Americana Motor Hotel in Flagstaff holds its grand reopening

The historic Americana Motor Hotel in Flagstaff, Arizona, held its grand reopening last week after months of renovation work on the site.

The Arizona Republic was there for the big event:

Originally built in 1962, the renovated hotel on Route 66 attempts to transport guests back to the era’s heyday with retro-inspired futuristic designs and décor throughout the property, all tied together by a nostalgia-inducing color scheme.

Americana Motor Hotel general manager Zach Miller said he and property management company Practice Hospitality have spent the majority of the past 10 years revitalizing historic properties and this site was a “no-brainer.”

“That history is something that we love, we build upon and tie into,” Miller said. “To revitalize the hotel, to give the community something that they can enjoy but also to put a banner up on (Route) 66 to say ‘Listen, the road trip is not dead.”

Peter Corbett posted some photos from the big event:

The 89-room motel at 2650 E. Route 66 offers amenities such as fire pits, hammocks, cornhole and bocce ball playing areas, a fenced area for pets and telescope rentals so guests can view the stars at night, the newspaper reported. A heated pool is expected to open in a few weeks.

The Americana’s walk-up restaurant concept still is being constructed.

According to county property records, Intercontinental Investments deeded the hotel to California-based Americana Hotel Ventures in August 2021.

(Image of the sign at the American Motor Hotel in Flagstaff, Arizona, via Facebook)

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