The accolades for our dazzling venues, cultural treasures, celebrated restaurants, and endless entertainment options keep rolling in. Combined with easy flights, affordable hotels, and our famous Texas hospitality, you owe it to yourself to see why the Dallas/Fort Worth market is one of the hottest in the nation.
Ready to get down to business and start planning your next meeting? The premier team at Ultimate Ventures is here to help you achieve your goals by sprinkling in the best local WOW experiences to impress your guests!
Read on to get acquainted with the reasons why our destination regularly exceeds expectations.
The “Wow” Factor
Searching for a destination that will WOW your guests? Of course you are! Whether you’re considering Dallas, with its more than $20 billion in current and future development, or the famously walkable and charming city of Fort Worth, there’s never been a better time or place to impress your guests.
Dallas is consistently ranked one of the Top 10 meeting and convention destinations in the United States. With new venues like the George W. Bush Presidential Library and the world-famous AT&T Stadium, our cutting edge culinary scene, and our thriving arts and entertainment scene, there’s no shortage of exceptional experiences awaiting your group in Big D.
Just west of Dallas, Fort Worth serves up a completely different slice of Texas. Cowtown’s “Wows” come in the form of the world’s only twice daily cattle drive, the world’s largest honky-tonk, world-class art museums, and out of this world NASCAR racing at Texas Motor Speedway. Bull-riding, boots, and cowboys is what Fort Worth is best known for, but there’s so much more and Ultimate Ventures has your insider’s pass.
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Travelers to the Dallas/Fort Worth area have the good fortune to be able to experience two unique cities in one fabulous destination. Although they are only about 30 miles apart, these Texas cities offer their own distinct viewpoint on arts and culture.
The cultural scene in Dallas includes many landmarks and museums that are a regular draw for visitors, including the Sixth Floor Museum chronicling the JFK events and the George W. Bush Presidential Library. Dallas also boasts the Dallas Arts District, the largest urban arts district in the United States featuring 20 square blocks of award-winning museums and performing arts venues. With 5.2 acre Klyde Warren Park only steps away from the Arts District, this inviting urban greenspace has a way of elevating your day.
Fort Worth, deemed “The City of Cowboys and Culture”, offers truly unique experiences only possible in Cowtown. The enriching Cultural District boasts five internationally recognized museums, including the enchanting Kimbell Art Museum. When you’re ready to get your Cowboy on, the great American West is on full display in the Stockyards National Historic District amongst the weathered brick streets lined with historic buildings, restaurants, shops, and saloons.
Take a look at some of the fabulous experiences possible in Dallas/Fort Worth!
Entertainment & Dining
Mixing business with pleasure is what Ultimate Ventures does best. With a thriving entertainment and culinary scene, distinctive local experiences are just a phone call away.
In Dallas, there are 20 Entertainment Districts that are sure to please even the most diverse group. Perhaps you decide to venture into the vibrant nightlife scene at one of Uptown’s many restaurants and bars, or head to the eclectic neighborhood of Deep Ellum to experience “alternative” Dallas with its live music venues, public art, breweries and diverse cuisine. From visiting a restaurant incubator “theme park” to delighting in a private dining experience under the Texas stars, the sky truly is the limit.
Meanwhile over in Fort Worth, options range from boot-scootin’ the night away at the world’s largest honky-tonk to taking in the talent at one of the Top 100 Jazz Clubs in the world. Dining and entertainment districts include the charming Sundance Square in the heart of downtown, the Stockyards National Historic District where real cowboys roam the streets, the vibrant scene in West 7th, and the trendy Near Southside neighborhood. From cowboys to city-slickers, Fort Worth is sure to please one and all.
Ready to play and make your guest’s day? Let’s do this!
For some, there’s nothing more exciting than attending a live sporting event. Did you know that five major professional sports teams call the Dallas/Fort Worth area home?
Value & Affordability
Meeting in North Texas is a good buy. With affordable air lift, favorable hotel room rates, low labor rates, and a healthy, vibrant economy, it’s no surprise that Dallas is the top event and meeting destination in Texas. And with all the savings you gain, you are able to focus more of your budget on attendee engagement and experience which boosts your bottom line and ROI.
