Reopens the 263 room Hilton Little Rock
|Natick, MA July 16, 2004 - The Peabody Hotel Group (PHG)
today announced that it has completed a renovation
of the Hilton Hotel located at 925 South University Avenue in Little Rock.
The hotel will reopen on Saturday July 17 as the Hilton Little Rock Metro
The Hilton Little Rock Metro Center, which ceased operation in January 2003, will reopen to much anticipation. The closure and renovation plan were in place in August 2000, when the Peabody Hotel Group purchased the property, which stands in the heart of the Medical and University districts of Little Rock. The transformation of the name to the Hilton Little Rock Metro Center represents not only a service level enhancement, but also a 'coming of age' for the hotel, which was originally built in 1978.
"This renovation demonstrates the continuing commitment of the Peabody Hotel Group to the city of Little Rock, its' citizens and visitors. In addition, the renovation displays our commitment to providing travelers with superior quality accommodations and services, synonymous with both the Peabody Hotel Group and Hilton names "stated David Shamoian, Executive Vice President of the Peabody Hotel Group, which also owns and operates the Peabody Hotel in downtown Little Rock. As the only upscale, full-service hotel in the midtown area of Little Rock, the Hilton will add significant upscale facilities, which will boost Little Rock's ability to attract future conventions and business
The hotel's 12,000 sq.ft of meeting space, including a delightful grand ballroom, have benefited greatly from the transformations, offering stylishly appointed facilities that provide the perfect setting for all occasions from opulent banquets to executive boardroom meetings.
Richard Markham, General Manager of the Hilton Little Rock Metro Center, is very enthusiastic about the new hotel. "We are all very excited about opening the hotel this weekend. The hotel already boasts an excellent location, and I firmly believe that we will be one of the best hotels in Arkansas."
In addition to the new Hilton Little Rock Metro Center, The Peabody Hotel Group owns and operates 9 hotels, specifically six franchise properties and three under the proprietary Peabody brand, in Florida, Tennessee, Arkansas, Massachusetts and South Carolina.
Marketing Services Manager
Peabody Hotel Group
319 Speen Street
Natick, MA 01760
|Also See:||The Little Rock Hilton Inn Seeking a Citywide Election to Approve a $19 million Revenue Bond Issue For Renovation / May 2002|
|Peabody Hotel Group Proposing $135 million, 500-room Peabody Hotel in Nashville; Would Seek up to $40 million in Public Assistance / May 2004|