Hilton Lafayette completes renovations

The Hilton Lafayette announced the completion of a multi-million dollar renovation including a
makeover of all of the hotel’s 327 guestrooms, meeting space, lobby and
lounge.With the completion of this major renovation, Acadiana now has a first-
class hotel that will satisfy the needs of visitors to the Lafayette area.
  “This will positively affect the economy of Lafayette as many
associations and corporations now have the option of an upscale hotel in
the area,” said Jimmy Thackston, General Manager. “We appreciate the
patience of our clients and guests, and we look forward to providing the
same high level of service our guests have come to expect.”
  Thackston added that in addition to the long-term loyalty the Hilton
Lafayette has encountered from its guests and employees, the hotel received
the coveted Renovation of the Year award from Hilton Hotels Corporation.
“The award specifically recognized the expertise of the staff in handling
this project with little to no impact on our guests given the scope of the
renovation,” Thackston said.
  From floor to ceiling, each guestroom has undergone a complete
renovation to give guests the perfect mix of comfort and elegance. Each
guestroom now features the custom designed Suite Dreams(R) bed by Serta
with fine European- style sheeting, Pacific Coast down duvet and Super
Topper mattress pads, and Pacific Coast Touch of Down pillows. To
accompany the new bedding, the guestrooms feature new mahogany furnishings,
leather ergonomic desk chairs, marble vanity tops, tile showers and
flooring, bathroom fixtures and tub, telephone and voicemail system, and
increased lighting in showers.
  To complement the new guestroom decor, the hotel corridors and lobby
have also taken on a new look: new carpeting, updated public restrooms, and
new furnishings in several sitting areas.
  The renovations continue into the 22,000 square feet of meeting
facilities, which are outfitted with new wireless and audio-visual
technology. Maximilian’s, the hotel’s lounge where guests can enjoy a game
of pool, hors d’oeuvres and dancing, also received a face-lift with new
carpeting, furnishings, wall covering and lighting.
  The Hilton Lafayette is located in the heart of Cajun country, just one
mile from Lafayette’s Oil Center and 10 minutes from all area attractions
and corporations. Nestled on the shore of the city’s Vermilion River, the
Hilton Lafayette is Acadiana’s premiere full-service hotel and conference