Taking a just because it’s Wednesday excursion to Europe isn’t exactly feasible for everyone’s budget. But, sometimes you just need to get away from the day to day of it all. Maybe you can’t afford that trip to the northern hemisphere this weekend, but that doesn’t mean you can’t go somewhere central.

Recently, the Marriott Las Colinas took things to a new level of luxury, completing a multi-million-dollar renovation of the hotel. Mixing chic, with Texas rustic, there’s something new to see in every nook of this space. Here are 7 reasons to ditch your daily digs for a little staycation and relaxation at the new and improved Marriott Las Colinas.


A Guest Room with a View Once inside your guest room, you may find it difficult to leave. Each room is a mix of modern meets ranch chic. Over 350 rooms have been updated, with distinctive attention to detail, from the pieces of wood, metal and leather that grace each space, to the plush cotton pillows and sheets, it’s all new. If you can, choose a room with a balcony and wake up with the sun as it overlooks Lake Carolyn. Later in the evening catch up on guilty pleasures in bed watching the  50-in. flat panel TV. Choose from Hulu, HBO GO, Crackle, YouTube, Pandora and Netflix.

The Sweet Parlor Suite It’s a fact, the guest rooms are as fabulous as they want to be. But, the Parlor Suites are a little sweeter. As the largest sleeping rooms in the hotel, the Parlor Suites offer 750 square feet of living space, two-bedrooms, and three-bathrooms. Enjoy the room alone or bring a few chickadees and chums for a fun night in. The suite features one room with a king sized bed and another room with two queen beds. The common area or parlor of the suite has a 55-inch flat screen television, an eight-seat dining table and a fold out sofa and kitchenette. And don’t forget that view. It’s true, sharing is caring, but if you want to make it a suite for one and sleep in a different bed every night, that’s not a bad idea either.

Bites at the Bistro and Beyond

While visiting the Marriott Las Colinas you’re bound to work up an appetite, even if you are just re-watching Carrie chase Big around the city. For this reason, one has to have adequate room service which you’ll find at Marriott Las Colinas. And, should you decide to venture outside of your room, checkout the Greatroom for a cocktail or Bistro Fiera to appease your appetite.

You’re Surrounded by Food

If your taste buds are taking you on an adventure, look no further than a few steps from your staycation destination. Located directly across the street from the new Toyota Music Factory, this area is growing quickly, with grub abound. Get your happy hour fix at Thirsty Lion Gastropub, grab a pizza pie at Grimaldi’s, or go meaty at Boi Na Bra Brazilian Steak House. Wherever your belly leads you, follow it with a fork.

Plenty to do Nearby

There’s more to do than just grub and chug at the Toyota Music Factory. Giggle to your hearts content watching your favorite comedian inside The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory. Dance a ditty while discovering a local new band outdoors at the Texas Lottery Plaza. Or, recline back at the Alamo Drafthouse with a must-see flick. With endless entertainment just a few feet away from the hotel, there’s always something to do.

Get Summertime Fine in the Fitness Center

In case the Netflix binging, strong cocktails, and rounds of good grub begin to introduce a little guilt into your staycay, sweat it all away at the fitness center. The spacious center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week meaning you can feel summertime fine any hour of the day. The center includes plenty of free weights, cardio machines and everything else you need to reverse those decadently delicious days of damage.

Poolside Privilege

Sunbathing has its perks, but indoor pools are pretty great too. You’re that much closer to your hotel room which means getting back to cocktails and Carrie Bradshaw. Get your pool time sans the heat stroke at the Marriott’s indoor pool. Open daily from 6 AM till 11 PM, you have all the time you need to swim a few laps and work up your next appetite. Towels are available in the pool area.

The next time you absolutely feel like telling your boss to go to hell, or you just want to see a different part of town, consider making your way to the redesigned Marriott Las Colinas. Whether you decide to stay in your room during your visit or step outside for a little entertainment, you shan’t be disappointed. Bring a pal or two and live it up, or simply stay, vacay and treat yourself. It’s already been established that you deserve it. TXmB.  Hotel photos courtesy of Relevance PR and Marriott Las Colinas


Where to find them -223 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039

Phone – (972) 831-0000

That whole parking thing – It’s a hotel, so you have options including valet.