As a result of healthy growth and competition in our state, your meeting dollar goes further thanks to:
- Healthy competition & abundance of flights
Competitive Hotel Room Rates
- Dallas’ hotel room rates ranked the third lowest among the top 25 U.S. meeting destinations in 2015.
- More hotels coming online in 2017 and 2018 driving competitive rates
Texas Labor Rates
- 27% lower than the national average
- A "right to work" state which translates into lower event production costs
Cost of Dining Out
With all the money you’re saving, let’s start planning your custom North Texas experience today!
- Dallas/Fort Worth ranked as one of the least expensive U.S. dining cities by Zagat in 2015
Take a look at a map of the United States and it’s easy to see that Dallas/Fort Worth enjoys an enviable central location. In fact, we are within an easy 3-hour flight from almost anywhere in the country and less than 4 hours from Canada and Mexico. For your guests, this equates to stress-free travel and major convenience which can drive stronger attendance.
Adding to our destination’s appeal is the fact that North Texas has two major award-winning major airports and over a dozen regional and private jet facilities.
Getting here is a piece of cake, and so is planning the perfect program with UV. Let’s get started!
- Our largest airport, DFW International Airport, is one of the busiest and fastest growing airports in the world. With 1,800 flights daily to more than 170 destinations world-wide, it is truly one of the world's most convenient airports.
- Easy to navigate, Dallas Love Field Airport is served by Southwest Airlines, Delta Airlines and Virgin America. Named a Top 5 Domestic Airport in 2015 in Travel & Leisure magazine’s best “World’s Best”, this airport is a crowd pleaser for its location (less than 8 miles from downtown Dallas) and its brand new look thanks to major renovations completed in 2014.
Lodging options in Dallas/Fort Worth are as plentiful as they are diverse. Our destination offers not only your choice of downtown locations, but also thriving suburbs including North Dallas, Frisco, Plano, Grapevine, Arlington, and Irving. Each of these areas offer a wide variety of hotel types and price points to accommodate all types of groups. Thanks to this competitive environment (with more than 13,000 area hotel rooms in Dallas and over a dozen of new hotel projects in the works), hotel room rates in Big D were ranked the third lowest among the top 25 U.S. meeting destinations in 2015.
Famous Texas Hospitality
Texas is famous for its hospitality. Did you know that the state motto of Texas is the word “Friendship”? That spirit of friendliness is one of the many reasons groups love visiting our warm and welcoming state.
We know traveling for business can leave guests feeling stressed which is why we want their experience in the Dallas/Fort Worth area to feel like a big Texas hug. From the friendly Ultimate Ventures greeters who welcome your guests at the airport to the thoughtful registration and event staff they encounter along the way, your guests are sure to feel at home. Ultimate Ventures is proud to have over 75 trained hospitality professionals who are experts in making sure your guests feel comfortable, safe, and have the best experience possible while meeting here.
Speaking of Hospitality, meet the UV Team, some of the nicest people you’ll ever do business with!
Plain and simple, Dallas means business. Here are some of the top reasons why:
- Ninth Largest City in the U.S.
- Fifth Largest Metropolitan economy in the U.S.
- Fourth Fastest growing city in the U.S.
- America’s #1 “Most Business Friendly City” by MarketWatch in 2015
- “Best State for Business” for 11 consecutive years by Chief Executive Magazine
As billions of dollars continue to be invested in new development, North Texas’ future looks very bright. More and more businesses and their employees are moving to North Texas thanks to a low cost of living, low taxes, fewer regulations, and lower labor costs.
For you, this means working with a destination that’s focused on attracting new business including meetings & conventions. It’s visible in our transportation and infrastructure improvements, the Omni Dallas convention center hotel, Dallas & Fort Worth convention center upgrades, private and public investment in the arts, more parks and green spaces, and a host of new services. Your meeting benefits from Texas’ can-do spirit and attitude!