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DoubleTree Undergoing $20M Renovation, Rebranding as UAB Flagship Hotel
https://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index...iver_index

Pretty cool they're incorporating so many UAB elements into the design. This should be the default place where we put people up on official visits.
05-09-2018 04:01 PM
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Good to see. I was in town this past weekend and this is where we stayed, it is...rough...to put it nicely
05-09-2018 05:19 PM
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Don't tell Wadney........ LOL
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I spent 2 years there working the front desk in 1986 & 87. Probably hasn't been remodeled since then. LOL
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(05-10-2018 03:03 PM)BlazerPhil Wrote:  I spent 2 years there working the front desk in 1986 & 87. Probably hasn't been remodeled since then. LOL

Wasn't it a Radisson back then?
05-11-2018 09:20 AM
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(05-11-2018 09:20 AM)BlazerFromMD Wrote:  
(05-10-2018 03:03 PM)BlazerPhil Wrote:  I spent 2 years there working the front desk in 1986 & 87. Probably hasn't been remodeled since then. LOL

Wasn't it a Radisson back then?


It was "The Birmingham Hilton".

- The lobby had just been remodeled, so the BHM Hilton was chosen to shoot a commercial for the property group that owned the Hiltons in the Southeastern U.S. The 2 gals I was working with, both were senior to me, but one was preggers and didn't want to be filmed, and the other you couldn't see over the desk, so I was in the Hilton commercial for the next 2 years. 03-lmfao
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It was a Radisson after being a Hilton. Then Hilton bought it back and turned it into a Doubletree. The worst thing about that building was that it had budget issues during its initial construction and the facade was left undone, leaving raw concrete exposed. You can still see the plywood grain pattern left behind from the original forms.
Hopefully that will be fixed as well.
05-14-2018 10:50 AM
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They tore down a motel for the soccer stadium and one or two became apartments. How many motel / hotel rooms does the UAB campus (including 5 Points South) now have to offer for public use?
05-14-2018 02:24 PM
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More than 2.
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(05-14-2018 02:24 PM)BAMANBLAZERFAN Wrote:  They tore down a motel for the soccer stadium and one or two became apartments. How many motel / hotel rooms does the UAB campus (including 5 Points South) now have to offer for public use?

Doubletree, Residence Inn, Homewood Suites, Hotel Indigo, and Courtyard Marriott. Just outside that boundry is SpringHill Suites and the new Hilton Garden Inn/Home2 Suites that are both within reasonable walking distance to campus.
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(05-14-2018 02:24 PM)BAMANBLAZERFAN Wrote:  They tore down a motel for the soccer stadium and one or two became apartments. How many motel / hotel rooms does the UAB campus (including 5 Points South) now have to offer for public use?

No one was using that motel who was affiliated with UAB. It was a liability. In the time since that has been closed there have been like 4 or 5 hotels opened on or adjacent to the UAB campus
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