Black Meetings and Tourism

July / August 2018

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B M & T ••• July/August 2018 ••• 14 W hen picking a hotel for a special event many things are brought into consideration. Questions come up like: What theme or ambiance do you want? How many attendees? What's the occasion? One of the advantages of picking from a historical hotel to house a groups' guest is simply the educational value. Many of these prestigious hotels have been up and running for 90+ years. There is a lot of history and experiences that have transpired within these walls over those years. From showcasing world- class entertainment to housing some of the world's most famous people, this list of Historic Hotels are top picks for your next conference, business meeting, family reunion or any other intimate gathering. THE REDMONT HOTEL BIRMINGHAM Newly restored, the 14-story historic landmark features 120 newly renovated guest rooms that embrace the glamour of the 1920s. The Redmont Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, offers guests a boutique hotel experience within walking distance of the flourishing downtown Birmingham entertainment district. The Redmont Hotel is Alabama's oldest operating hotel. When the hotel opened in 1925, it featured ultramodern, lux- urious accommodations including private baths, ceiling fans, and chilled water. The hotel has hosted a number of celebri- ties, politicians, and athletes throughout the years including Hank Williams, George Wallace, and Kareem Abdul-Jabaar. In 1983, The Redmont was inducted into the National Register of Historic Places. The Redmont has many unique spaces for any occasion; the property boasts 3,600 sq. ft. of meeting space, which includes two boardrooms as well as two luxurious ballrooms connected by a charming mezzanine and New Orleans style Credit: meinzahn Copyright: Meinzahn

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