Downtown Development

Montgomery Announces Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel: First Boutique Property in Historic Downtown

The historic Murphy House in downtown Montgomery will soon be transformed into a hotel. Most people know the Murphy House as part of the Montgomery Water Works. Ascent Hospitality has purchased the building, which the company plans to develop into the state’s third Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel. It will have 100 rooms and suites, plus dining and meeting space. “With…

New Businesses Opening in Downtown Montgomery

Ribbon cuttings have been a frequent sight in downtown Montgomery recently, and Wednesday a new luxury barber opened it’s doors.  River Region Golden Shears & More is situated on Monroe Street near the Kress Building. Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange was the first to get a haircut. “Anytime you get more businesses coming downtown it’s great,” he explained while getting a trim….