online press kit

Built in 1911, closed in 1988, downtown Oklahoma City's historic Skirvin Hotel reopened on
February 26, 2007 as the Skirvin Hilton.
The reopening of the Skirvin is designated an official Oklahoma Centennial event.
for information


Skirvin Hilton website

news releases

story ideas/contact info

2007 Skirvin Hilton media coverage
(Miss America helps Skirvin celebrate birthday, Skirvin receives AAA high honor, opening,)

history of the Skirvin by Dr. Bob Blackburn, Director, Oklahoma Historical Society

Skirvin Hilton fact sheet

1911-2007 Skirvin timeline

Hilton Reservations

Marcus Hotels website

Marcus Corporation website

Project Architect:
Kahler Slater

General Contractor:
Flintco Inc

Interior Design: Duncan Miller Design

Doug Loudenback Skirvin blog(w/photos)

Doug's latest photo tour of Skirvin renovation

Skirvin Hilton fact sheet and drawings


Archive Photos
right click to download jpg file

Skirvin under construction 1911

original lobby

1930 expansion

Skirvin Tunnel approx 1930's

small ballroom approx 1930's

lobby chandelier approx 1930's

Original coffee shop drawing 1930

Venetian Room drawing 1930

Restaurant and coffee shop approx 1940's

Skirvin in the 1950's

Glenn Ford at Skirvin-1957

Pearl Mesta at Skirvin-1957

Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis at Skirvin 1956
(with George James)

VP Nixon at Skirvin-1959

VP Nixon at Skirvin-1959 (2)

President Eisenhower at Skirvin-1957

OKC Skirvin billboard- 1950's

Front desk staff-1950s

Bell Captain's desk-1950's

Coffee Shop staff-1950's

Skirvin brochure cover-1950's

Dan James-owner 1945-1962

Skirvin in the 1960's

 Silver Glade Rooms

Sitting Room

Skirvin 1930's postcard

download 1911 Daily Oklahoman headlines of Skirvin Opening

link to Oklahoma Co. historic Skirvin photos

Current Photos

Current Photos of the new Skirvin Hilton and photos from opening day are now posted on a special site. To access,
click here for instructions

Feb 19 Skirvin Lobby

Feb 19 Second Floor Mezzanine

Feb 19 Grand Ballroom chandaliers

Feb 16 Ballroom entrance

Feb 16 Ballroom entrance #2

Feb 16 hotel exterior at night#1

Feb 16 hotel exterior at night#2

Feb 15 hotel exterior#1

Feb 15 hotel exterior #2

Feb 15 hotel exterior #3

Feb 15 hotel exterior #4

Feb 15 hotel exterior #5

Feb 15 14th floor plaster design on 14th floor ceilings

Feb 15 new pic of booth in Park Ave Grill

exterior of hotel

Park Ave Grill-first floor restaurant

14th floor Venetian Room

new front desk (including segments of original)

2nd floor Grand Ballroom

2nd floor staircase

Furniture being moved into hotel

Continental Room chandeliers being uncrated
(pictured, Tom Connell, Armstrong Logistics)

Former hotel manager George James and sister Dannie Bea Hightower tour Skirvin Hilton (Their father Dan James owned Skirvin from 1945-1962)