The Reunion Tower is a unique and interesting Dallas landmark that is part of the Hyatt Regency Hotel complex. The tower is fifty stories high and features a unique lighting system and geodesic dome. The Reunion Tower has an estimated weight of over 32,000 tons and is one of the tallest structures in Dallas. The elevator trip to the top of the tower takes a little over a minute. For visitors, Reunion Tower offers a unique viewpoint of Dallas and is a great place to relax and dine for the evening. Many who haven't yet visited the city of Dallas think of the strange tower that is often seen in pictures of Dallas and associate it closely with the city. Because of the towers popularity the observation floor is often filled with lots of tourists. Tourists give Reunion Tower high markings for the birds-eye view it provides.
There is a fee involved for those who want to enjoy the view. The cost for adults is $2.00. In order to avoid crowds of tourists, visitors to the Reunion Tower are advised to go during a weekday in the afternoon. During the evening and on weekends tourists pour into Reunion Tower to enjoy the restaurant and superb view of Dallas. The Reunion Tower is often compared to the famous Space Needle in Seattle or the CN Tower in Toronto and is a great place for those who want to overlook the city of Dallas from different angles.
There are exactly three levels at the Reunion Tower, the lowest level is the called the observation deck or the lookout. The second level of the tower is called Antares. Antares is a full service restaurant that is owned by the Hyatt Regency Dallas. The restaurant revolves slowly giving diners a full 360 degree view of Dallas. The third level is called The Dome which is a cocktail lounge where patrons can order drinks or appetizers in a relaxing environment.
The restaurant is the most exciting part of the tower. It revolves slowly around allowing patrons to fully take in the entire city of Dallas. Those dining would need to sit in the restaurant for at least an hour to revolve completely around once. The restaurant that is located in Reunion Tower doesn't get as many high marks as the tower itself. While there are plenty of satisfied customers who enjoyed the ambiance and food at the restaurant, there have been numerous accounts of patrons dissatisfied with service, quality, and price at the restaurant. The third floor on the reunion tower is for cocktails.
From the Reunion Tower patrons can see the city for miles. In the evening, the view is enhanced by the clusters of city lights. The Reunion Tower itself gives off a beautiful view to outsiders when the sun sets. At night, the Reunion Tower creates a festive ambiance to the downtown Dallas skyline. There are 260 light bulbs fixated to the tower that blink in different computerized patterns.
In 2007, renovations on the tower began with promises of completion in 2009. The Reunion Tower has been a part of the Dallas skyline for decades and will continue to be a permanent fixture well into the future.