Atlantic Hotels Group has hired Anthony Baxter and Brian Tigner to oversee the opening of the new 256-room dual-branded AC Hotel and Residence Inn Dallas by the Galleria. Baxter has been named general manager of AC Hotel Dallas by the Galleria and Tigner is the general manager for Residence Inn Dallas by the Galleria.
Scheduled to open this spring, AC Hotel and Residence Inn Dallas by the Galleria will anchor Dallas’ Midtown redevelopment plan, a $3.5 billion mixed-use development containing 6.5 million square feet of office tower space; 9,000 residential units; 1 million square feet of retail, restaurants and entertainment; and an 18-acre park.
“This duo of hospitality execs have strong backgrounds in the hotel sector and we are confident their industry expertise and deep knowledge of the Dallas market will lead to a successful opening of this unique, dual-branded hotel,” said Scott Perlmutter, director of operations for Atlantic Hotels Group.
As general manager of AC Hotel Dallas by the Galleria, Baxter is responsible for leading the team across all disciplines for the 140-room hotel. A native of North Texas, he brings 25 years of hospitality leadership experience in all aspects of hotel operations. Baxter worked his way from parking valet as a teen to key leadership positions in rooms, security and accounting at Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre. Baxter has been awarded numerous accolades throughout his career, including leader of the year 2006. Baxter holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Dallas and has a certificate in principles of safety and health from the National Safety Council and the OSHA 501 train the trainer certification.
As general manager of Residence Inn by the Galleria, Tigner will manage all phases of the pre-opening process for the 116-suite hotel. He has 15 years of experience in hotel management at Marriott and Hilton-branded hotels across Texas, Nebraska and New Jersey. In 2015, while serving as general manager for Residence Inn by Marriott in Fort Worth, Tigner received the Hotel of Year award by the Hotel Association of Tarrant County. He holds a degree in business administration from Texas Tech University.
This hotel development is being co-developed by Atlantic Hotels Group and Civitas Capital Group, and is being managed by an affiliate of Atlantic. The project is one of several joint hotel projects between Civitas and Atlantic within the DFW Metroplex. 5G Studio Collaborative is the architect on the project, Clark Contractors is the general contractor and Dowdle Real Estate was the land broker. Simmons Bank is the senior lender on the project.