• The Historic Palmer House Hilton Opens Palmer House Museum

     
    POSTED May 17, 2013
     

    Since opening in 1871, the hotel has hosted countless world leaders, heads of state and celebrities. Additionally, the Palmer House Hilton has been the site of some of the nation’s most important events such as the campaigns for presidency for Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.

The historic Palmer House Hilton has recently opened the Palmer House Museum, located inside the hotel, to showcase the landmark’s extensive history. Since opening in 1871, the hotel has hosted countless world leaders, heads of state and celebrities. Additionally, the Palmer House Hilton has been the site of some of the nation’s most important events such as the campaigns for presidency for Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.

Ken Price, the hotel’s resident historian helped to create the museum. Price has been with the hotel for nearly 30 years and leads visitors through the museum and hotel with the History is Hott presentation and tour. "Our History is Hott tour has been incredibly successful and now, with the new museum, the tour is truly extraordinary," says Price. "The Palmer House has a long and impressive history and to be able to share that with visitors is just wonderful."

Some of the items in the museum include a scrapbook of Bertha Palmer, china used for the historic dinner held for the return of President Ulysses S. Grant from an around the world trip and a sterling silver beer stein used by Mark Twain. The museum additionally has an audio portion featuring recently discovered masters of recordings made in both the Empire and Victorian rooms. After the museum, guests tour the hotel and see many of the rooms closed to the public, as well as two recently unearthed paintings of James and Dolly Madison.

The Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre completed its $24 million renovation of the entire hotel and conference center. Renovations began in 2020. 

The North Dallas conference center hotel renovation includes a full redesign of all 503 guest rooms, lobby and public areas, and food and beverage outlets. Additionally, the hotel’s 55,000-square-feet of meeting space was updated with new furnishings, technology upgrades, and the addition of a new 6,600-square-foot Lakeside Ballroom. 

 

Anchorage is a city like none other—making it a popular choice for hosting meetings and events.

Through the tall windows of the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage, meeting attendees can gaze out toward Cook Inlet, which stretches all the way to the Gulf of Alaska and toward mountains—some snow-capped—representing several ranges. They may even see an eagle fly by or see one of the 1,500 moose that are said to roam Alaska’s largest city. It’s easy to see why it’s said that Anchorage is a city like none other in the United States.

 

In early March, Meeting Professionals International released a statement regarding the invasion of Ukraine: 

“In a show of support for the people of Ukraine, MPI will immediately suspend business with all companies in Russia. In addition, any plans to formalize a chapter in Russia will be paused….We remain concerned for the well-being of our community and our MPI members in Russia and Ukraine who were already seeking to climb out of the shadow of this pandemic and are now experiencing these unprecedented challenges.”