September 11, 2012 - SAN ANTONIO, Tx. - After 44 years of being the most recognized building in the San Antonio skyline, Hilton Palacio del Rio is pleased to announce the completion of its latest transformation. With an eye towards pleasing the savvy meeting and convention planner, the hotel has completed the second phase of its $34 million makeover.
"It is exciting to offer an enhanced meeting experience for our group
visitors," said Brian Getman, director of sales and marketing, Hilton
Palacio del Rio. "It only adds to the appeal of our iconic hotel and
new stylish décor, technology and service enhancements will
exceed the expectations
of today's meeting planner."
The $7 million update to the hotel's 27,000 square feet of meeting and
space will be completed September 17, 2012. Floor-to-ceiling windows
installed in the Salon del Rey ballroom to allow maximum natural light.
Technology upgrades include a state-of-the-art digital signage system,
concierge, new PORT Technology elevator system and sound and lighting
improvements. Local art and distinctly contemporary furnishings bring
esthetic consistency throughout all of the public spaces in the hotel.
Satisfying the busy meeting planner, upgrades in service include the
The UPS Store on the hotel lobby level. Meeting planners and business
will have the convenience of shipping, postal, document and business
right in the hotel.
Part of Hilton Palacio del Rio's $34 million extensive transformation
the newly completed guest room renovation. All 485 guest rooms in the
Hilton Palacio del Rio have emerged with a sophisticated and modern
while staying true to its South Texas setting. To satisfy the busy
traveler, upgrades in technology include high-speed wireless internet,
connectivity centers, and 37" plasma HD televisions.
"We are committed to continued innovation and relevance through design,
services and amenities as we elevate the guest experience. The exciting
re-design at Hilton Palacio del Rio will further elevate the hotel as a
destination," said Robert Thrailkill, general manager, Hilton Palacio
The renovation is part of a larger scope of major
projects by individual hotels above standard annual capital
the global portfolio of Hilton Hotels & Resorts, the flagship brand
Hilton Worldwide. Beginning in 2011, the projects currently total more
billion during a three-year period.
Palacio del Rio
Located on the famous River Walk in beautiful downtown San Antonio,
Palacio del Rio is only two blocks from the world-famous Alamo, and not
from two PGA Tour courses, the San Antonio Zoo, Six Flags Fiesta Texas,
World, the San Antonio Convention Center and the Alamodome. Hilton
Rio offers several dining options, flexible meeting space, a pool and
center and is the only hotel in downtown San Antonio that features a
balcony in every room. www.palaciodelrio.hilton.com
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