DoubleTree by Hilton

Opening Spring 2023

"Abilene will be well prepared to handle large conventions and please the most fastidious visitor."  -Conrad Hilton, Abilene Reporter-News | 1927

It will be a happy homecoming when a full-service convention Hilton property returns to downtown Abilene. From 1927-1945, the Hilton Hotel set a new standard of hospitality in downtown Abilene. Fast forward 76 years as Abilene eagerly awaits the DoubleTree by Hilton to open its doors, once again setting the scene and hosting bustling activity in the heart of Abilene. Read about the groundbreaking here

  • 200 Guest Rooms

  • Three-Meal Restaurant with Private Dining

  • Lobby Bar/Lounge or Room Service

  • Pool Deck with an Entertainment Suite

  • Ballroom: 12,151 square feet (divisible by 4)

  • Breakout Rooms: (3) - 4,780 square feet

  • MADEMarket by Hilton

  • Fitness Center

  • High-Speed WiFi

  • In-Room Technology Package

  • DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Business Center

  • Dining, breweries, galleries and museums within walking distance

Abilene Convention Center

Adjacent to the new hotel is the Abilene Convention Center, your complete meeting and event headquarters. Whether you're planning a small meeting or large convention, this facility has the scale and versatility to host any size gathering.


Abilene Convention Center Virtual Tour from City of Abilene, Tx on Vimeo.

Services and Activities

Abilene is big on culture and affordability, and both come with a Texas-size serving of hospitality. A meeting or event in Abilene will bring out the west in you. Discover your own pioneering spirit by exploring new options to create memorable meetings. You can also rely on the Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau for the following services and activities:

  • Meeting Planning: The Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau provides an in-depth meeting planners guide to assist you in planning the perfect conference. You can rely on an ACVB professional meeting coordinator to attend pre-conference planning sessions, in Abilene. We will provide valuable information and suggestions tailored to your needs.

  • Registration: Reasonable on-site registration assistance is always free for conventions with 100 or more attendees. Custom name badges can be produced before the conference. We also offer eco-friendly “goodie” bags containing Abilene information and discounts.

  • Tours & Activities: The ACVB will assist you in creating a memorable tour or after-hours event. We assist in coordinating spouse and children tours, entertainment, speakers, transportation and catering.

  • Media Coverage: Send us a press release and we will notify local media of your event.

  • VIP Gifts: The ACVB can welcome your speakers, board members or other VIPs with a custom gift only Abilene can offer! Check with Convention Services for more information. 800-727-7704.

  • Kick Back and Relax! Enjoy a beautiful evening under the stars at an area ranch or music venue where you can kick up your heels to the music of your favorite band.

  • Memorable Evening in Historic Downtown: Frontier Texas! is a perfect location for an evening function or group tour! This amazing facility allows visitors to meet – at least figuratively — some of the real people who lived and died on the Texas frontier between 1780 and 1880. Unlike a regular museum, Frontier Texas! uses first-person narratives to tell the story of the Texas frontier. Features include a large parade ground area and pavilion. 

  • Walking tour of historic downtown Abilene: Downtown offers you numerous museums and galleries, fine dining and unique shopping experiences. Great for spouse tours or pre-arranged evening functions.

  • Clay Shoot or Golf Tournament

Abilene's central location, accommodating venues, friendly people, and helpful Convention and Visitors Bureau make event planning easy! Get to know our conventions and meetings services and submit your RFP here.

Here you'll find all the information you need to get the ball rolling on planning your next convention or meeting.  There's no better place to host your event than Abilene and we look forward to proving that!

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