The Valley Hotel opened on Tuesday in the heart of Homewood, just minutes from downtown Birmingham.
The upscale 129-room boutique hotel is the latest addition to the Curio Collection by Hilton. It combines southern charm and modern lifestyle with allusions to local history in its spacious rooms and suites as well as public art offerings, cook-controlled restaurants and over 7,000 square meters of meeting and event space.
The opening was announced in a press release from Valor Hospitality Partners, the hotel development and management company overseeing the project.
The Valley Hotel is part of Hilton Honors, the loyalty program for Hilton’s 18 different hotel brands.
Located at 2727 18th Street S. in Homewood, the property offers guests easy access to the area’s diverse cultural offerings, including local shops, art galleries and golf courses, as well as the nearby UAB campus, Red Mountain Park and downtown The main attractions of Birmingham.
“The Valley Hotel is an urban retreat in bucolic Homewood and features 129 bespoke guest rooms, including nine suites, evoking the refined and vibrant essence of Homewood,” the press release said. “The fresh color palette of the rooms mimics the natural surroundings of Homewood and the proximity to Red Mountain, while crisp wood and linen accents are reminiscent of classic southern hospitality. Bespoke furniture provides a subtle connection to Homewood’s thriving artistic community. Other amenities include 55-inch LCD TVs, oversized bathrooms, and a curated collection of original artwork by local photographers. “
Additionally, with the opening of The Valley Hotel, three new restaurants – Ironwood Kitchen + Cocktails, The Terrace Bar and The Valley Coffee Co. – will be introduced to Homewood’s burgeoning culinary scene. Curated by Executive Chef Doug Zuk, known in the culinary world for his work in Las Vegas, the hotel’s culinary options pay homage to Birmingham’s industrial heritage in terms of menu and design.
The upscale full-service restaurant Ironwood Kitchen + Cocktails offers cast-iron furniture and cozy dining areas and serves newly designed Mediterranean comfort cuisine with high-quality regional ingredients. The restaurant is complemented by The Terrace Bar, which offers craft cocktails, cozy fireplace seating and unparalleled views of downtown Homewood. For a more casual dining experience, The Valley Coffee Co. serves carefully roasted craft coffee offerings, as well as seasonal breakfast and lunch options, in warm, inviting surroundings.
However, the property’s attachment to its location extends beyond the accommodations and dining areas. Valley Hotel is introducing a new public art offering to the local community and guests with its outdoor art sculpture, The Outpouring, designed by respected artist Salem Barker. The metal structure of The Outpouring sits next to the hotel entrance and speaks of Birmingham’s history of iron and coal, while the curved elements put the area’s focus on art and music.
“Guests will find The Valley Hotel an oasis of relaxation and an opportunity to explore the unique history of Birmingham at the same time,” said Danny Hiatt, Regional Director and General Manager of The Valley Hotel. “We look forward to welcoming travelers and locals alike and providing you with a thoughtful home from home in Homewood.”
For more information or to make a reservation, please visit www.valleyhotelbirmingham.com.
Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn