July 19, 2001
The Plaza of the Americas is a 25-story office building in the central business district in downtown Dallas that is adjacent to a huge atrium with retail shops, restaurants, gift shops, a large ice skating rink, and a world-class 400+ room Le Meridian Hotel. The inside of the building is incredible...white marble is used everywhere, including the floors, walls, crown molding around the roof and more.
The focal point of The Plaza of the Americas is the incredible huge atrium that all the offices, businesses, retail shops, and hotel face, and containing the ice skating rink. It is a huge wide open space, with 3 glass elevators, glass roof panels, and lots of windows and daylight.
There are several lunch places in the atrium, including a delicatessen, several fast food places, and a Tex-Mex restaurant and bar called J. Pepe's. The ice rink is very elegant and fits with the rest of the office building, posh hotel, and its fountains and marble. The ice skating rink offers public skating and lessons.
The Plaza of the Americas is located at 700 North Pearl Street in downtown Dallas. Their phone number is 214-720-8000. It is close to the Arts District, Dallas Museum of Art, Pioneer Plaza, Farmers Market, and other attractions. The Le Meridian hotel would be a great (but pricey) place to stay if your visit to Dallas will be to the downtown area. If you are already downtown and have some time, The Plaza of the Americas is worth a look, and maybe lunch. I wouldn't make a special trip downtown just to visit however.
From journal Things to see in Dallas