Hilton Hotels has announced that the historic Heidelberg/Capitol House Hotel in Baton Rouge has received a $60 million restoration and been converted to the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center.The resulting 290-room landmark hotel is located at 201 Lafayette in picturesque downtown Baton Rouge and is adjacent to the Shaw Performing Arts Center and River Center Convention Center, less than five minutes from the state capitol and only three miles from LSU.
The Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center is owned and operated by Capitol House Hotel Operating Company, L.L.C.. under a franchise license agreement with Hilton Inns, Inc., a franchising subsidiary of Beverly Hills-based Hilton Hotels Corporation. The hotel is managed by Prism Hotels.
“With its rich cultural legacy and modern, elegant amenities, the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center is designed to help our guests achieve transformation, productivity and reinvigoration through travel,” said Jeff Diskin, senior vice president, Hilton Brand Management. “We are thrilled to welcome this iconic Baton Rouge landmark to the Hilton brand.”
Built in 1927, the Heidelberg Hotel was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982 but has stood vacant since 1985. The restored facades of the original buildings will now house all the comforts and conveniences offered by modern hospitality.