The West Baden Springs Hotel…magnificence restored!

You must have seen reinventions happening in the past…most of them you wouldn’t really care for. But this one particular reinvention-of-sorts is something not only you will like but will look forward to being there. Once in jest called the eighth wonder of the world, the West Baden Springs Hotel has opened its door for its guests again after a long hiatus and it’s really long of about 75 years. Built-in 1902 it closed its doors in 1932, it has seen new light as this the National Historic Landmark is once again open for business. The Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana needs to be thanked for preserving this beautiful structure for 15 years and along with them the very benevolent Bill and Gayle Cook and their Bloomington-based Cook Group. The $382 million development that has taken place includes the French Lick Springs Hotel and its adjoining casino (sounds like fun).

The hotel consists of 246 rooms and suites not over-looking the sea or anything but the atrium. That can only help you visualize how huge 110 feet can be. The rooms are tastefully done up with LCD flat-screen TVs, king-size beds with pillow-top mattresses and Egyptian cotton linens, and large bathrooms with tiled floors. One thing for sure, if you ever happen to got o Indiana you know where to halt.

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