AL (August 26, 2008) – After eight months of extensive renovations, The
Hotel at Auburn University reopens all of its 236 new guestrooms just in
time for the hotel’s 20th anniversary. Spacious rooms, special pet-friendly
rooms, and VIP suites are the highlights of the makeover. Featuring
the latest in technology and ultimate comfort in furnishings and finishings
that reflect its alma mater, the new guestrooms provide football fans,
business travelers, and families with all the comforts of home while surrounding
them with Tiger Spirit.
“The hotel opened its doors on September 30, 1988 to serve the city
of Auburn and Auburn University, and we are excited that we are reopening
the renovated guestrooms and suites to commemorate this occasion,” said
Hans van der Reijden, Managing Director of The Hotel at Auburn University.
“It is with great pride that we are able to continue to serve this great
community with all of the modern luxuries that guests have come to expect
The hotel began the multi-million dollar room upgrades in December 2007,
and the changes can be seen as soon as the elevator doors open. Artwork
depicting significant historic moments related to Auburn University now
adorn the hallway walls. Images from World War II tanks decorated
in Tiger paraphernalia to winning moments in Tiger football tell the stories
of the university and tie together the past, present and future.
The future makes its presence known with state-of-the-art plasma screen
televisions, cordless phones, wireless Internet, microwaves and refrigerators
that can be found in every room along with stunning new light fixtures
and extremely spacious wooden desks. Guestrooms now feature solid
wood doors decorated with molding that open into a lovely tiled entryway
converging with new carpeting. Subtle influences of the university’s
colors can be found in the rooms’ furnishings, linens and curtains.
The walls are adorned with artwork depicting the campus, giving the rooms
a true sense of place. In addition to the rooms, the hallways are
lighter and brighter with new wallpaper and light fixtures.
All bathrooms were rebuilt from the bottom up. The bathtubs were
replaced with much larger, tiled walk-in showers, opening up the entire
room. Softer lighting from stylish wall sconces illuminates the dark
wood and granite-topped vanities, and wood-framed mirrors provide a touch
The hotel also boasts nine brand new luxury suites that were converted
from 18 former guestrooms. Featuring wet-bars, hardwood flooring,
flat screen televisions, a spacious sitting area for entertaining, and
French doors leading into the bedroom, the suites provide the ultimate
VIP experience. The suites are on the top floor of the hotel, offering
prime views of the university’s campus, Samford Hall and downtown Auburn,
and are perfect for special occasions and VIP guests.
For family pets and guests of the College of Veterinary Medicine, the
hotel has designated 10 special pet-friendly rooms that offer bamboo flooring,
specially treated fabric, no exposed wires, and food and water bowls to
provide all the comforts of home for four-legged travelers.
Aside from the rooms, the hotel swimming pool area has also been completely
resurfaced and has been updated with new lounge furniture and tables.
Beautiful and fragrant herb gardens now line the pool grounds, providing
the hotel’s restaurant’s chefs with the freshest ingredients for meals.
To book a stay in one of The Hotel at Auburn University’s new rooms,
please call the sales department at (334)-821-8200 or visit www.auhcc.com.
Centrally located near the shops and restaurants of downtown Auburn,
AL, The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center is situated
on the charming campus of Auburn University, just a short walk from the
quaint historic downtown Auburn and a diverse array of cultural and entertainment
attractions. With 22,000 square feet of renovated meeting space,
15 richly appointed function rooms, two formal ballrooms, and a specially
equipped auditorium, the hotel can easily accommodate small group functions
or lavish weddings. Whether in town for the big game, a special party,
or a productive business meeting, the hotel’s 236 newly renovated guestrooms
and suites offer true Southern hospitality in an ideal setting. For
a true taste of Italy visit Ariccia Trattoria & Bar, located inside
the hotel. An open kitchen and outdoor terrace seating add character
to this restaurant which serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, cocktails, Sunday
Brunch, and offers take-out service. Ariccia features a lounge, espresso
bar and unique wine list, and has a private dining room for special events.
Open seven days a week from 6:30-10:00 p.m. The property is managed
by the Atlanta-based West Paces Hotel Group. For additional information
or reservations, please call (800) 228-2876 or visit www.auhcc.com.