MILWAUKEE—A $4.3 million renovation project is currently underway for the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in Oklahoma City, OK.
The extensive renovation project at the AAA Four-Diamond luxury property includes all 225 guestrooms and public spaces, including rotunda suites and the presidential suite, guestroom corridors and the lobby area.
“The renovations will enhance the guest experience at the Skirvin Hilton, while maintaining the historic significance of the hotel. We are careful to pay attention to the historic nature and beauty of the hotel, as well as meeting the demands of today’s travelers. The Skirvin Hilton Hotel continues to serve as an important part of the city’s past and future,” said Joseph Khairallah, COO of Marcus Hotels & Resorts.
Renovations to the Red Piano Lounge have been completed and complement the bar’s style of laid-back luxury, according to the company. Enhancements include updated flooring, tables, seating and a new red piano. Improvements to the lobby are nearing completion and focus on the addition of natural light for added attention to the property’s historic architecture. The lobby flooring has also been replaced with granite and marble to reflect the hotel’s original design intent. All remaining improvements will be completed in September.
“The new Skirvin lobby wallcoverings reflect the original Gothic design intent of developer Bill Skirvin when the hotel originally opened in 1911,” said John Weeman, principal of Skirvin Partners in Development.
In 2007, Marcus Hotels & Resorts and Skirvin Partners in Development, completed a $55-million renovation and restoration of the historic landmark hotel. Marcus Hotels & Resorts retained the property’s historic details throughout the renovation and also introduced F&B concepts, including the Park Avenue Grill and Red Piano Lounge.