Archive for April, 2012

Omni Dallas Hotel Closing Night Experience: Gala Dinner and Gospel Brunch

Posted by    |    April 29th, 2012 at 12:27 pm

The meeting planners’ final evening at the Omni Dallas Grand Opening Experience drew to a close with the Gala Dinner and After Party, followed by a Gospel Brunch in the morning.

American Idol alum and North Texas resident Tim Halperin was already performing onstage when meeting planners entered the Omni’s Dallas Ballroom for the Gala Dinner. Halperin performed a cover of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” and his original “I Wanna Fall In Love”.

MSNBC’s Contessa Brewer hosted the closing night experience. She introduced former Dallas Cowboy and Author of Rules of Engagement: Finding Faith and Purpose in a Disconnected World, Chad Hennings, who spoke about Cowboy fandom. He referred to Dallas as the “greatest city in the nation” to much applause and invited the planners to “come on back.” (more…)

Omni Dallas Hotel Grand Opening Experience: Saturday Activities

Posted by    |    April 28th, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Saturday, the third day of the “Definitely Dallas!” Grand Opening Experience at the Omni Dallas Hotel, meeting planners were given the opportunity to attend a variety of tours throughout the city. The Old American Golf Club, What’s New in Dallas?, Dallas Arboretum, a Shopping Excursion and a Downtown Dallas Tour were on the list for planners to choose from.

“I was born and raised in Dallas, then left when I was about 18 years old. This is the first time that I’ve come back as a tourist to see how Dallas has changed,” said Austin resident Ray Lindner.

The Downtown Dallas Tour started off at the Grassy Knoll before taking a tour of the Sixth Floor Museum. Members of the tour group were fascinated by JFK and asked many questions related to the assassination and conspiracy theories. “I was actually a student in Dallas when the assassination occurred,” said Lindner. “For me…it’s a step back in time.” (more…)

“Dallas Double Take” at Fountain Place

Posted by    |    April 27th, 2012 at 11:42 pm

This evening, the Omni Grand Opening Experience continued for a “Dallas Double Take” event at Fountain Plaza, presented by the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Meeting planners walked the blue carpet up to the entrance of Fountain Plaza where they were greeted by members of the DCVB and led up to the 19th floor of the iconic Fountain Place building.

Inside, meeting planners sampled food from sponsors such as Stephan Pyles, Private Social and Marquee Grille. The planners chatted amongst themselves, drinks in hand, when a voice came overhead.

“I’d like to introduce Mr. Dallas himself, Mr. J.R. Ewing, Larry Hagman.” (more…)

Omni Grand Opening Experience Continues at Southfork Ranch

Posted by    |    April 27th, 2012 at 5:12 pm

As we mentioned yesterday, the Omni Dallas Hotel is currently hosting their Grand Opening Experience Event for meeting planners from all over the country. The event takes place over a few days’ time in order for planners to get to know the area as they would if they were holding a meeting of their own in Dallas.

The Omni strives to make each hotel authentic to its location. The goal of Omni Dallas was for guests to enter a specific hotel and have a clear indication of the city in which they are staying. As such, the theme of this weekend’s event is “Definitely Dallas!”.

When Omni Dallas began touring the hotel, the immediate reaction of spectators upon seeing the décor was “this is “Definitely Dallas.” It has the glitz, the glamour and the sophistication of Dallas, as well as a natural aesthetic. The Omni embodies all that Dallas has to offer, and so stuck the slogan. (more…)

Omni Hotel Dallas, The Big Freeze, and YouPlusDallas

Posted by    |    April 26th, 2012 at 11:09 am

Today through Sunday April 29, the new Omni Hotel Dallas will be hosting hundreds of influential meeting planners from across the nation for the Grand Opening Experience. The meeting planners will get to experience the best of Dallas: visiting Texas Motor Speedway, touring Southfork Ranch with Dallas star Larry Hagman and a Dallas Cowboys Stadium tour among other exciting experiences and musical appearances from Tim Halperin and Jack Ingram.

Sounds pretty cool, eh? Here’s how we look at it: impress meeting planners + meetings eventually planned in Dallas = awesome economic impact for our city.

YouPlusDallas videographers & co will be on scene tweeting about Omni Dallas events and bringing you a video recap of the best of the Grand Opening Experience.

One of the first events for the meeting planners is happening today, and it’s called The Big Freeze. You’re probably familiar with The Big Freeze 360-degree camera experience from the Grammys, Golden Globes, and other glamorous Hollywood events. Our crew set up the Big Freeze at the Omni this morning, and meeting planners will be walking the red carpet today before having their image taken by the famous camera. Check out our set up pictures of the big freeze, and make sure to follow us on twitter @youplusdallas Omni Hotel Dallas at @omnihotels #Dallas #OmniEvent and @OmniMeetings.

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