HP Hotels to manage 2 Alabama Hilton soft-brand hotels

Rhaglan Hospitality has selected HP Hotels to manage the Redmont Hotel Birmingham, Curio Collection by Hilton and the St. James Hotel Selma, Tapestry Collection by Hilton properties in Alabama. Each of the hotels feature extensive renovations.  

“We’re excited to manage these irreplaceable assets for Rhaglan Hospitality. They have been restored to honor and reflect their heritage, while providing a unique experience for modern guests,” HP Hotels CEO Kerry Ranson said in a statement. “These properties also complement our growing portfolio of independent boutique properties.” 

“Kerry and the HP Hotels team are a great fit,” said Jim Lewis of Birmingham-based Rhaglan Hospitality. Lewis shares ownership in the properties along with his wife, Kelly Rushin Lewis. “They understand our strategic and lifestyle goals for these wonderful hotels and our commitment to these communities and they also have extensive experience in and knowledge of these markets.” 

The Redmont Hotel Birmingham, Curio Collection by Hilton  

The 14-story Redmont Hotel Birmingham is one of Alabama's oldest operating hotels, dating back to 1925. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. 

Following a multimillion-dollar renovation, aided by Alabama Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits and tax incentives from the city of Birmingham, the hotel reopened as part of the Curio Collection by Hilton brand with 120 guestrooms, nearly 3,000 square feet of meeting space, the Harvest Restaurant & Bar, the 2101 Café and The Roof rooftop lounge. The hotel is 6 miles from the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport and a short walk from the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Complex and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. 

St. James Hotel, Tapestry Collection by Hilton  

Following a multimillion-dollar property development, renovation and new construction undertaken by Rhaglan Hospitality, the 55-room St. James Hotel, Tapestry Collection by Hilton opened in January 2021 in Selma, Ala.’s downtown historic district, adjacent to the Edmund Pettus Bridge and the Alabama River. The main building of the hotel was constructed in 1836. It is the only riverfront pre-Civil War-era hotel still in existence.   

The guestrooms have original oil paintings and the common areas have period antiques. The hotel also has the Sterling Restaurant & Bar.