Hilton Palacio Del Rio Announces San Antonio Zoo Partnership

Press Conference to be held Friday, Feb. 28 at 10 a.m.

This information originated in American English.

February 21, 2014

SAN ANTONIO - Hilton Palacio del Rio today announced a partnership with the San Antonio Zoo. In 2014, the Zoo celebrates its 100th birthday. To commemorate this auspicious occasion, the Zoo will open Zootennial Plaza in March, featuring a one-of-a-kind carousel with animals from Texas and the San Antonio Zoo. Hilton Palacio del Rio will display the Zoo's Whooping Crane carousel figurine in the hotel lobby through March 31, 2014. Additionally, Hilton Palacio del Rio is participating in the celebration by displaying "ZOO 100" on its exterior balcony lights throughout March.

"For 100 years, the Zoo has been one of San Antonio's most visited attractions," said Robert Thrailkill, general manager, Hilton Palacio del Rio. "We are pleased to partner in celebrating the San Antonio ‘Zootennial'."

Hilton Palacio del Rio and the San Antonio Zoo will announce a Zootennial visitor's package at a press conference on Friday, February 28 at 10 a.m. in the hotel lobby. Attendees will be able to view the Whooping Crane carousel figurine and visit a live zoo animal while learning more about this ‘Zootennial' partnership. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP to caroline.floyd@hilton.com.

Media can access additional information about Hilton Palacio del Rio at http://news.hilton.com/palaciodelrio.

Hilton Palacio del Rio
Located on the famous River Walk in beautiful downtown San Antonio, Hilton Palacio del Rio is only two blocks from the world-famous Alamo, and not far from two PGA Tour courses, theSan Antonio Zoo, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Sea World, the San Antonio Convention Center and the Alamodome. Recent renovations have transformed this iconic River Walk hotel to convey a contemporary flavor within a hacienda setting. Hilton Palacio del Rio offers several dining options, flexible meeting space, a pool and fitness center and is the only hotel in downtown San Antonio that features a private balcony in every room.

San Antonio Zoo
The San Antonio Zoo is celebrating its centennial "Zootennial" in 2014! For one hundred years, the Zoo has provided remarkable animal care and continues to nurture a diverse and thriving plant collection, while consistently offering a recreational and educational experience to over one million guests annually. The Zoo is a non-profit organization and is one of only 223 zoos in the nation, which is accredited by the prestigious Association of Zoos and Aquariums.The Zoo is open 365 days a year.


Brian Getman
Hilton Palacio del Rio
+1 210 270 0757

Caroline Floyd
Hilton Palacio del Rio
+1 210 224 3362

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