HILLS, Calif.-- Dec. 12, 2005-- Hilton Hotels Corporation (NYSE:HLT) announced
today that it has been awarded the management contract of the legendary
Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas. Currently operating under the Wyndham brand
name, the 1,606-room hotel will begin to take advantage of Hilton's industry-leading
service, amenities and reservations system immediately, followed by reflagging
as a Hilton in January, and a $30 million renovation over the next two
years. The hotel is owned by Dallas-based Crow Holdings.
"Elegant, contemporary and rich in heritage, the Anatole Hotel has built
its well-deserved legacy as one of Dallas' finest landmarks by accommodating
travelers with unmatched service and style," said Ken Smith, senior vice
president, Hilton/Doubletree Mountain/Central Operations, Hilton Hotels
Corporation. "With a wealth of features and amenities sure to please the
most discerning business and leisure traveler, we are thrilled to welcome
this distinctive property and the renowned service culture of its highly-regarded
staff into the Hilton brand."
Situated on 45 acres near downtown Dallas, the Anatole Hotel was built
in 1978 and a tower was added in 1984. The 1,606 guestrooms include 129
suites, four presidential suites, six grand presidential suites, 15 garden
hospitality suites, 50 executive conference center suites and 54 tower
suites, each offering spacious accommodations and luxurious furnishings.
The hotel's conference center offers more than 340,000 square feet of technologically-advanced
meeting space. Other features of the hotel include a business center, eight
restaurants/bars, 10 hotel boutiques, an 80,000 square foot health club
and spa, three pools, a private seven-acre park, and one of the most prestigious
art collections in any hotel in the U.S.
Hilton Hotels Corporation is recognized internationally as a preeminent
hospitality company. The company develops, owns, manages or franchises
approximately 2,300 hotels, resorts and vacation ownership properties.