Texas is known for its hospitality and so is Southwest Airlines. So what better way to show our LUV and appreciation for our hometown than by giving Dallasites a place to relax while enjoying a concert or movie at AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Annette Strauss Square?
Situated behind the Winspear Opera House along Woodall Rogers,the Southwest Porch at Strauss Square will officially welcome guests beginning with tonight’s Citizen Cope concert and will be open for every performance at Strauss Square and during special events at the Winspear. In addition to comfortable lounge seating with a great view, the Southwest Porch at Strauss Square will offer free ping pong, free WiFi, unique outdoor cuisine from Wolfgang Puck’s onsite grill, specialty cocktails created by Wolfgang Puck, and a signature Southwest Brew, Franconia Wheat, created by Franconia Brewing Company of McKinney, TX.
We’re proud to bring Dallas a relaxing outdoor venue to showcase our legendary Southwest Customer Service and warm hospitality. Of course, our commitment to our hometown has always extended beyond the airport and into the community. We sponsor the Texas Rangers and the Red River Rivalry in addition to supporting local organizations such as Kidd’s Kids, the Ronald McDonald House, and Meals on Wheels. The Southwest Porch at Strauss Square gives us one more way to reach our North Texas Customers where they work and live.
To celebrate the grand opening of the Porch, Southwest Airlines reps will be onhand at the Citizen Cope concert giving away guitar-shaped bottle openers and having fun with concert goers by launching a Twitter contest awarding one lucky fan two tickets anywhere Southwest flies.
The Southwest Porch at Strauss Square is the third “Porch” in our “fleet.” In June 2009, we opened the Southwest Porch at Bryant Park in New York to celebrate our inaugural service into New York’s LaGuardia airport. Denver’s Southwest Porch at Skyline Park opened in September 2010, however, that Porch has morphed into a seasonal operation around the Southwest Rink at Skyline Park. The New York City and Denver efforts are so successful that Southwest decided to bring the experience to our hometown of Dallas.
So keep an eye on the Performing Arts Center’s site to see what performances and movies are coming to Strauss Square, and join us for some Southwest hospitality at the Southwest Porch!