Friday, July 16, 2021 4:00 PM
by Lori Sirmen
Summer is in full-swing, COVID-19 restrictions have been loosened and many people are taking advantage of the opportunity to travel again. We all love when we find the time to ‘get away from it all’ – whether it’s a trip to a spa resort or toasting our bodies on a crowded beach. But for some, the expense of a vacation is prohibitive, and for others with work and family commitments, it can be difficult to find the time to sneak away – even for just a weekend. Then when we do find time, there’s planning to be done, sitters to arrange, pups to drop off, flights that get delayed or canceled … and then … we all know emails still fly in at all hours and not responding to them adds stress and the inevitable let down when it’s time to trade in the beach lounger for the office chair again. Wait a minute! Aren’t we supposed to be ‘getting away from it all’ to relax and refresh?
Enter the Daycation
The daycation is simply a contemporary reference to the day trip – a one-day holiday where you drive off somewhere to relax and enjoy yourself in whatever way you choose. But you only travel a distance which comfortably allows you to return home before bed. So, it’s not really a new concept at all, but it is a new buzzword for the concept … and it is the perfect solution when you just can’t find the time for a week away … or you’re in a tug-of-war between the fun and the hassles of a vacation. Even if you are just stuck in a rut or just need one single day to break the monotony of everyday life, take a day and treat it as an act of self-care!
Enter the Resort Pass at the Omni Las Colinas
The Omni Las Colinas makes it easy to plan a seamless daycation. All you have to do is purchase a day pass or cabana, (optional: buy a new suit and get a mani/pedi and a wax), lather on the sunscreen and make a splash. And voila, you’re a daycationer!
Without a doubt, the Omni is the epitome of a daycation hotel and the best place to make a splash in Las Colinas this summer. The sleek 27-story tower sits along the shores of Lake Carolyn and the Mandalay Canals. Tree-lined, cobblestone walkways, adorned with fresh blooms and lush greenery, make this urban retreat irresistibly inviting.
Sip, Dip & Dine
The new resort-style pool is a stunner! The view of Lake Carolyn is reason enough to want to spend an afternoon there, and the perfectly placed 160+ chaise lounges dotted with navy and white umbrellas give it a very chic and glamorous feel, like you’re sunbathing along the coast on the French Riviera. You’ve seen it on TV, right? … the getaway destination of the stars. Okay so, Omni hotel guests may not all be sun-kissed Raquel Welch types, and gondolas glide across a small, but lovely lake rather than private yachts cruising in the Mediterranean. But basking in the warm Texan sun, sipping your favorite handcrafted cocktail and dipping delightfully in the Omni pool is a perfect summer day retreat.
Fortunately, resort pass extends access to this Las Colinas summer hotspot to day-trippers along with hotel guests. The amenities have been perfectly designed to provide day guests the same exclusive services as hotel guests to make the day unforgettable. You can snag either a single day pass or upgrade to an entire cabana for you and your crew providing delightful amenities at your fingertips. Yoo-hoo, Oh, Cabana Boy, refill please!
You can stay in the shade of your private cabana or venture out onto the pool deck, to the “secret garden,” or the event lawn for yard games.
And the pool area is also home to the Lakehouse Waterfront Lounge, a poolside bar offering the traditional summertime Daiquiri and Pina Colada along with a summer-only ‘Splash of Spritz’ menu featuring sparkling beverages like the Lemon Lavender and Salted Watermelon. One of each, please!
With whimsical-yet-elegant design touches, a food menu with options like Beach Bucket Crudite and Chilled Gulf Shrimp Sliders, and a bar shaking up spritzy cocktails, the Lakehouse Waterfront Lounge is certainly not your average concession stand. It is, however, sophisticated and fun, approachable and easy going with multiple TVs and plentiful bar seating. And there’s a live DJ on Saturdays! Paired with the luxury poolscape, this see & be scene spot is where you want to be.
Day Pass Detes
Day Pass (which could extend into the twilight hours) includes:
Poolside food and drink service from The Lakehouse Waterfront Lounge
Live DJ on Saturdays (12pm-6pm)
Day Passes for up to 7 people (all amenities included in the Day Pass)
Premium shaded cabana with sectional sofa seating and side tables
2 chaise lounge daybeds
Fresh fruit plate
7 bottles of San Pellegrino sparkling water
At Omni Las Colinas Hotel, the idyllic daycation awaits. But don’t a-wait too long to go. Book now, and I will see YOU and your entourage – be it sig other, kids, family or friends – at the pool.
Author: Lori Sirmen
Marketer. Marathoner. Adventure Seeker. High Energy. Creative. Fun & Fun-loving. My Faves: food & wine, friends, fam, my sweet pup Bear, running & travel.