A newly transformed Samuel Elbert Hotel reopened its doors “after decades”, yesterday, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Elberton Mayor Larry Guest, Elberton City Council members, City Manager, Lanier Dunn; Bowman Mayor, Betty Jo Maxwell; County Commissioners, State Representative, Tom McCall; representatives from the NE Regional Commission; and many others-were a few among many participants cheering the hotel opening.
Built in 1925, this well constructed and impressive structure, situated in the heart of the city of Elberton, GA, offers an unforgettable, unique stay, as the first luxury hotel in the county, of this century.
Following a multimillion-dollar renovation by the City of Elberton, the ‘new’ hotel sports “lovely views (of the Town Square) from most every window.” Keeping within its classic architectural profile, guests will find modernized, convenient features with a contemporary feel through a welcoming lobby and full-service restaurant. The hotel proudly displays upscale furniture, flooring, lighting and spectacular artwork. It doesn’t stop there- every guest room boasts a palette of onyx and cream, with striking touches, impressive architecture, and modern accent colors.
Close to all Elbert County amenities, such as golf at Arrowhead Pointe, Elberton’s own historic downtown, Bowman’s antiques, the Georgia Guidestones, and recreation activities at both Lake Russell and Bobby Brown State Parks, the Samuel Elbert Hotel literally puts you in the middle of everything!
How does this relate to economic development? Development Authority spokesperson, Rusty Warner, states: “It shows investment back into the community which creates jobs, while simultaneously revitalizing our historic downtown.” According to Warner, “ It also demonstrates the type of investment others need to consider. Not only is this a beautiful asset for the downtown Square, I also consider the hotel the pinnacle of what we are striving for throughout the entire county.”