The Historic King Edward Hotel, a landmark to many local Jacksonians, is open once again after a major rehabilitation that began in 2008 and was completed in 2009.
Now known as the Hilton Garden Inn, the hotel has 186 hotel rooms and 64 luxury apartments, in addition to a coffee shop, restaurant, and lounge.
The King Edward Hotel is rich in history. The original structure was built in 1861 but was destroyed two years later during the Civil War. A second structure, built on the same site a few years later, became a popular meeting place for social and political affairs in the late 1880s to early 1920s.
In 1923, the second structure was demolished to make room for the 12-story building that occupies the space today. Although the King Edward Hotel was a meeting place for many political events, the hotel closed in 1967, and sat vacant for over 40 years.
The Hilton Garden Inn sits at the corner of Capitol and Mill Streets, across from the Amtrak Station in Downtown Jackson. Why not take a trip downtown and tour this facility or book a weekend stay?
Photos by Pat Starnes