The Admiral Hotel in Mobile, Ala., joins Curio

The Admiral Hotel in Mobile, Ala., will join Curio – A Collection by Hilton. The hotel is scheduled to re-open this fall as The Admiral Hotel Mobile, Curio Collection by Hilton following a multimillion-dollar renovation.

The property originally opened in 1940 and became known as the first building in Mobile to have air conditioning. It 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 functional meeting and event space with state-of-the-art equipment 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, an upscale urban restaurant offering a menu made with fresh ingredients from local fisheries, growers and purveyors, prepared daily.

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

In the heart of Mobile’s historic business, entertainment and cultural district, The Admiral Hotel Mobile is within walking distance of the restaurants and shops of the famed Dauphin Street, and is close to attractions such as Mobile Carnival Museum, Fort Conde and the History Museum of Mobile.