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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…)