The Joule is an experience in contemporary chic design in a redone 1920s neo-Gothic landmark building. Rooms are luxurious and stylish, the onsite restaurants award-winning and the lobby outfitted with a Taschen bookstore. Hard to miss is the cantilevered glass-fronted swimming pool, but book in spring or summer if you want to take a dip eight feet off the edge of the building as it is closed in colder months. Nearby are The Dallas Museum of Art, Uptown and Victory Park, the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, the JFK Memorial. The Neiman Marcus flagship store is right next door and is on guest room speed dial.