Opened in 1912, the Adolphus Hotel in downtown Dallas, Texas is an unmistakable landmark and a luxury hotel fit for royalty - quite literally, in fact, Queen Elizabeth II stayed here in 1991.
While there are a lot of interesting places to stay in Dallas, the Adolphus is the kind of historic property that immediately piques your curiosity the moment you enter the lobby.
Built by Adolphus Busch, the founder of the Anheuser-Busch company, the Adolphus was always meant to grab attention. It was Dallas' first grand hotel and for nearly a decade was the tallest building in Texas. From its stunning woodwork and rich, warm tones throughout, there's no mistaking that you're somewhere special when exploring this century old icon.
And if you're looking for more entertainment options, rumour has it there may even be the ghost of a jilted bride hanging out on the 19th floor of the hotel. We never crossed paths though.
Whatever the reason for your visit, like I was, you're sure to appreciate the modern twists on traditional luxury. There's no denying it's an incredible space to wander, chillout, and grab a drink. The Adolphus was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.