Renovation of The Hilton Little Rock Metro Center;
Its Second Hotel in Little Rock
|Natick MA December 13 2004 - The new Hilton
Little Rock Metro Center, Little Rock AR, held formal
grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremonies on
November 22, 2004. Guest speakers for the ribbon
cutting event included the Honorable Mike Huckabee, the
Governor or Arkansas, Little Rock Mayor Jim Dailey, Bill Brooks,
Vice President of Brand Management & Performance for Hilton Hotels
Corp and Marty Belz, Chairman of the Peabody Hotel Group, which owns and
operates the 263-room hotel under the Hilton franchise.
The official ribbon cutting ceremony took place after opening speeches, followed by a reception and tours of the new hotel. An outstanding performance by The Philander Smith College Choir made for an unforgettable event.
David Shamoian, President of the Peabody Hotel Group, Brand Management Division, stated; "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 brand names". The Peabody Hotel Group also owns and operates the Peabody Hotel in downtown Little Rock. Shamoian continued; "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 Hilton Little Rock Metro Center, located at 925 South University Avenue in Little Rock, closed in January 2003 to undergo a dramatic $19 million renovation. Now featuring an upscale new facade, dramatic entrance and sweeping staircase, the Hilton offers a relaxing oasis-style courtyard, with an outdoor dining patio, as well as a new restaurant, bar and extensive meeting facilities. In each of its guestrooms, the hotel has incorporated stylish new furniture to include the luxurious 350 thread count "Bed by Hilton" and spacious work centers with ergonomic chairs. Soft furnishings combine rich colors and luxurious textures for an upscale, contemporary feel.
The new Hilton provides guests with a full complement of services and amenities, including wireless high-speed internet technology, a business center, a full service restaurant with private dining room, lobby bar and an outdoor swimming pool. The hotel's 12,000 sq.ft of meeting space, including a delightful and spacious grand ballroom, have benefited greatly from the transformations.
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 name, in Florida, Tennessee, Arkansas, Massachusetts and South Carolina.
Marketing Services Manager
Peabody Hotel Group
319 Speen Street
Natick MA 01760
Telephone (508) 651-8300 - Extension 18
|Also See:||After $19 million Renovation, Peabody Hotel Group Reopens the 263 room Hilton Little Rock Metro Center / July 2004|
|David V. Shamoian Elected the 2005 Chairman for The Owners’ Association of InterContinental Hotels Group / November 2004|
|The Little Rock Hilton Inn Seeking a Citywide Election to Approve a $19 million Revenue Bond Issue For Renovation / May 2002|
|Peabody Hotel Group Acquires 100% Ownership Of The Peabody Little Rock / June 2002|