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Hilton Hotels Corporation Awarded the Management Contract of the 1,606 room
Wyndham Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas; Will be Reflagged a Hilton in
January, 2006, Owner Crow Holdings Planning a $30 million Renovation
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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.-- Dec. 12, 2005-- Hilton Hotels Corporation (NYSE:HLT) announced today that it has been awarded the management contract of the legendary Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas. Currently operating under the Wyndham brand name, the 1,606-room hotel will begin to take advantage of Hilton's industry-leading service, amenities and reservations system immediately, followed by reflagging as a Hilton in January, and a $30 million renovation over the next two years. The hotel is owned by Dallas-based Crow Holdings.

"Elegant, contemporary and rich in heritage, the Anatole Hotel has built its well-deserved legacy as one of Dallas' finest landmarks by accommodating travelers with unmatched service and style," said Ken Smith, senior vice president, Hilton/Doubletree Mountain/Central Operations, Hilton Hotels Corporation. "With a wealth of features and amenities sure to please the most discerning business and leisure traveler, we are thrilled to welcome this distinctive property and the renowned service culture of its highly-regarded staff into the Hilton brand."

Situated on 45 acres near downtown Dallas, the Anatole Hotel was built in 1978 and a tower was added in 1984. The 1,606 guestrooms include 129 suites, four presidential suites, six grand presidential suites, 15 garden hospitality suites, 50 executive conference center suites and 54 tower suites, each offering spacious accommodations and luxurious furnishings. The hotel's conference center offers more than 340,000 square feet of technologically-advanced meeting space. Other features of the hotel include a business center, eight restaurants/bars, 10 hotel boutiques, an 80,000 square foot health club and spa, three pools, a private seven-acre park, and one of the most prestigious art collections in any hotel in the U.S.

Hilton Hotels Corporation is recognized internationally as a preeminent hospitality company. The company develops, owns, manages or franchises approximately 2,300 hotels, resorts and vacation ownership properties. 

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Contact:

Hilton Hotels Corporation
Kathy Shepard, 310-205-7676
kathy_shepard@hilton.com
http://www.hiltonworldwide.com

Also See: Fine Art, Which Has Been a Fixture of the Wyndham Anatole for Decades, Now Being Marketed as a Guest Amenity / April 2004
Wyndham International and the Trammell Crow Family Agree to 20-year Management Contract on the1,620 room Anatole; Adding Meeting Space and Golden Door CitySpa / July 2000

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