st james hotel

Effort to Light Historic Edmund Pettus Bridge Continues in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A project to light the historic Edmund Pettus Bridge — continues to move closer to becoming a reality. The effort was slowed by the COVID-19 pandemic — but now it’s back on track — and regaining momentum. The historic Edmund Pettus Bridge draws tens of thousands tourists each year. They take selfies — and walk…

Sale of Historic St. James Hotel Done Deal

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The long-awaited sale of historic St. James Hotel in Selma – is now a done deal. The city sold the hotel to Rhaglan Hospitality for about $300,000 dollars. The company plans to invest more than $3 million dollars into the hotel to renovate and convert it into a Hilton brand property. City leaders say the…

St. James Hotel Prospective Buyer Hilton Hotel Affiliated

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Selma city leaders are moving forward with plans to sell the historic St. James Hotel. City Council President Corey Bowie says the city has a prospective buyer for the hotel. He says the negotiations for the terms of the sale have been extended an additional 60 days. Bowie says the buyer is affiliated with Hilton…

City of Selma Spends $25,000 a Month Operating Historic Hotel

The city of Selma is paying about $25,000 a month to operate a historic hotel on the banks of the Alabama River. The Selma Times-Journal reports that it obtained details on the finances of the St. James Hotel by filing a request for public records with the city. The hotel is a landmark in the west Alabama town. It overlooks…