34th Annual AJHA Convention
Oklahoma City   |   Oct. 8-10, 2015

Convention contacts

Convention Coordinator
Caryl Cooper

Registration Coordinator
Erika Pribanic-Smith

Program Coordinator
David Vergobbi
Convention sponsors

Skirvin Hilton Hotel

William Balser Skirvin staked his claim to land on the Oklahoma frontier as an original "89er" before making his fortune as an oil and real estate tycoon.

He built the Skirvin Hotel in 1910-11 and lived in a suite on the hotel's ninth floor with his three children, one of whom was socialite Perla Mesta (U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg; pictured below with First Lady Bess Truman, left, and President Harry Truman).

Once billed as the "finest hotel in the Southwest," the Skirvin has had presidents, dignitaries, athletes, singers, and actors among its guests.

The hotel closed in 1988 and sat vacant for 19 years, but the Hilton chain bought it in 2007. The Skirvin has maintained its historic architecture and charm while offering amenities for the modern hotel guest.

Consistently honored as an outstanding hotel by organizations such as AAA, TripAdvisor, and US News & World Report, the Skirvin is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

 The hotel's art deco Park 
 Avenue Grill
serves breakfast,
 lunch, and dinner as well as
 brunch on Sundays, while its
 Red Piano Lounge
offers wine,
 beer, cocktails, and appetizers
 in an "atmosphere of laid-back
 luxury," with live jazz during
 happy hour (2:30-4:30 p.m. 

 The hotel is located near the
 district as well as the historic Paseo Arts District and Deep Deuce neighborhood.

Skirvin Hilton Hotel
One Park Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Skirvin at Night (cropped), Matthew Rutledge, used under Creative Commons License.

Book your room

Questions about hotel arrangements should be directed to Convention Coordinator Caryl Cooper.

Booking deadline: 12 a.m. Sept. 6

The deadline to book a room in the AJHA block has passed.

The hotel may still have rooms available at its regular rates.

Call 405-272-3040 or visit the hotel website.

Early check-out policy

Please note, the hotel charges a fee equivalent to one night's stay (plus tax) if you check out prior to your reserved check-out date. To avoid the early checkout fee, you should advise The Skirvin Hilton at or before check-in of any change in your planned length of stay.

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