DALLAS—Hilton Worldwide and Centurion American Development have signed a franchise license agreement to open The Statler Hotel & Residences located here.
Debuting in October 2016, the refurbished landmark hotel will be part of Curio – A Collection by Hilton, a global brand of distinctive upper-upscale and luxury hotels.
The original Dallas Statler Hilton is a building of mid-20th-century design located in downtown Dallas. Inspired by Conrad Hilton’s vision, the hotel’s design and electronic innovations established Dallas as the business and entertainment center of the Southwest, according to the company.
Complemented by the addition of Neiman Marcus, this downtown city block offers fashion and entertainment venues. Centurion American Development Group’s refurbishment plans for the historic 19-story building will give a nod to the hotel’s architecture, design and entertainment roots.
“Known as the first modern American hotel, the Statler not only made hospitality and Dallas history, it is a vital chapter of Hilton Worldwide’s story. We are so excited to see the redevelopment of this magnificent property and welcome it back to our family,” said Dianna Vaughan, global head, Curio – A Collection by Hilton.
Mehrdad Moayedi, president and CEO of Centurion American Development Group, added, “The Statler was one of the most glamorous hotels in the world when it first opened in 1956, and we plan to restore its position as a destination for not only travelers coming to Dallas, but also as a place to live and work. Joining Curio – A Collection by Hilton affords us the opportunity to craft a one-of-a-kind experience for hotel guests and to set the tone for the rest of the development.”
Centurion American Development Group’s master plan includes 161 rooms on the lower five floors and 219 residences on the top 11 floors. The building will include meeting space, retail and office space, four restaurants and a hotel lounge. A new music venue is also planned in the 14,500-sq.-ft. ballroom.
Development of this building is set to start at the beginning of May. Aimbridge Hospitality has been chosen to manage the hotel.