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Hilton Anatole – Art & Luxury Digs

*DISCLAIMER* I was able to enjoy the beautiful Hilton Anatole courtesy of the property, however all opinions are 100% my own.

*DISCLAIMER Part 2* Before I begin to take you on the journey of Hilton Anatole, be forewarned that I will repeatedly use the terms “beautiful” and “gorgeous” throughout this post. I will also be using several all caps words to emphasize my points. You’ve been warned!

 

I have mentioned it a time or two that I will travel for food and I’m not ashamed to say that traveling for food led me to the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, TX. The weekend, I was able to visit this beautiful property was the weekend of Savor Dallas so of course I had to head to D-town.

Being that Dallas is only two and one half hours away from Shreveport, I’ve visited countless amounts of times, but in all of those times, I had never seen Hilton Anatole before. Now that I have been there, I feel like I need to re-evaluate what I have been doing with my life every time I’ve needed a hotel in Dallas. From this point forward, I will do better.

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The Hilton Anatole is a 1,606 room property located in the Market Center area of Dallas. Yes you read that correctly! ONE THOUSAND, SIX HUNDRED AND SIX ROOMS! This place is HUGE! Because it encompasses so much, I’m uncomfortable with just calling it a “hotel”. Because it’s so refined, I’m uncomfortable with calling it a “resort” so for this blog’s purposes, I’ll stick with campus as Hilton has branded it, a 45-acre campus.

This CAMPUS includes a hotel, several restaurants, outdoor space, 11 ballrooms, 79 meeting rooms, three Executive Level floors, an 80,000 sq. ft. full-service health & fitness club and therapeutic spa, 7-acre Sculpture Park, fine art and coming soon a new resort pool.

THE ART

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When I say fine art, I don’t mean a piece here or there. Hilton Anatole has the largest hotel art collection in the US with over 1,000 pieces. With a heavy Asian influence, there are marble sculptures of Gandhi, Buddha, Foo Dogs, paintings of monks, elephants, and more. There’s a kinetic sculpture on the property and even two pieces of the Berlin Wall. THE. BERLIN. WALL.

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SIDE BAR: When we were taking selfies in front of the Berlin Wall, an employee named Ramona came over to talk to us. Ramona has to be one of the friendliest hotel employees I have ever met. She offered to take our picture, she took us BEHIND the Berlin Wall pieces to explain it to us and then she told us about how much she enjoyed working at the Hilton Anatole. She disclosed that she had been there since 1975! That is 31 years! She reflected on the property when it was just a smaller hotel, the construction that made it a CAMPUS, the former area with live peacocks, and now the new construction. Ramona takes pride in her job and genuinely loves it there. With the beauty of the property and employees like Ramona, I too loved it there.

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The art factor is so epic here, guests can download the Anatole Art app that guides them through the collections in the hotel. It includes food pairings with the pieces, scavenger hunts, and even a 1-mile art walk. How many properties have you stayed in that have an actual app to explore their art? This was a first for me.

THE ROOMS

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There was literally art everywhere, including in the rooms. Speaking of the rooms, talk about spacious and gorgeous! My room was beautifully decorated in oranges, golds, and blues. There was a separate desk area, chair and ottoman for lounging, art of course, refrigerator, and a beautiful mirrored closet in the entry way.

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I’m a bathroom girl so I appreciated the golds and browns in the bathroom with his and hers sinks. After my first shower, my comment when coming out of the bathroom was “OMG! The water pressure in the shower is amazing”. I’m so that girl that checks out the water pressure in the hotel room. I view hotel rooms as an escape from my home so I expect amazing water pressure and Hilton Anatole didn’t disappoint.

THE EATS

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Speaking of not disappointing, can we discuss the food just a tad? Yes I know that this is suppose to be a “hotel” blog but y’all know me. I can’t talk about something without including food in there. Plus I told you above, food is what brought me here. Hilton Anatole was so gracious and included breakfast at Terrace in my stay. Terrace is a café that literally feels like you are dining outside. Because it is located in one of the Atriums and the dining area isn’t enclosed, there is an open air feeling with tons of natural light. Guests can order off the menu for breakfast or partake in the buffet. We had the buffet and were not disappointed at all. There were pastries, fresh fruit, steak hash, and traditional breakfast eats like grits, bacon, eggs, and an omelet station. I ate everything and I was pleased.

THE POOLhilton anatole pool

As if the CAMPUS couldn’t get any better, summer 2016 will bring a $20 million upscale, resort-style pool complex called JadeWaters. There goes that Asian influence again. Picture this, three acres of a leisure pool, beach entry family pool, luxury cabanas, lazy river, two 30-foot slides, event lawns, recreation areas, walking paths, green spaces, outdoor restaurant and bar, and a swim-up bar. When I read about this and even as I typed this, I feel like a little bit of Vegas is touching down in Dallas. I can already see myself posted up in a bathing suit in a luxury cabana with the sun hitting my face sipping on a fruity cocktail.

Dear Hilton,

Can you invite me back when JadeWaters opens up? I will lounge in a cabana, sip a fruity drink, soak up the sun, and not cause any trouble.

I’m loving this campus!

 

Sincerely,

Jada

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Y’all! If I didn’t have events to attend, I would’ve hung out on the CAMPUS the entire day. There was so much to see and even though there were several conventions going on, the atmosphere was serene and peaceful. I can’t wait to go back! Have you stayed at Hilton Anatole before?

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Hilton Anatole
2201 N. Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, Texas 75207

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