Community members used to call The Avalon Hotel downtown’s “apple of the eye.”
After several decades of aging, it lost some of that glamor, but executives say today marks a positive change for the hotel.
The hotel that was once owned by Hilton, is undergoing a major rebranding project.
Executives tell us the attraction won’t get back to where it was in the 1970’s; they say it’ll be even better.
The project begins with a total interior renovation, and then they’ll move on to the exterior.
100 rooms have already been redone, and they’re working on another 100 already.
From there workers will update the ballrooms.
They say these changes will make the hotel a prime competitor for local tourism, and with a downtown location, executives say the facility will bring more people into the city.
We’re told the renovations are expected to be done around June.
To kickoff the renovations, the hotel held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new restaurant, Bolero.
The restaurant will serve authentic Spanish cuisine.