Iconic Alabama Hotel Joins Hilton’s Curio Collection

Hilton Worldwide is adding to its upscale Curio portfolio.

By Ioana Neamt, Associate Editor

Hilton Worldwide is adding to its upscale Curio portfolio. The Virginia-based hospitality giant recently announced that The Admiral Hotel Mobile in Alabama will join its Curio – A Collection by Hilton brand.

The Admiral Hotel Mobile in Alabama
The Admiral Hotel Mobile in Alabama

The historic 12-story hotel will re-open in the fall of 2015 following a multimillion-dollar renovation undertaken by The Thrash Group of Hattiesburg, Miss. and architect James Flick of Dallas-based Flick Mars. Upgrades include a complete makeover of the 155 guest rooms, two new on-site dining options, 6,000 square feet of meeting and event space, as well as improvements to the lobby design, restaurants and public spaces.

Located at 251 Government St. in the heart of Mobile’s cultural and business district, The Admiral Semmes Hotel first opened in 1940 and was the first building in the city to feature air conditioning. In its heyday, the hotel welcomed guests such as Elvis Presley and Bob Hope.

The Admiral Hotel Mobile is conveniently located within walking distance of the popular Dauphin St. and close to attractions such as the History Museum of Mobile, Fort Conde and the Mobile Carnival Museum.

“We are excited for The Admiral Hotel Mobile to join Curio’s global collection of 50 properties and 13,000 rooms open or in various stages of development and soon to be welcoming guests who are equally as curious and passionate about traveling the world,” said Matt Wehling, senior vice president of development, North America, Hilton Worldwide.

The Curio brand was first introduced in June 2014 and includes, among others, the Astor St. Honore in Paris and Chicago’s LondonHouse hotel.

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