by Sarah JF Braley | March 16, 2020

The 545-room Fairmont Dallas hotel has finished up a multimillion-dollar redesign to its 70,000 square feet of meeting space. The final element of the project was the renovation of the second-floor prefunction areas and nearly 18,000-square-foot Regency Ballroom. 

Combining classic elegance with Texas flair, the renovated spaces feature soft navy blue with white and soft gold. The design of the new carpet pays homage to the archway windows at the front entrance of the hotel. New touch-screen reader boards have been installed throughout, offering schedules, locations and hotel information. The Regency Ballroom, the largest event space at the hotel, received new chandeliers, carpet, curtains and paint, while a frosted window treatment was added to the windows. 

A new technology nook in the prefunction area has several plug-ins for charging devices and a tabletop for pre- or post-meeting work; also added was more seating in the public spaces to encourage attendees to sit and relax while networking or checking emails. 

With sustainability in mind, the hotel has replaced its skylights with energy-efficient recessed lighting throughout the prefunction areas and hallways. Bathrooms on the second floor have also been updated with new fixtures, including energy-efficient lighting and eco-friendly faucets. 

The Pyramid Restaurant & Bar cooks up dishes using ingredients from local purveyors, as well as vegetables and herbs grown in the 3,000-square-foot rooftop garden. Also on-site are the Lobby Bar, a rooftop pool and a 24-hour fitness center. Renovations to the restaurant, bar and guest rooms are coming; no timeline has been set yet.