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Discover Hilton Fort Worth, as President John F. Kennedy gave his last address in the hotel's Crystal Ballroom on November 22, 1963.

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Hilton Fort Worth, a member of Historic Hotels of America since 2016, dates back to 1921.


Hilton Fort Worth was constructed during the “Roaring Twenties,” in which flappers, the radio, and the Art Deco movement defined the age.

Listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, the Hilton Fort Worth has been among the most luxurious hotels in Texas since 1920. This brilliant historic hotel originally debuted as the Hotel Texas, which was designed by a team of architects from the firms Sanguinet & Staats and Mauran, Russell, & Crowell. Its amazing Beaux Arts-style façade is still one of the most recognizable landmarks in downtown Fort Worth. Among the many illustrious guests to visit the hotel over years was President John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline Kennedy. The two stayed in Room 850 when they visited the greater Dallas area in 1963. President Kennedy even addressed the media in the building’s celebrated Crystal Ballroom. Unfortunately, this speech would prove to be Kennedy’s last, as he was assassinated hours later at Dealey Plaza.

The hotel has since undergone a series of extensive renovations that have sought to preserve its historical integrity. It underwent the first of several major renovations in 1968, which involved splitting the original two-story lobby into two floors. The architects working on the project also added an annex that crossed Commerce Street. Its owners at the time—Sheraton Hotels and Resorts—initiated the construction in the hope that the hotel would appeal to the travelers visiting the nearby Fort Worth Convention Center. The hotel then underwent another major renovation when it was sold to new owners nearly a decade later. Led by architects from the firm Jarvis, Putty, & Jarvis, the building received an marvelous atrium in between the wings of its original “U” shaped tower. This amazing historic hotel is now cared for by Hilton Hotels & Resorts as the Hilton Fort Worth.

  • Famous Historic Guests +
    John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States (1961 – 1963) Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, First Lady of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy.

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