Members of the Shreveport Hilton team, elected officials and downtown supporters help cut the ribbon on the newly-renovate Shreveport Hilton Hotel downtown.

The Hilton is filled with art by local artists. This large lobby commission is called “A Louisiana Expression in Blue” by Ron Smith.

One big change upon entering the lobby is the extended lobby bar area. The lobby can now seat over 100 patrons.

Nov. 20, 2019 UPDATE– The Hilton Shreveport (the world class business hotel we fondly know as the Hilton Downtown) is in the final days of a big new ‘do. Work on a massive re-do of the lobby, the bar, restaurant, meeting rooms, common spaces…even of wiring and lighting, is coming to an end. Plans are to officially re-christen the hotel on Wednesday, Dec. 4. If you haven’t been by lately, you’re in for a surprise at the change. Let’s take a little tour.

The Mood Board, showing all the color, texture and furniture changes coming!

The new lighter tile brightens up the entire lobby area. The tile will be complemented with new furnishings, wall coverings, light tones, and local art!

Peering into the bar construction zone. The bar is expanding- yay! – with all new everything. Check out the mod tile.


What a change in the restaurant! Wood tone floors, all new seating, lights, buffet bar, entrance, finishes. It looks great.

We love the fact that cozy booths have been installed in the restaurant. Love the natural wicker light covers.

Yes, that IS white subway tile you noticed on the wall. All the orange tile is gone, replaced with modern subway tiles. The color scheme of white, charcoal gray and wood tones is modern, but warm and comfortable at the same time.

Each of the rooms is getting a refresh, too. This is an example of some of the new case goods – also known as furniture!

The hallways on each floor show off the new updated colors of grays, blues and creams.

Come to this event and see the changes for yourself! We think this is going to be the event that people look forward to every year, a perfect event for the holiday season.

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For the next several months, the Shreveport Hilton hotel is going to be occupied by a  number of people wearing hardhats as the entire 300+ room facility gets a serious makeover!

By The Numbers -311 Rooms Total -20 Double Queens Become Kings -12th Floor Hilton Executive Lounge Added -Guest Room Case Good (Furniture and All) Refresh Required Every 12 Years -70″ Lighted Vanities Added to Each Room -CAT6 Wiring Upgrades to Each Room -40 Chairs Added in Bar Extension

New Room Look

Work will be extensive, but guests might not even know it’s happening. Entire floors will be off limits as the rooms are converted and once one floor is finished, the work will move to the next. The Hilton brand requires upgrades in room furnishings and look every 12 years, but in addition to the room upgrades will be: a floor tile and wall vinyl refresh of the lobby and meeting spaces, removal of

The Design Board!

the ‘pony wall’ in the Market 104 restaurant to expand seating to 100, opening up the flow of space from the bar area to the lobby, and the addition of a 12th floor Hilton ‘Executive’ lounge. The popular swimming pool overlooking downtown and the fitness room overlooking Cross Bayou will remain.

In the rooms, expect new desks, entertainment centers, wall vinyl, carpeting, tub refurbishment, 70″ LED-lighted vanities (perfect for makeup application) and large new showers in the King rooms. Upgraded Cat6 wiring will support the new Hilton ‘Connected Room’ platform- similar

Hilton’s Lobby Bar

to a Hilton ‘Alexa’ to control streaming entertainment, thermostat and lighting with simply a voice command.

All the work is supposed to be completed by the first of December so expect a ribbon cutting and client event to happen then.