Built in 1925, The Redmont Hotel is primly located in Birmingham’s Central Business District. At opening, it was billed as “Birmingham’s most modern hotel,” and featured a 2-story lobby atrium, private bathrooms, chilled water and ceiling fans, all unusual for a hotel at that time.
Over the years, the hotel has had a number of notable historical moments. It survived a robbery shootout in the 1930s and a fire in the 1940s. In 1952, country singer Hank Williams spend his last night here. The Redmont has played host to gubernatorial campaigns, and at one time was time owned by an investment group of NBA players including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The hotel remains on the National Register of Historic Places.
These days, this historic space is operating as a fully remodeled and updated Curio Collection by Hilton hotel, complete with a full service restaurant, fitness center and ball rooms for events.
Images: Birmingham Public Library Archives