Welcome to another White Wednesday hosted by Kathleen & for today's white I wanted to share the beautiful white stone on the side of the Adolphus Hotel in downtown Dallas. I have always loved this landmark & in October my friend Sandy came out to join me at the Gilded Life Art Event (see my sidebar for a link to all the past posts about this). We took a class all day Friday & had vendor night with cocktails, only to return EARLY the next day for another class. Instead of driving over an hour (one way) to go home I surprised Sandy & booked us a room in this amazing little slice of history.
The Adolphus: The Legend of the Grande Dame of Grand Hotels
Immerse yourself in the Gilded Age glamour of The Adolphus in Dallas. This baroque masterpiece has been a legend among America's historic hotels since 1912, when Missouri beer baron Adolphus Busch was approached by city founders to erect a luxury palace worthy of the Lone Star State and one of his most lucrative markets. Fame, fortune, and flamboyance came together in 21 stories of unabashed beaux arts splendor that critics have called “the most beautiful building west of Venice.” Throughout its history, luminaries such as Babe Ruth, the Vanderbilts, U2, Oscar de la Renta, Donald Trump, and Queen Elizabeth II have chosen The Adolphus as their Dallas pied-a-terre. You will feel right at home at The Adolphus, where magnificent architecture, first-class service and a dynamic downtown location set the stage for a truly regal experience.
Don’t you love the white stone & all the carving & relief work?
Notice the shape of this corner… designed to mimic a beer stein.
I love the play of the light at night against the the white stone. I am such a sucker for great architecture!
OK!!!! Let’s step inside…
This is ONE of two or three amazing delicate chandeliers' hanging in The French Room.
Sandy & I went inside The French Room Bar that Friday night & had an amazing gingerbread pudding with rum sauce & coffee with amaretto. YUMMMMMMMMMMY & so very pretty. We just sat & visited while enjoying the surroundings.
Another look at a bit of the gilt work & carvings on the walls of The French Room.
While registering at the front desk the young man that helped us was probably related to my Hubby’s family although they spell their name with an e instead of an a. But, the best part of this story is that he gave us a FREE upgrade & we had a fabulous suite.
I hope you enjoyed the little peek into our wonderful experience & enjoyed seeing the grand architecture of another century. Again, I LOVE the amazing white stone work & hope you enjoyed this post for White Wednesday! Be sure to visit HERE the other girls playing White Wednesday this week. Sandy, I hope this brings back some wonderful memories. It sure does for me!