Member Spotlight: Cooper Hotel & Conference Center

David Little, Cooper Hotel & Conference Center General Manager, tells us how guests can stay well at Cooper Hotel, which delivers unmatched service and unexpected wellness amenities to engage and surround guests at every turn.

How does Cooper Hotel & Conference Center help others become more effective?

Cooper Hotel serves as an oasis to revive the body and mind. Offering 61 oversized guest rooms, including 12 suites and resort amenities on 30 tree-covered acres just north of downtown Dallas, Cooper Hotel is the ideal destination for businesses to connect well. With nearly 8,000 square feet of gathering space, groups of up to 250 attendees can enjoy full-service catering with healthy options. We offer corporate travel rates, complete/day meeting packages, and multi-day conferences with wellness lectures, fitness breaks, and team-building sessions available.

All guests of Cooper Hotel enjoy full access to Cooper Fitness Center, discounts to Cooper Spa, dining options at Cedars Woodfire Grill, and shopping at The Coop retail boutique.

What differentiates Cooper Hotel & Conference Center from others?

Our business is founded upon health and wellness, so we offer a variety of resources in one location. Whether you are traveling for a corporate meeting and want to take a relaxing break, just want to stay healthy on the road, or are embarking upon a wellness journey, we are here to help you live longer and better. At every turn, we fill your free time with health and wellness content – from recipes, to exercise tips, to stress-relief tips – all based on Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper’s 8 Steps to Get Cooperized.

What do you enjoy most about doing business in Dallas?

We are proud to be a local Dallas business and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Cooper Aerobics in 2020. Cooper Hotel is consistently reviewed on TripAdvisor as one of the top five hotels (out of 218 hotels) in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Cooper Hotel has been named to the Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame, upon receiving the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence designation five years in a row. We take pride in our repeat guests and events, and have many guests in the area return for longer stays when they plan home renovations.

Why did you decide to become a DRC member?

The networking opportunities within the Dallas Regional Chamber were appealing, with the goal to reach more meeting planners looking for hotels and event space in the Dallas We also appreciate the opportunity to showcase our hidden gem in the middle of North Dallas and let people know that Cooper Hotel is open to the public, whether you’re hosting a corporate retreat, a wedding reception, a board meeting, or just want to experience a personal staycation.

How has your business changed in the past five years?

Today, Cooper Hotel actively participates in online travel agencies for individual travelers. In the past, the majority of our business came from Cooper Clinic patients, students of The Cooper Institute, and attendees of corporate meetings or social events. Today, we have more individual travelers and repeat guests staying with us in addition to hosting corporate meetings and wedding receptions.

We recently completed a $1 million renovation, refreshing all 61 guest rooms, two of the 900-plus square foot meeting rooms, the outdoor pool area, and corridors. The renovated look expanded Cooper Hotel’s energy-conservation and green initiatives.

We also partnered with the award-winning Stash Hotel Rewards loyalty program to offer guests valuable Stash rewards points to be redeemed at one-of-a-kind, independent hotels throughout the United States and the Caribbean. Stash Hotel Rewards is the nation’s largest loyalty program for independent hotel properties and is free to join.