Wednesday, January 31, 2007

US Grant Hotel

After being closed for 2 years, the US Grant Hotel opened last October after a $52 million renovation. Stu commented yesterday that it was purchased by the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation. The restoration is a tribute to the 18th president of the United States, as during Ulysses S. Grant's presidency he set aside 640 acres of land for the tribe. His son, Ulysses S. Grant, Jr built the hotel in 1910. The restoration includes Wi-Fi throughout, original one of a kind artworks, handmade silk carpets, and decor in marble, granite, and gold leaf. Above is a photo in the main lobby. Click here to see a photo of the lobby from 1928.


Blogger Louz said...

Looks quite elegant, very grand in an 18th century way. They did a really nice restoration, didn't they?

Thu Feb 01, 12:45:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

il est magnifique. j'aime beaucoup la photo de 1928

it is splendid. I like much the photograph of 1928

Thu Feb 01, 05:09:00 AM PST  
Blogger Rodney said...

Nice Shot. I like this hotel I stayed there once before. The location is perfect and it has a great history.

Thu Feb 01, 10:13:00 PM PST  
Blogger grnidlady said...

i can't wait to go see the restoration in person.

Fri Feb 23, 05:40:00 PM PST  

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