The Valley Hotel opens in downtown Homewood as Curio Collection by Hilton property
The Valley Hotel opened on Tuesday in the heart of Homewood, minutes away from downtown Birmingham.
The 129-room upscale boutique hotel is the latest addition to Curio Collection by Hilton, blending Southern charm and contemporary lifestyle with nods to local history across its spacious rooms and suites and public art offerings, chef-driven dining venues and over 7,000 square feet of meetings and event space.
The opening was announced in a release by Valor Hospitality Partners, the hotel development and management company overseeing the project. Birmingham-based HPM provided owner’s representation services for the project.
The Valley Hotel is a part of Hilton Honors, the guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 18 distinct hotel brands.
Located at 2727 18th Street S. in Homewood, the property will provide guests with easy access to explore the area’s distinct cultural offerings, such as local shops, art galleries and golf courses, as well as the nearby UAB campus, Red Mountain Park and downtown Birmingham’s top attractions.
“An urban retreat located in bucolic Homewood, The Valley Hotel boasts 129 tailored guest rooms, including nine suites that evoke the sophisticated and vibrant essence of Homewood,” the announcement release outlined. “The guestrooms’ fresh color palette mimics the natural environment of Homewood and its proximity to Red Mountain, while crisp wood and linen accents recall classic Southern hospitality. Bespoke furnishings offer a subtle tie to Homewood’s thriving artistic community. Additional room amenities include a 55” LCD TV, oversized bathrooms and a curated collection of original artwork from local photographers.”
Additionally, The Valley Hotel’s opening introduces three new dining venues – Ironwood Kitchen + Cocktails, The Terrace Bar and The Valley Coffee Co. – to Homewood’s burgeoning culinary scene. Curated by executive chef Doug Zuk, who is renowned in the culinary world for his work in Las Vegas, the hotel’s culinary options all pay homage to Birmingham’s industrial origins in both menu and design.
Among cast iron furnishings and intimate dining nooks, the property’s upscale full-service restaurant, Ironwood Kitchen + Cocktails, serves reimagined Southern comfort cuisine utilizing quality regional ingredients. The eatery is complemented by The Terrace Bar, which offers craft cocktails, cozy fireside seating and unparalleled views of downtown Homewood. For a more casual dining experience, The Valley Coffee Co. serves meticulously roasted craft coffee offerings and specialty seasonal breakfast and lunch items in a warm, welcoming environment.
However, the property’s ties to its location extend beyond the accommodations and dining spaces. The Valley Hotel showcases a new public art offering to the local community and guests with its outdoor art sculpture, The Outpouring, designed by highly regarded artist Salem Barker. Located next to the hotel entrance, The Outpouring’s metal construction speaks to Birmingham’s history with the iron and coal industries, while the curved elements draw on the area’s emphasis of the arts and music.
“Guests will look to The Valley Hotel as an oasis that simultaneously offers both relaxation and the opportunity to explore Birmingham’s unique history,” stated Danny Hiatt, regional director and general manager at The Valley Hotel. “We look forward to welcoming both travelers and locals and offering a thoughtful ‘home away from home’ experience in Homewood.”
For more information or to make a reservation, you can visit www.valleyhotelbirmingham.com.
Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn