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Jones PR leads strategic public relations and communications for Skirvin Hilton’s $4.3 million renovation

Darla Shelden Story by on October 7, 2016 . Click on author name to view all articles by this author. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.
Newly renovated guest rooms now available at the historic Skirvin Hilton, in the midst of a major renovation to be completed this year. Photo Provided

Newly renovated guest rooms now available at the historic Skirvin Hilton, in the midst of a major renovation to be completed this year. Photo Provided

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Jones PR is leading strategic public relations and communications efforts for the renovation and revitalization effort at the historic Skirvin Hotel, which many consider the top hotel in Oklahoma City.

Owners of the iconic hotel are spending $4.3 million on the project, scheduled for completion this fall.

“As we transform The Skirvin Hilton Hotel into a modern luxury destination, we sought a communications partner with national hotel, travel and tourism experience,” said The Skirvin Hilton General Manager Gerald Rappaport. “Jones PR’s experience with historic properties, combined with extensive expertise in digital and traditional marketing, is a perfect fit for us.”

The Skirvin Hilton Hotel ownership said they would rely on Jones PR for strategic counsel, content marketing, community outreach and media services to showcase its prestigious brand and luxurious property.

“The Skirvin Hilton is Oklahoma’s most widely-acclaimed world-class hotel. It is an honor to represent this grand hotel that is a significant part of our state’s history,” said Jones PR President Brenda Jones Barwick, APR. “We are looking forward to re-introducing The Skirvin’s timeless elegance and hospitality to our community and visitors to Oklahoma City.”

U.S. News & World Report recognized The Skirvin Hilton Hotel as one of the 2014 Best Hotels in the USA, ranking as the #1 Hotel in Oklahoma City and the state of Oklahoma. The hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was named one of the best hotel meeting destinations, receiving a prestigious Pinnacle Award from Successful Meetings.

The Skirvin originally opened in 1911 and is know for five generations of history — hosting oil barons, dignitaries, movie stars, political leaders and presidents ever since. In 2007, Skirvin Partners in Development, Marcus Hotels & Resorts and Hilton set out to return the hotel to its original glory. The reopening event was designated an official Oklahoma Centennial event. The facility has earned a AAA Four Diamond rating every year and received the Mayor’s Development Award for best downtown development.

The Skirvin Hilton Hotel is owned and operated by Marcus Hotels & Resorts, in partnership with Skirvin Partners in Development. The hotel features 225 luxuriously appointed guest rooms, including 20 one-bedroom suites, one presidential suite and 18,500 square feet of premiere meeting and pre-function space. It is home to the upscale Park Avenue Grill restaurant and Red Piano lounge.

The Skirvin Hilton Hotel is located at One Park Avenue in Oklahoma City. For information,  visit www.skirvinhilton.com  and follow on Facebook and Twitter.

Jones PR was formed in 2001 and is a leading national integrated communications and public affairs agency with international partners through PROI Worldwide www.proi.org.  Visit www.jones.pr for more information.

A $4.3 million renovation project is underway at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City. Photo provided.

A $4.3 million renovation project is underway at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City. Photo provided.

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