$22 million hotel opens in Covington

Via FOX 19 – September 27, 2016

COVINGTON, KY (FOX19) – A new $22 million hotel will throw open its doors inside a history-rich building Tuesday.

The 114-room Hotel Covington is a clash of modern and vintage design.

A ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. in front of the hotel, 638 Madison Ave.

According to the owner, Aparium Hotel Group, the restored building was Kentucky’s first skyscraper and high-end department store in the early 1900’s.

Originally, the building was owned by John Roberts Coppin who invested winnings from a horse race.

“With the restoration of this property, we are once again shining a light and sharing the storied history of an incredible building, which will become a thriving destination for which locals can be proud and enjoy as a new social spot,” says Aparium Hotel Group COO Kevin Robinson.

In addition to unique guestrooms, visitors may also enjoy a cocktail in the lobby bar and lounge or a meal at Coppin’s Restaurant.

Guests can also relax on the outdoor patio, reminiscent of a greenhouse.

Hotel Covington also features 4,700 square feet of meeting and event space.

A ribbon cutting ceremony is planned for 11am, Tuesday in front of the hotel at 638 Madison Avenue in Covington.