden-flanked pool, where waterfalls gurgle and the DJ is gonna spin into the wee hours starting at 10 p.m. What better place to drink and dance with Dallas locals than under the glow of the moon?
Restaurants & Bars
Dragonfly - New American Cuisine
The tony Uptown neighborhood of Dallas, just two blocks from the I.M. Pei-designed Meyerson Symphony Center and six blocks from the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, where you can ogle a 5-foot-tall purple geode with climmering white calcite speckles.