Hotel Covington, a luxury hotel created by Aparium Hotel Group and the Salyers Group in the iconic 1910 Coppin’s Department Store, opened on Tuesday in Covington.
The building underwent a $22 million restoration led by Hub + Weber Architects and Plume Interiors + Light.
Hotel Covington opened on Tuesday, Sept. 27.
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“In bringing Hotel Covington to life, we drew inspiration from the outpouring of civic pride in local institutions and landmark history to curate a destination for those new to Covington as well as those deeply familiar with the fabric of the city,” Kevin Robinson, COO and managing partner of Aparium Hotel Group, said in a statement.
Hotel Covington has 114 guest rooms that incorporate colors used in traditional Covington homes along with items that reflect the building’s past including retail clothing racks and trash bins shaped like department store shopping bags. The Salyers Group’s Fabulous Furs provided fur pillows and bed scarves for the rooms as well.
The hotel includes a coffee bar that serves locally roasted Carabello Coffee and Coppin’s Restaurant & Bar. Executive chef Brendan Haren created a hyper-local menu for the restaurant focused on products from nearby growers and producers. The 4,000-square-foot space also has a 17-seat bar that will serve craft beer, cider and wine alongside house-made craft cocktails. The Library is an additional dining room that will host Sunday Suppers weekly along with private events.
In addition, The Walk Up will offer grab-and-go dining options from a window in the adjoining alley. The hotel’s social media pages will tout the window’s daily offerings that will be available to hotel guests and other passersby.
The lobby is anchored by 22 vintage oak barrels to pay tribute to Kentucky’s bourbon scene. A 6,000-square-foot area called the Courtyard will be used for private gatherings and receptions along with a rotation of visiting musicians and bands. The Eva G. Farris Ballroom will also be available for weddings and other special events. It’s accompanied by The Boardroom and private breakout areas that create 4,700 square feet of meeting space.