Finance & DevelopmentDoubleTree by Hilton Abilene Downtown Convention Center Opens

DoubleTree by Hilton Abilene Downtown Convention Center Opens

ABILENE, Texas—Hilton announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Abilene Downtown Convention Center, located adjacent to the city’s downtown convention center and in the revitalized cultural district. The 200-room hotel will be a hub for meetings and social events in Abilene.

“We’re thrilled to continue our growth in Abilene with our fifth property in the market—a place that holds a special place in our history. Texas is where Conrad Hilton opened our first hotel, and Abilene is one of the first markets where he sought to expand,” said Danny Hughes, executive vice president and president, Americas, Hilton. “With the addition of this incredible property, we look forward to strengthening our presence in the market and continuing to spread the light and warmth of hospitality that Conrad envisioned more than 100 years ago.”

Located 150 miles west of Dallas in northeastern Taylor County, Abilene is known for its history and as the Storybook Capital of the United States. The destination offers a public collection of sculptural storybook characters. The hotel is across from the city’s convention center and is near boutiques, restaurants, bars, libraries, and museums. All within four miles of the hotel, guests can explore the Adamson-Spaulding Storybook Garden, The Grace Museum, The Antique Station, Abilene Zoo, and the City Center.

“DoubleTree by Hilton Abilene Downtown Convention Center is poised to provide visitors with all they could want or need while away from home. Starting with a warm chocolate chip cookie at check-in, continuing with excellent service, great dining options and a true hub of meeting and event space,” said Shawn McAteer, senior vice president and global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. “We look forward to sharing our warm and caring hospitality common to all DoubleTree by Hilton hotels, in the heart of Abilene.”

DoubleTree by Hilton Abilene Downtown Convention Center has 200 guestrooms with rustic design, including a Presidential Suite, four executive suites, and one Five Feet to Fitness with Peloton room. Each guestroom is designed with a neutral palette offset by contrasting wood tones, contemporary finishes including a workstation, and floor-to-ceiling windows. The hotel’s Presidential Suite has a six-person dining area, wine fridge, a full and half bath, and a king-size bed.

The Five Feet to Fitness with Peloton guestroom concept brings more than 11 different fitness equipment and accessory options into the hotel room, including a Peloton bike five feet from a guest’s bed.

Guests looking to continue their fitness routine on the road may also visit the 24-hour center featuring a Peloton Bike or swim in the outdoor heated pool.

With a smokehouse restaurant and cocktail lounge, DoubleTree by Hilton Abilene Downtown Convention Center serves as a dining location for guests and locals alike. Smokehouse Abilene, led by Executive Chef Adam Dickerson, delivers regionally inspired dishes influenced by West Texas’ culinary traditions. Cattlemen’s Exchange, the hotel’s lobby lounge, invites guests and locals to cocktails and lite bites. For guests on the go, a 24-hour grab-and-go market offers prepared foods, beverages, sundries, and retail products plus a selection of branded house sauces to take home.

With 23,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, DoubleTree by Hilton Abilene Downtown Convention Center is now the hub for social events and gatherings of all sizes, from small occasions in one of the hotel’s 13 meeting spaces to large weddings, galas, exhibits, and corporate events. The hotel has a ballroom of 11,600 square feet that can accommodate more than 1,300 guests.