I stayed at the Hilton Anatole for 6 days about 3 weeks ago (Sept 22-27th) for the North Amercian Division of SDA Women's Convention. The conference was actually starting from the Friday but my mom thought that it would be fun if we went a few days earlier to enjoy Dallas. I am so glad we did!
When we arived at the Hilton Anatole we were amazed by how vast the inside of the lobby and atriums were. There were high glass ceilings in the atriums with balconies that had beautiful creeping plants flowing down them. In the lobby we entered (apparently there are two lobbys, we found this out later) there was a high vaulted ceiling of stained-glass. The glass was beautiful hues of yellows, purples and greens.
The theme throughout the hotel seems to chinese or asian art. There were white marble temples, budhas and even hughe stones elephants throught the immaculately decorated common areas of this hotel. It truly felt like we were staying in a museum. I really loved the two pearl pictures they had displayed right before the Tower lobby. One was of a village scene and the other was of a huge peacock with a beautiful, long tail.
Out room was in the Tower side of the Hilton Anatole. The room was very spacious and kept tidy by the housekeeping staff. The bathroom was to die for! Check out the picture. It has twin sinks (one for me, one for my mom) and black marble counter top with gold flecks in it. There was a flat screen TV and a huge ceiling to floor window. We stayed away from the mini bar but it was stocked with goodies like wine, pop and even beer. The bed and pillows felt like sleeping on clouds. I actually woke up refreshed instead of dead tired like I normally do.
This hotel is very big. To get anywhere you have to walk. My mom and I walked the running path out in the sculpture park, toured each of the lobbies, atriums and shops. We also ate at The Terrace restaurant. They have a mexican retaurant too. We also checked out the live jazz band in the restaurant Nana, on the 27th floor of the Tower.
The conference rooms were very large and spacious. They were also very cold! All public areas throughout the hotel had the A/C on blast. My mom and I actually started wearing sweaters so we wouldn't catch a chill from the frigid A/C. The food suplied to us at teh conference by the hotel was also very good. The only bad thing I can say about my stay is buying 30 minutes of internet time and prinitng 3 sheets at the Business Centre - it cost me $14.00. Wow!
All in all, the staff were very courteous and helpful, the decor absolutely stunning and the grounds/park beautiful. My mom and I had a wonderful time!