The Renaissance Dallas Hotel holds the world's second largest free-standing chandelier in the world. The spiral chandelier, located in the hotel's lobby, rises 3 stories in height. The hotel is also known for its distinctive elliptical shape and diagonal roofline. The slanted roofline provides for a large curtain wall. This shelters the building's open-air rooftop swimming pool, which is one of the highest pools in Dallas. The building's unique design led to it being prominently featured in a cover image of a 1984 issue of National Geographic.