Parsian Esteghlal, formerly known as Royal Tehran Hilton, was designed by the renowned Iranian architect Heyday Ghiaee and opened in 1962, but it has been renovated and expanded over the years. With 15 floors and 552 rooms and suits, Parsian Esteghlal is currently one of the biggest hotels in Iran and offers a wide range of amenities. The hotel has five restaurants that serve international and Persian cuisines, a coffee shop and a lounge. Furnished with state-of-art audiovisual equipments and a capacity of 1000 guests, Darya-ye Noor Hall can host international and national conferences, seminars, wedding receptions as well as banquets. Hotel’s other reception hall, Yas, uniquely caters to women for their convenience and can be used for different events. Parsian Esteghlal includes a sport complex consisting of a tennis court, indoor and outdoor pool, sauna and jacuzzi, massage rooms and gym. Due to its closeness to Tehran International Fair and International Conferences Center has long catered to foreign political, economic and business delegations and diplomats and hosted international as well as national conferences. It is in the vicinity of Tajrish Square , Vali Asr street and a 50-minute drive to Imam Khomeini International Airport.