$4.3 million in updates coming to the Skirvin Hilton Hotel

(The property, located in Oklahoma City, was last updated in 2007 for roughly $55 million.)

Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation, and Skirvin Partners in Development, the owners of the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in Oklahoma City, are embarking on a $4.3-million renovation project currently under way at the hotel.

The renovation includes all 225 guestrooms and public spaces, including rotunda suites and the presidential suite, guestroom corridors and the lobby area. Renovations to the popular Red Piano Lounge have been completed. Enhancements include updated flooring, tables, seating and a new red piano. Renovations to the Skirvin’s lobby are nearing completion and focus on the addition of natural light. The lobby flooring has also been replaced with granite and marble to reflect the hotel’s original design intent. All remaining improvements will be completed in September.

“The new Skirvin lobby wall coverings reflect the original gothic design intent of developer Bill Skirvin when the hotel originally opened in 1911," said John Weeman, principal of Skirvin Partners in Development.

“The renovations will enhance the guest experience at the Skirvin Hilton, while maintaining the historic significance of the hotel. We are careful to pay attention to the historic nature and beauty of the hotel, as well as meeting the demands of today’s travelers. The Skirvin Hilton Hotel continues to serve as an important part of the city’s past and future,” said Joseph Khairallah, COO of Marcus Hotels & Resorts.

In 2007, Marcus Hotels & Resorts and Skirvin Partners in Development completed a $55-million renovation and restoration of the historic hotel.