James Flick helps redesign The Admiral Hotel Mobile

Hilton Worldwide announced that the Alabama building, The Admiral Hotel Mobile, will join Curio - A Collection by Hilton. The hotel is scheduled to reopen this fall as The Admiral Hotel Mobile, Curio Collection by Hilton following a renovation.

The property originally opened in 1940 and became known as the first building in Mobile to have air conditioning, and had a cocktail lounge, coffee shop, drug store and National Airlines Office. Renovations to the hotel will include updates to the lobby design, restaurants, and public spaces as well as 6,000 square feet of meeting and event space that can seat up to 550 people.

The hotel's two new on-site dining options will include Corner 251, a bakery/café with a new bar and Launch, a restaurant with a menu of American classics.

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The final phase of the hotel's remodel will include a makeover of 155 guestrooms, including five suites on the top floor, as part of a redesign by architect James Flick of Dallas-based project development firm Flick Mars.

The Admiral Hotel Mobile is near the restaurants and shops of the Dauphin Street, and is close to attractions like the Mobile Carnival Museum, Fort Conde and the History Museum of Mobile.