by Sarah J.F. Braley | August 18, 2015
Services at the 1,001-room Omni Dallas have expanded. The new Pegasus Lawn in front of the hotel will serve as complimentary event space for in-house groups. The area is named for the Pegasus statue that has been restored and placed there, after lording over Dallas from on top of the headquarters of the Magnolia Petroleum Co. from 1934 to 1999. Overlooking the lawn, four new restaurants are being built on top of a new 350-space garage, which opened in May. The restaurants -- Herrera's, a Tex-Mex eatery; Little Katana, serving sushi; Coal Vines pizzeria, and Biergarten on Lamar, offering German fare -- will open this fall. A new UPS store also has opened in the hotel.
The Omni Dallas Hotel's signature restaurants are the farm-to-table Texas Spice, The Owners Box sports bar, and Bob's Steak & Chop House. The property has a full-service Mokara Spa, and 110,000 square feet of meeting space, including the 32,000-square-foot Dallas and 15,000-square-foot Trinity ballrooms. The property is connected via skybridge to the Dallas Convention Center. In 2012, the hotel received LEED Gold certification for new construction, and an apiary recently was added. Soon, the hotel will be able to harvest honey for use in its restaurants and bars.