Addison has experienced significant business-driven growth since the 1980s thanks to concurrent investment in meetings and hotel infrastructure, along with upscale dining, retail and entertainment offerings. This has positioned Addison as an attractive group destination, plus its close proximity to Dallas.
“Literally at the center of the North Texas market, we are easily reached by air, road, and beginning in 2022, rail,” said Alisha Holmberg, tourism coordinator for the Town of Addison. “That convenience and accessibility extends to Addison itself, offering 4.4 square miles of small-town charm in the heart of the Metroplex.”
Its robust business sector and proximity to DFW International and Love Field Airports, attracts corporate and association groups to Addison, along with local, regional and national conferences. Average size group is between 200 and 300 attendees.
Some 23 hotels and 4,000 sleeping rooms encompass virtually every major national hotel brand and include the Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum by the Galleria and Renaissance Dallas Addison Hotel. Both are newly redesigned; the latter’s 25,520-square-foot, 3,000-capacity ballroom is Addison’s largest event space.
More refreshed spaces are on the horizon, including the full-service Crowne Plaza Dallas Near Galleria-Addison, which is planning a complete renovation in the first quarter of 2020.
“To stay competitive, we offer an incentive program to qualifying groups booking our full-service hotels that includes an offset of expenses,” Holmberg said.
Though it may seem small on a map, Addison packs 180-plus restaurants and many unique venues into its town limits. In this regard, its size is its advantage—planning dine arounds, offsite events and activities are a breeze.
“Dozens of our restaurants, many within walking distance, offer private rooms and buyout options that are ideal for smaller events,” Holmberg said. “Add our unbeatable location, unique venues and exceptional flexibility, and our profile keeps rising in North Texas and beyond.”
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Cavanaugh Flight Museum
Vintage warbirds and civilian aircraft from WWI through the Vietnam conflict provide a dramatic backdrop for indoor and outdoor events at this inspiring museum. Intrepid delegates can also fly in classic planes like the WWII-era Stearman trainer or Mustang fighter.
Addison Improv Comedy Theatre
For live shows or full-service rentals, it’s laughs galore at this welcoming venue, complete with dining, full bar, state-of-the-art AV and in-house audio engineer.
Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar
Founded in Austin in 1992 and opened in Addison in 2001, this Texas original will get you off your feet and dancing the night away. There’s flexible hosting for 400 guests, and the professional entertainers can travel to offsite gatherings.
Bitter Sisters Brewing Company
“Fun” is the operative word at this independent, family-owned craft brewery, where groups can book guided tours, tastings and private events. It’s Addison’s only production brewery, with products including Cat Fight IPA and Belgian-inspired Family Trip.
Set to open in late summer 2019, this unique new event destination offers versatile venues including private meeting rooms and indoor/outdoor stage. Full buyouts for 750 are available, with offerings including craft dishes, cocktails and classic games.
Located on the Dallas North Tollway between I-635 and Highway 190, Addison is 16 miles northeast of DFW International Airport and 11 miles from Love Field. By end 2022, the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Silver Line passenger rail line will directly connect DFW Airport to Addison.