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Discover the story behind Hilton Anatole

Hilton Anatole first opened its lobby doors in Dallas, Texas in 1979. Since then, countless celebrities, dignitaries, conventions, and charities have passed through our storied halls. Today we welcome you to explore one of the largest hotel art collections in the U.S. and experience the extraordinary at Hilton Anatole.

Historical Highlights

In 1984, Hilton Anatole serves as the headquarters for the Republican National Convention

Hilton Anatole has one of the largest hotel art collections in the United States with over 1,000 pieces

Hilton Anatole has hosted legendary artists including Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, Cher, and Stevie Wonder

Hilton Anatole houses over 600,000 sq. ft. of event space – including 79 meeting rooms, 9 ballrooms, and dedicated exhibit space

Historic Images of the Anatole Hotel

1979: Hilton Anatole opens

The renowned Hilton Anatole hotel first opened its doors in 1979 just north of downtown Dallas, Texas.

Our iconic establishment has since become a prominent landmark in the city that symbolizes elevated hospitality and a new era of sophistication to the Dallas hotel scene.

Historic Images of the Anatole Hotel

1981: Hotel additions

In 1981, Hilton Anatole began the development of a major addition, unveiling a 27-story tower containing 716 new guest rooms, Trinity Exhibit Hall, Verandah Athletic Club, and a seven-acre sculpture garden.

With its striking architecture and contemporary design, the hotel quickly gained a reputation for its grandeur.

elephant statues in the lobby

1984: Noteworthy art

Guests can find two life-size elephants just outside the Chantilly Ballroom. Each elephant stands eight feet tall and weighs three tons.

These elephants were hand-carved in Thailand in 1983 and were purchased by the Crow Collection in honor of the 1984 Republican National Convention, hosted by Hilton Anatole.

Now, Hilton Anatole houses the largest art collection assembled for any hotel.

Ballroom set up with floral arrangements for charity ball

1993: Philanthropy (The Crystal Ball)

Since 1993, Hilton Anatole has been the resident host of The Crystal Charity Ball.

Known as one of the most prominent charity galas in Dallas, The Crystal Charity Ball raises funds and support for various nonprofit organizations that focus on improving the lives of children in need.

December 2023 marks our 30th annual gala for the organization.

Man viewing art installation at the hotel

Celebrity appearances

Throughout the years, Hilton Anatole has been a staple hotel for well-known celebrities to enjoy their stay.

For music legends like Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, Cher, and Stevie Wonder, our hotel has been a sanctuary for the crème de la crème of talent and fame.

These notable guests have sought refuge within the hotel’s accommodations, reveling in the exclusivity and world-class service that have become synonymous with Hilton Anatole.

Hotel Lobby - Nebula

2010: Key installation dates (The Nebula)

The Nebula sculpture at Hilton Anatole is a mesmerizing art installation that’s become an iconic feature of the hotel.

Created by renowned artist Reuben Margolin, Nebula is a breathtaking kinetic sculpture with dynamic motion and interplay of light and shadow.

While the sculpture adds an element of enchantment to the hotel’s atrium, Nebula also serves as a symbol of creativity and unique experiences that our hotel is committed to giving all our guests.

2016: JadeWaters opens

In the summer of 2016, our hotel expanded the seven-acre garden into a $20 million resort-style pool complex, offering guests an oasis in downtown Dallas.

The JadeWaters pool complex features a relaxing lazy river, 180-foot water slide, and full-service bar & grill exclusive to our hotel guests. This oasis has become a key amenity for family fun.

Dining Tables at SER Steak Restaurant

2012: SĒR Steak + Spirits grand re-opening

Formerly known as Nana, our newest restaurant concept, SĒR Steak + Spirits reopened its doors in 2012 with an innovative take on contemporary American steakhouse cuisine.

Featuring unparalleled skyline views, a talented executive chef, and a globally inspired menu, SĒR has become a staple dining destination in Dallas.

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