Boutique hotel in St. Paul opens today
The new Western Front Hotel in St. Paul will open today, Feb. 12.
Creative Boutique Hotels and Cornerstone Hospitality partnered with Interior Image Group to turn the 1920s-ara building into a destination for outdoor tourists.
“Since guests from all over will be staying at the Western Front, we knew we had to strike a delicate balance,” Patti Tritschler, president of IGG, stated. “Our goal was to preserve the authenticity and history of the building while also creating something new that would add value to the community.”
Cornerstone Hospitality financed the $7.76 million project with federal historic tax credits and federal grants. The company also received a $250,000 grant from the Virginia Tourism Growth Fund and several low-interest loans.
The hotel has 30 rooms, a music hall and outdoor areas, all featuring rustic décor. Martin’s Restaurant, serving farm-to-table Appalachian cuisine, is inside.
Cornerstone Hospitality plans to open another hotel n the spring, The Weyanoke in Farmville.