Hilton Anatole from the intersection of N. Stemmons Fwy and Wycliff Avenue
|Former names||Loews Anatole (1979-1995)|
Wyndham Anatole (1995-2005)
|Location||2201 Stemmons Freeway|
|Roof||96.3 m (316 ft)|
|Floor count||13 (low-rise)|
|Number of rooms||1,606|
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 South and is a major convention and meeting facility. Over 1,000 art objects, including a casting of Riding Into the Sunset and two sections of the Berlin 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, SĒR (pronounced sear).
The Anatole Hotel 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 as the Loews Anatole Hotel, with 1,000 rooms in two pyramid-topped buildings. In 1981, 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. 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, renaming it the Wyndham Anatole Hotel and expanding the meeting facilities. It was the largest hotel in the South until the opening of the Sheraton Dallas Hotel in 1998.
In 2005, management of the Anatole transferred from Wyndham International to Hilton Hotels Corp., now Hilton Resorts, and the hotel was re-branded as the Hilton Anatole. Since becoming a Hilton, Crow Holdings and Hilton have invested over $185 million in enhancements to the hotel, including refurbished guest rooms & suites, upgraded meeting space, new restaurants & bars, and a new center Atrium (Grand Atrium). 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.
In 2014, Hilton announced the opening of Geppetto's Marionette Theater as a collaborative venture with Le Theatre de Marionette.
JadeWaters, a $20 million seasonal resort pool complex, opened in late July 2016 utilizing 3 acres of the Anatole's seven acre park area. JadeWaters features a lazy river, two 180 foot water slides, a children's area, 46 pieces of art, a full-service restaurant and a large year-round leisure pool. It is an exclusive amenity for hotel guests
The Hilton Anatole was featured in several episodes of Season 13 of The Bachelorette.
The Hilton Anatole hosted auditions for the first season of American Idol in 2002.
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