The Valley Hotel (known previously as the Hilton Curio Collection Hotel Homewood) is a 5-story, 129-room full-service hotel located on 18th Street at 28th Avenue South in Homewood. The project, which includes redevelopment of the former Wolf Camera store for Edgar's Bakery, Little Donkey and Rodney Scott's BBQ, was developed by Mike Mouron of Capstone Real Estate Investments. BGKT Architects of Memphis, Tennessee designed the hotel. Robins & Morton was the general contractor.
The original proposal for a 7-story, 127-room hotel was rejected by the Homewood Planning Commission out of concern for the height of the building and the provisions for parking. The redesigned project was approved by the city, with an agreement to allow spaces in the existing SoHo parking garage to count toward parking minimums. The Homewood City Council also approved a 75% rebate in lodging taxes, capped at $10 million over a 20-year period, as a financial incentive for the project.
The Valley Hotel opened in January 2021. Its in-house restaurant is called Ironwood Kitchen + Cocktails.
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