$2.3 million project includes air-conditioned passageway, herb garden, oversized fire pit, and prime placement for historical Berlin Wall art pieces.
DALLAS – Just in time for Dallas’ three-digit summer season, the iconic Hilton Anatole recently completed yet another upgrade. Guests can now enjoy the Trinity Corridor – a totally enclosed and air-conditioned 450-ft. long passageway connecting hotel and convention guests with the Trinity Ballroom and Exhibit Hall spaces. The $2.3 million renovation includes an extra-large Austin-style fire pit for Gossip Bar’s “starlight lounge,” an herb garden for Nana restaurant and prime real estate to showcase the Berlin Wall art pieces.
The contemporary Gossip Bar is hot . . . fire hot . . . with the recent addition of its newest patio, part of the Trinity corridor renovation. Highlighted by an attached 28-foot octagonal fire pit and new heating and misting systems, the Gossip Patio seats up to 60 guests and overlooks the Anatole Sculpture Park. Complete bar service is available including organic cocktails like the signature Gossiprita, as well as new cigar and whiskey menus.
The Trinity Corridor upgrade also includes a 350 square-foot herb garden, created in support of the locally grown trend of the culinary world. Executive Chef Anthony C. Bombaci of the hotel’s award-winning Nana restaurant, along with Hilton Anatole Executive Chef Thomas Welther, are currently selecting their favorite herbs and spices for planting and expect to share the fruits of their culinary labors with restaurant guests as early as this summer.
The Hilton Anatole houses an extensive private collection of fine art and antiques — the largest ever assembled for a U.S. hotel. Over 1,000 museum-quality pieces from the Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art are on display throughout the hotel. One of the more notable and distinguished pieces is the Berlin Wall, now the center of attention in the Trinity Corridor. The two segments, each 12 feet high and four feet wide, feature images and text painted by German artist Jurgen Grope, known as “Indiano.” The renovation will also be home to the hotel’s newest piece, an ornate sandstone pavilion from 18th-century India.
Bordering the beautiful seven-acre Anatole Sculpture Park, the Trinity Corridor provides unobstructed movement – no doors – from the hotel into the Trinity Complex, while resonating the Anatole’s renowned design and sleek appeal. Lush landscaping, panoramic window views of the park, distinctive architectural elements and unique art appointments offer an engaging welcome.
The renovation project, following on the heels of an extensive $125 million transformation, is unique in that its creation was based on the advice and recommendations of meeting and convention planners. Says Harold Rapoza, general manager of the Hilton Anatole, “The Trinity Corridor is just one more enhancement that connects our commitment with the needs and desires of our clients. With such a wonderful transformation behind us, now’s the time to revisit the Hilton Anatole!”
About Hilton Anatole
Located within a 45-acre campus in Dallas, Hilton Anatole features two high-rise atriums, a 27-story tower, and 1,606 luxuriously appointed guestrooms with first-class in-room amenities and Internet access. The hotel offers guests more than 600,000 square feet of event space as well as a variety of recreational activities, including viewing the Art Collection at the Hilton Anatole, one of the largest and most intriguing private assemblies for a U.S. hotel; an 80,000 square-foot health and fitness center, tennis courts, one of the finest lap pools in the region, and an indoor jogging track; gift and sundry boutiques; V Spa, the hotel’s newest luxury spa oasis; and eight unique restaurants and bars for dining and entertainment, including the new high-tech Media Grill + Bar, award-winning five-star Nana and chic Gossip Bar. For more information, visit www.hiltonanatolehotel.com or call (214) 761-7209.
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