What's New in Montgomery, Alabama?
Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel Property
Construction is underway on the state’s third Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel property, transforming Montgomery’s Murphy House into the city’s first boutique property in an historic downtown. The luxury hotel will feature 100 rooms and suites, while also offering a restaurant and corporate meeting space. The multi-million dollar, five-star hotel will add a rooftop to the Murphy House’s neighboring warehouse building and a fifth floor to house a bar, restaurant, upper-floor guest rooms and courtyards. Anticipated opening is late 2021.
Historic Fire Station Airbnb
Uniquely situated in Cottage Hill's historic Five Points Fire Station with picturesque views overlooking downtown, this modern, updated loft is a one-of-a-kind space, perfect for unwinding or entertaining after a long day of traveling or exploring. Located directly on the historic Selma-to-Montgomery Trail and one block away from EJI'S National Memorial for Peace & Justice, this recently restored loft is just minutes from numerous historic sites and other attractions in downtown Montgomery. For the Airbnb listing, visit https://bit.ly/2I0Hp6z.
Vintage Hospitality’s New Opening – Ravello
Located within the restored City Fed development at 36 and 46 Commerce Street in downtown Montgomery, Vintage Hospitality’s flagship Italian restaurant, Ravello, will feature simple and thoughtful dishes inspired by Italy's Amalfi Coast. With an old-world approach, Ravello’s authentic Italian dishes will highlight versatile and local Southern ingredients. Patrons will enjoy seafood and pasta highlights as well as specialty cocktails, handpicked beer and wine. Anticipated opening is Spring 2021. For more information, visit https://www.ravellomgm.com/.
The Equal Justice Initiative’s National Memorial for Peace & Justice and Legacy Museum
The National Memorial for Peace & Justice and Legacy Museum have both officially reopened with new exhibits. However, tickets are required due to limited capacity and social distancing precautions. The memorial has also announced extended nighttime viewing hours made available on the weekends. Located outdoors on a six-acre park, this sacred space is the nation’s first and only memorial dedicated to the legacy of enslaved African Americans who died by lynching. Since opening to the public in April 2018, the thought-provoking cultural experience has been visited by more than 800,000 visitors.