I’ve been told that everything is bigger in Texas and that is certainly the case when it comes to the Hilton Anatole. It is a massive hotel! Located in the design district of Dallas, which is just north of downtown, the Anatole sits on a 45 acre plot with a whole host of indoor and outdoor amenities.
Walking into the huge lobby I was welcomed by the very helpful reception staff. Luckily they gave me good directions to my room otherwise I may have got a little lost! The atrium lobby is beautifully designed with Asian inspired decor. In fact, there are over 1,000 pieces of Asian art throughout the hotel. There are also a variety of cafes, restaurant and shops dotted throughout the lobby.
The Asian theme continued in the bedroom and I must say it was wonderfully executed in my suite. The suite was very relaxing and I had a great night sleep with the help of the black out blinds, huge king size bed and comfy pillows and duvet. The suite had two bathrooms which was a nice bonus and they both had everything one would need including a very luxurious bathrobe (which I spent much to much time in!)
The suite included the following amenities:
- 250 Thread Count Sheets
- Air Conditioning
- Alarm Radio
- Arm Chair with Ottoman
- Black-Out Curtains
- Clock Radio w/ MP3 Connection
- Ergonomic Desk Chair
- Flexible Work Environment
- LCD Flat Panel TV with On-Demand Movies
- Seating Area with Sofa
- Work Desk with Adjustable Lamp
- Cuisinart Coffeemaker
- High Speed Internet Access
- Iron/Ironing Board
- Mini Bar
The following morning I made my way over to the fitness centre for a scheduled spin class. Normally hotel gyms are out of the way in the basement or in a spare room. Most don’t have a basketball court, running track, racquet ball court and full sized gym. The size of the hotel really does mean that there is space for everything. The spin class was great and the instructor really did know her stuff. It was really nice being able to use a fully functioning gym with fitness classes while away on business.
The hotel is perfect for business travellers with great amenities including a dedicated business centre, printing facilities, super fast wifi, meeting rooms and video conferencing. I suspect most guests at the hotel stay because they have an event taking place in one of the many meeting rooms. The hotel has over 600,000 square foot of event space – including 11 ballrooms and 79 meeting rooms.
My afternoon was spent working from my suite but I was pleased I could pop downstairs to the lobby to pick up a Starbucks coffee and a snack. In fact, there were loads of dining options at the Hilton Anatole including the Gossip Bar which was voted the best nightlife cocktails by Dallas AOL City Guide. There was also the new Media Grill+Bar, which is open for lunch and dinner. I was in Dallas for the SuperBowl and the Media Grill + Bar was packed with football fans sat around the huge plasma screens drinking cocktails. On the 27th floor of the Hilton Anatole is SĒR Steak+Spirits. You can read my review of Sêr next week.
Why book the Hilton Anatole for your boss? If your manager is attending an event in the design district or at the nearby convention centre then I would thoroughly recommend the Hilton Anatole, particularly as the amenities are very good and the dining options are the best in the area.
Hilton Anatole, 2201 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75207, USA
Practically Perfect PA received complimentary accommodation at the Hilton Anatole. Opinions are entirely our own. Advertised minimum rate is $229 per person (March 2014)