Uptown was the logical choice for Dallas's latest luxury hotel, surrounded by high-dollar high-rise condos and other elite lodging options, dozens of fine restaurants, and upscale shopping. The hotel opened in mid-2007 and has sleek yet comfortable furnishings and awesome views of Downtown. Guest rooms include flat-panel HDTVs, high-end linens, and Bulgari bath products. The Ritz-Carlton recruited Dallas celebrity chef Dean Fearing to open his namesake restaurant at the
hotel; the restaurant and its bar is a popular draw for Dallas's young, trendy, and moneyed.