October 17, 2017 – DALLAS and MCLEAN, Va. – The Statler, an iconic downtown Dallas hotel, opens today as part of the exclusive Curio Collection by Hilton, one of Hilton’s 14 market-leading brands, following a $255 million redevelopment. Centrally located, The Statler symbolizes the heart and soul of Dallas and was hand-picked to join the collection of one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts that are integral parts of the destinations they call home. Originally opened in 1956 as one of Conrad Hilton’s first convention properties, The Statler is heralded as a pioneer hotel, bringing many firsts – such as elevator music – to the industry. Credited with establishing Dallas as an epicenter for business and entertainment, The Statler embodies the iconic downtown Dallas experience. “Today is a special day for Curio Collection as we welcome back a remarkable hotel and industry forerunner to Hilton and the great city of Dallas,” said Mark Nogal, global head, Curio Collection by Hilton. “We look forward to elevating The Statler’s legacy as it adds 159 magnificent guest rooms to our growing collection, to offer travelers and locals alike another magnificent, independent hotel to discover that exudes authenticity.” More than 60 years later, the historic property gains new life as owner and developer Centurion American Development Group reenergizes and reopens the 159 guest room hotel as The Statler, Curio Collection by Hilton. The 19-story hotel and mixed-use development features 219 residences, restaurants, nightlife, specialty retail outlets, meeting space and a large-scale event venue. Designed by Merriman Anderson/Architects, The Statler boasts a timeless, mid-century design with retro-forward finishes throughout the guest rooms and public spaces. “We are honored to reopen the doors of The Statler. Known as the first modern American hotel, The Statler is a one-of-a-kind property encompassing endless history and culture,” said Mehrdad Moayedi, president and CEO of Centurion American Development Group. “Our vision in restoring The Statler to its original glory and beyond was to create the ideal place to live, work and play for locals, and the ultimate Dallas destination for visitors to our city.” Additional hotel features and amenities will debut following the hotel’s soft opening, including: DININGThe Statler will host five unique food and beverage outlets operated by Dallas-based Epic F&B and led by local chef Graham Dodds. Overeasy, an upscale diner serving artisanal fare and gourmet coffee, and Bourbon & Banter, an underground cocktail lounge with an extensive bourbon and whiskey library, will soon be open to the public.Fine China, a full-service Pan-Asian restaurant and cocktail bar; Scout, a 12,000-square-foot social space featuring an American menu; and Waterproof, a poolside roof deck bar and lounge, are slated to open later this year. MEETINGS & EVENTSWith 33,000 square feet of innovative meeting and event space, including entertainment suites and an outdoor Garden Court, The Statler provides an ideal setting for events of all sizes. Ten meetings rooms and a 13,154-square-foot Grand Ballroom provide ample space for a multitude of events, from corporate meetings and conferences to weddings and high-profile social galas, including A-list concerts. AMENITIESThe Statler offers leisure opportunities including a rooftop pool and lounge opening later this year, a multi-use fitness center, bowling and games. Its central downtown location provides convenient access to Dallas dining, nightlife, shopping and cultural destinations. The hotel overlooks Main Street Gardens, a 1.75-acre public park, and is a short walk from attractions including the Dallas Farmers Market and the historic Neiman Marcus flagship store. The Statler is also part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi and access to the Hilton Honors mobile app. The Statler is managed by Dallas-based Aimbridge Hospitality, the nation’s largest independent hotel management company. The Statler, Curio Collection by Hilton is located at 1914 Commerce Street, Dallas, Texas 75201. For more information or to make a reservation, travelers may visit www.thestatlerdallas.com or call 214-459-3930. About Curio Collection by HiltonCurio Collection by Hilton (curiocollection.com), launched in 2014, is a global portfolio of more than 35 remarkable, upper upscale hotels and resorts handpicked for their unique character and personality. Curio Collection properties appeal to travelers seeking one-of-a-kind discoveries and authentic experiences, all backed by Hilton (NYSE: HLT) and its award-winning Hilton Honors program. Read the latest Curio Collection stories at news.curiocollection.com, discover Curio Collection destinations through Cities by Curio itineraries at citiesbycurio.com and connect with the collection on facebook.com/curiocollection, instagram.com/curiocollection and twitter.com/curiocollection. About The StatlerThe Statler is a modern-day redevelopment of a landmark Dallas hotel set to open in 2017. Opening its doors for the first time in 16 years, The Statler will feature a luxury boutique hotel and residences, with restaurants, nightlife, boutique retail, meeting spaces and a multi-purpose events and concert venue. Encompassing style, status and sophistication, The Statler features 219 luxury residences and 159 hotel rooms. Originally opening as the Statler Hilton in 1956, the hotel was a destination for the elite, attracting the world’s most distinguished dignitaries and celebrities. The Statler, part of Curio Collection by Hilton, is the iconic downtown Dallas experience. About HiltonHilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,000 properties with more than 825,000 rooms in 103 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences — every hotel, every guest, every time. The company’s portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton™, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton™, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. 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