ABILENE, TX – The Abilene Convention Center Hotel Development Corp. will break ground Friday on a new full-service conference hotel in downtown Abilene. The fanfare will take place Oct. 15, 9 am, onsite, North 6th Street and Cypress, adjacent to the Abilene Convention Center. The public is invited.
The new DoubleTree by Hilton will bring 17, 000-square feet of meeting space, 200-rooms of lodging, fullservice dining, a pool deck, rooftop bar, and other heart-warming amenities to heart of the Abilene’s bustling arts and business district. Guests and convention goers can stay within walking distance of event venues, restaurants, breweries, shops, museums, and the city’s famous storybook sculpture collection. Construction is anticipated to take 18 months, with an opening date in Spring 2023.
“This groundbreaking ceremony represents over three decades of hard work and dedication from men and women in this community,” said Abilene Mayor Anthony Williams. “Today, we celebrate that and continue their work for an even better Abilene. We want to create opportunities for all, and this accomplishment represents that value. This is a giant win for the Abilene of tomorrow.” Adding lodging to the development mix in downtown Abilene has been a longtime goal for the city. The area’s renaissance started 30 years ago with the revival of key historic landmarks, cultural venues and meeting spaces, entertainment, dining, and retail. Residential followed, and that urban lifestyle has launched Abilene into a top draw for entrepreneurial millennials.