Yesterday, the historic Mayfair Hotel in St. Louis reopened as the Magnolia Hotel.
The property closed in late 2013 for a multi-million dollar renovation and reopened as a boutique property. More than 100 people attended the opening celebration, including Executive Director of the St. Louis Development Corporation Otis Williams, Alderwoman Phyllis Young and President of the Explore St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission Kathleen “Kitty” Ratcliffe. (They're in good company: The Mayfair, in its heyday, saw Douglas Fairbanks, Cary Grant, Irving Berlin, John Barrymore, and Presidents Harry Truman and Lyndon Johnson.)
Nice touch: At the ceremony, a magnolia garland was strung between a 1925 Ford Model T (representing the year the hotel originally opened) and a Tesla, the house car for the new hotel.
In downtown St. Louis, the 182-room Magnolia is within walking distance of numerous attractions. Perks include complimentary breakfast, an evening beer-and-wine reception and downtown town car transportation.
To celebrate the hotel's rebranding, a grand opening rate has been announced starting at $199 per night through December 31.
For reservations, visit www.magnoliahotels.com.