News for the Hospitality Executive
Dallas’ Hilton Anatole Undergoes Second Phase of Multi-Year
$100 million Renovation;
The Renovation Design Inspired by the Anatole’s Asian Art Collection –
the Largest Private Assembly for any U.S. Hotel
|DALLAS – September 17, 2007 – Dallas’ legendary Hilton
Anatole Hotel announces a $45 million renovation to transform 126,304 sq.
ft. of meeting space, many of its public areas and its 700 Tower guestrooms.
This marks the hotel’s second phase of its multi-year renovation project
representing a total investment in excess of $100 million. The Hilton Anatole
is owned by Dallas-based Crow Holdings and managed by Hilton Hotels Corporation.
The renovation design is inspired by the Anatole’s Asian art collection – the largest private assembly for any U.S. hotel – and the inherent contemporary design of the property’s structure to create a look and feel that will provide guests with a legendary experience.
Additionally, it demonstrates the Hilton Anatole’s commitment to continually
evolve to remain the region’s premier meeting, event and business travel
hotel and to the renovation plans following Hilton’s property management
agreement finalized in January 2006.
“The complete design of our space is unlike anything we’ve done before. Working with our onsite team and design firm, Portfolio Associates, we are creating the look and feel of guestrooms normally found at a luxury boutique hotel while maintaining the sizable space, functionality and conveniences that are synonymous with the Anatole,” said Tyler McDonald, director of sales and marketing for the Hilton Anatole Hotel. “The transformed space will be more modern and upscale while maintaining the integrity and special characteristics that only the Anatole has.”
The contemporary décor with subtle Asian influences has been extended into all aspects of the renovations. The color palate features bold yet earthy tones including creams, greens, chocolate hues, yellows and oranges. The defined lines throughout the meeting and public spaces and guestrooms create a calm and soothing tone while the classic edginess adds an invariable coolness.
The spectacular new guest rooms feature custom-designed carpet – exclusive to the Hilton Anatole – custom art highlighted by framed, hand-painted Asian fabrics, Hilton Serenity Collection™ bedding with custom ottomans, new custom closets with in-room safes, hardwood and black lacquer finishes, couches in the living areas, large work desks with lamps and ergonomic desk chairs, high-speed Internet access, two-line speaker phones with data port and voicemail, self-controlled heating and air conditioning, irons and ironing boards and coffee stations.
The inspired look and feel has been carried into the bathrooms which
also are being fully recreated. The bathrooms feature new stainless
fixtures, custom lighting, marble floors, granite countertops, separate
sinks and vanities with two large, framed mirrors, make-up mirror and hair
dryer, over-sized stone and glass shower surrounds in all king-bedded guest
rooms, new ceilings and painted walls.
“Art is a significant part of the Anatole experience which is why we’re extending its inspiration and versatility into the newly designed spaces,” said Nick Briner, hotel manager for the Hilton Anatole Hotel. “It’s like having treasures throughout the property, and we are confident that our guests will embrace and enjoy the new design and comfort of our public, meeting spaces and guestrooms.”
The hotel recently completed the renovation of its new $4.5 million, 8,300 sq. ft. oval Stemmons Ballroom with the conversion of the previous Stemmons Auditorium. The ballroom features dark cherry hardwoods, rich, white-toned fabric wall treatments, custom carpets and cutting-edge meeting technologies. The space is divisible by four and gives the ballroom greater versatility, providing the hotel another spectacular and elegant, venue for high-profile group and catering events. The newly renovated Atrium pre-function area, located adjacent to the ballroom, features more than 9,800 sq. ft. of flexible and dramatic event space graced with stunning, grand lighting fixtures and Asian art offerings surrounded by bamboo plantings and Asian gardens.
In addition to the Tower guestrooms and the Stemmons Ballroom, the hotel will also completely renovate its Chantilly Ballroom this year with new custom carpets, fabric wall coverings, doors, hardware and meeting technologies. Additional meeting space renovations include the Grand Ballroom, 17 Atrium breakout rooms, the nine Tower “M” ballrooms and meeting rooms, and the eight Tower “Gem” meeting rooms with new custom carpets, new ceilings and wall treatments. The update will include all meeting corridors, foyers and pre-function areas.
These spectacular hotel renovations, scheduled for completion late 2007, follow another recent $39 million renovation to the hotel’s Atrium guestrooms, the addition of the chic and contemporary Gossip bar, the 25th floor Executive Lounge with sweeping views of Dallas, and a completely refurbished Wedgwood ballroom and Verandah Club & Spa.
In January 2006, the Anatole was added to the Hilton portfolio starting a year in which the Hilton brand was reignited with major enhancements to amenities and facilities. The Hilton portfolio of hotels has also received over $1 billion in renovations on behalf of Hilton Hotels Corporations and its hotel owners at 145 existing corporate-owned, managed and franchised hotels.
About the Hilton Anatole
Located within a 45-acre campus, the Hilton Anatole Hotel features two high-rise atriums; a 27-story tower; and 1606 luxuriously appointed guestrooms with first-class in-room amenities and wired Internet access. Additionally, the hotel offers guests more than 333,400 sq. ft. of meeting space equipped with high-speed wireless and wired Internet access, as well as a variety of recreational activities including free tours of its Art Collection, one of the largest and most intriguing private assemblies in the world; an 80,000 sq. ft. fitness center, the Verandah Club & Spa, featuring state-of-the-art cardiovascular and weight equipment, tennis courts, three swimming pools and an indoor jogging track; 10 shopping boutiques; and 12 unique restaurants and bars for dining and entertainment, including the award-winning, five-star Nana and chic Gossip Bar. The Hilton Anatole is owned by Dallas-based Crow Holdings and managed by Hilton Hotels Corporation.
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|Also See:||Dallas’ Hilton Anatole Hotel Begins $40 million Renovation; Famed Stemmons Auditorium to be Transformed into 8,300 Sq Ft Ballroom / March 2007|
|Hilton Hotels Corporation Awarded the Management Contract of the 1,606 room Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas; Will be Reflagged a Hilton in January, 2006, Owner Crow Holdings Planning a $30 million Renovation / December 2005|