Hilton Anatole

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Hilton Anatole
Hilton Anatole - Dallas - 4393 - jpfagerback 2013-05-04.JPG
Hilton Anatole from the intersection of N. Stemmons Fwy and Wycliff Avenue
Former names Wyndham Anatole
Loews Anatole
General information
Status Complete
Type Hotel
Architectural style Post-modernism
Location 2201 Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, Texas
Coordinates 32°48′01″N 96°49′43″W / 32.8002°N 96.8286°W / 32.8002; -96.8286Coordinates: 32°48′01″N 96°49′43″W / 32.8002°N 96.8286°W / 32.8002; -96.8286
Completed 1978, 1983
Opening 1978, 1983
Cost US$58 million
Owner Crow Holdings
Management Hilton
Height
Roof 96.3 m (316 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 27
Lifts/elevators 22
Other information
Number of rooms 1,606
References
[1][2][3][4]

The Hilton Anatole is a Dallas hotel at 2201 Stemmons Freeway in the Market Center district just north of downtown Dallas, Texas. Featuring 1,606 guest rooms, it is one of the largest hotels in the Southwest and is a major convention and meeting facility.[5] Over 1,000 art objects, including a casting of Riding Into the Sunset and two sections of the Berlin Wall - just one of five venues in the United States to house a portion of the Wall, are located throughout the resort setting. The hotel previously featured the five-star Nana Restaurant, but it closed in May 2012 due to decreased demand for fine dining restaurants and was replaced with a high-energy steak house, SER (pronounced sear). 2.[6]

History[edit]

The Loews Anatole was developed in the late 1970s by Trammell Crow as part of his huge Dallas Market Center complex. The hotel, named after a restaurant Crow favored in Copenhagen, opened in 1979 with 1,000 rooms in two pyramid-topped buildings. In 1984, a 27-story tower containing 700 rooms, a ballroom, meeting space, shops, a health club, and a seven-acre garden was added to the hotel.[7] Also in 1984, the hotel served as the headquarters for the Reagan-Bush '84 campaign staff during the Republican National Convention in Dallas. In 1995 Wyndham Hotels, a company owned by the Crow family, took over management of the hotel and expanded meeting facilities.[8] It was the largest hotel in the Southwest until the opening of the Sheraton Dallas Hotel in 1998.

In 2005, management of the Anatole transferred from Wyndham Hotels to Hilton Hotels Corp., now Hilton Worldwide, and the hotel was re-branded as the Hilton Anatole.[9] Since becoming a Hilton, Crow Holdings and Hilton have invested over $135 million in enhancements to the hotel, including refurbished guest rooms & suites, upgraded meeting space, new restaurants & bars, and a new center Atrium (Atrium II). The Anatole is rated Four Diamonds by AAA Travel.

As of 2011, the Anatole has been host five times to QuakeCon, the largest LAN party in North America. The Anatole also hosts the annual Crystal Charity Ball, one of the largest single night charitable events in the United States. The Anatole is also the site for A-Kon, the longest running anime convention in the US.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hilton Anatole at CTBUH Skyscraper Database
  2. ^ Hilton Anatole at Emporis
  3. ^ Hilton Anatole at SkyscraperPage
  4. ^ Hilton Anatole at Structurae
  5. ^ "Hilton Anatole:At A Glance". Hilton Worldwide. 2013. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Wyndham International and the Trammell Crow Family Agree to 20-year Management Contract on the 1,620 room Anatole". Wyndham International. July 19, 2000. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  7. ^ Steve Brown (15 December 1990). "Anatole's tower faces foreclosure - Crow Co. seeking to restructure debt". The Dallas Morning News. p. 1A. 
  8. ^ "Wyndham International and the Trammell Crow Family Agree to 20-year Management Contract on the 1,620 room Anatole" (Press release). Wyndham International. July 19, 2000. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  9. ^ Suzanne Marta (12 December 2005). "Hilton to run - Anatole - Management change expected to help boost convention business". The Dallas Morning News. p. 1D. 

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