Mississippi hotel plans renovation, rebrand

In Oxford, Miss., the Chancellor's House Hotel is set to rebrand as The Oliver Hotel, Oxford. Oliver Hospitality, a Nashville-based hotel and restaurant management company that purchased the hotel in April 2022, will continue to manage the property. The new name pays homage to The Oliver Hotel in Knoxville, Tenn., which was the first hotel project Oliver Hospitality took on more than 12 years ago. 

“Each Oliver Hotel is location-specific and that’s something to celebrate,” Ethan Orley, managing partner of Oliver Hospitality, said in a statement. “The Oliver Hotel in Oxford will create a sense of belonging uniting the nostalgic spirit of Ole Miss with a modern approach to southern hospitality.”

The renovation project, overseen by Maine-based Mey & Co. Interior Architecture Design Studio, reimagines the hotel's interiors, blending an eclectic aesthetic with classic charm.

The Oliver Hotel, Oxford will expand into 40 rooms and suites with several dining options including three new concepts: a new patio restaurant, a cocktail parlor lounge and a rooftop bar.

The property is slated to reopen in August.