Plaza of the Americas is a popular attraction located in Dallas - it is located in the northeast portion of downtown from the 600th block of North Pearl Street to the 700th block. The plaza consists of an upscale shopping center, office building, hotel, and an atrium that is home to a popular ice skating rink. The shopping center and office building sit in two towers; the South Tower and the North Tower. Plaza of the Americas is a mixture of beautiful architecture and landscaping, the plaza is a great place for tourists and locals to find shopping and entertainment.
The interior of the buildings are overwhelmed with white marble floors and the walls are decorated with crown molding. There are over forty restaurants in Plaza of the Americas and business workers and tourists often flock to the plaza for lunch. The plaza has a large variety of places to eat; The Philly Connection, Corner Bakery, KFC, J Pepe's, Blimpie, Taco Bell, McDonald's, Ziggy's, and China Dragon provide numerous options for diners. The Adam's Mark Hotel connects to the Plaza of the Americas and offers additional shops and more upscale eateries.
America's Ice Garden is on the premises of the plaza. The Ice Garden is located in the midst of the gorgeous hotel and shopping center. The rink is surrounded by palm trees, potted flowers and other plants. The ice skating rink almost looks as if its in the midst of something tropical. The skating rink offers classes during the winter and spring for customers who want to learn how to skate. The classes include thirty minutes of group instruction, 3 hours of parking and free public sessions during the summer. The skating rink also holds an annual Christmas event each year in the Plaza of the Americas.
Events are held at the Plaza of the Americas all year long. One annual event is held at the plaza is called Savor Dallas. The event is usually held in the spring and gives locals an international experience of food and wine. The event features over fifty of North Texas' top chefs Premium wine and beers are always on the menu at Savor Dallas. The cost to attend the event ranges from $125-$300.
The Westin City Center is the hotel that is located on the plaza. The Westin City Center is a Starwood hotel that has received high markings from its former guests. The hotel was constructed in the 1970's but the rooms in the hotel have been renovated since that time. The Westin features an elegant lobby, views overlooking the plaza, restaurant, and fitness center. The hotel was originally called La Meridian prior to being renamed the Westin City Center. The average price for a room at the hotel is $115.00. Plaza of the Americas is connected by sky bridges to the Adam's Mark Hotel for guests of the plaza who want an alternative location to stay overnight. The Adam's Mark Hotel has the same amenities as the Westin City Center with the only difference being in price. Adam's Mark has an average cost that is $20 higher than the Westin.
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