Hotel at a Glance: Holiday Inn Dallas Richardson
Some of the world’s largest telecommunications and networking companies have offices in the city of Richardson, located about 15 miles from Dallas. The Holiday Inn Dallas Richardson is well-equipped for business travelers—it offers six conference rooms with high-tech amenities. If you have downtime, you can check out any of the five malls in the area, including Galleria Dallas, which boasts more than 200 shops and an indoor ice skating rink.
- Lounge in the sun by the hotel’s outdoor pool.
- Take a train ride to Dallas: The DART can get you downtown in just 30 minutes.
- Complimentary shuttle making stops anywhere within a 5-mile radius of the hotel
Richardson, Texas: Telecom Corridor and the University of Texas at Dallas
Though it’s just 14 miles north of Dallas’s city center, Richardson boasts an economy and a university all its own. More than 5,000 businesses operate within its city limits, many located downtown on Main Street. Several international companies, including some of the world’s largest—AT&T, Verizon, and Samsung, among others—have offices in the aptly named Telecom Corridor, a 25-million-square-foot high-tech business region.
Richardson is also home to the University of Texas at Dallas, a highly regarded science and engineering university comprising more than 50 research centers and institutes. For an in-depth look at the campus, schedule a guided tour with the school, or take a self-guided tour that goes past the student union, the new Student Services Building, and the 3.5-billion-year-old rock outside the Founders Building.