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Hilton Anatole Dallas Kicks Off
40th Anniversary Celebration

Coinciding with Hilton’s 100th Milestone Year, Dallas’ Landmark Hotel Marks its Ruby Anniversary and Celebrates the Impact it Has Had on the Community and Meetings Industry

This year, Hilton Anatole Dallas celebrates its 40th year of unwaveringly superb service as Dallas’s iconic hotel. Since opening its doors in 1979, the hotel has cemented its place as Dallas’s leading hotel with a seven-acre park, resort pool, rare collection of international art, 600,000-square-feet of space to host notable events and more.

This milestone year for the hotel coincides with Hilton’s 100th anniversary in 2019. As Hilton prepares to mark a century of innovation, Hilton Anatole is proud to look back on the positive impact it has had on Dallas and the meetings and events industry over the last 40 years.

Prior to 1979, the largest meeting hotel in the U.S. had 580 rooms. When the Dallas landmark hotel opened in January of 1979 with 900 rooms it became the largest meeting hotel in the United States. Expanding to its current 1,606 rooms in 1984, the Anatole continued to dominate the large convention hotel model, before cities like Las Vegas and Orlando came on the map. The most recent space expansion in 2016 brought the total event space to approximately 600,000 square feet, making the Dallas hotel a leader for meetings and events being held in one location. All of the hotel’s expansions and consistency with meetings and events have allowed Hilton Anatole to employ over 1,100 Team Members, providing a stable job market to the North Texas community.

“This milestone could not have been achieved without the trust and support of our guests and faithful team members who have propelled the Anatole forward,” said Robert Watson, general manager of Hilton Anatole. “In addition, our amazing owners, Crow Holdings, have continually invested in the hotel over the years to ensure its relevancy in an always-changing marketplace. While we have a glorious history, our future remains bright, as indicated by our sales team. We just celebrated the hotel’s record-breaking year of booking production in 2018. We look forward to the next 40 years.”

The hotel’s illustrious history includes hosting events such as the 1984 Republican National Convention, the annual conference for Meeting Professionals International featuring a circus in the Atrium complete with tigers, monkeys, acrobats and an elephant, playing host to the Crystal Charity Ball for 18 years, and many more. World-class athletes graced the hotel during the 2011 NFL Super Bowl XLV and the 1995 MLB All-Star Game. Numerous celebrities have chosen Hilton Anatole as their stage or their home away from home, including Stevie Wonder, Cher, Bob Hope, Margaret Thatcher, Liza Minelli, Blake Shelton, Cary Grant, Sarah Ferguson, Zooey Deschanel, Frank Sinatra, Martin Short and many more. Michael Jackson and his pet monkey, Bubbles, claimed an entire floor while visiting Dallas during the Thriller album tour.

Today, sitting on 45-acres adjacent to Dallas’s booming design district, the hotel has nearly doubled in size and is beloved by meeting and event attendees, families, couples, and locals and travelers from around the world alike. Over the years, Hilton Anatole has grown its international collection of rare art and historical artifacts into one of the largest hotel art collections in the world. The hotel is home to unique pieces of artwork from various regions and times, including two segments of the Berlin Wall, the propeller from the sunken RMS Lusitania, and a 10,000-pound kinetic sculpture that serves as the centerpiece of the Grand Atrium.

To commemorate its Ruby Anniversary, throughout the year Hilton Anatole will announce exclusive specials on room rates, unique concessions for meetings and events, ruby gemstone-themed spa treatments, special anniversary food and beverage offerings and much more.