PHOTOS: An inside look at the Valley Hotel, opening in Homewood Feb. 16

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The Valley Hotel is Photo via Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

We’ve been impatiently waiting for this moment for months, and it’s finally here—we toured The Valley Hotel and it’s jaw-dropping.

While still a work in progress, the opening date is set for February 16. So mark your calendars, Birmingham, and keep reading for a visual tour, plus info on how to book your next staycation.

The Valley Hotel: Coming Soon

Located in the heart of Homewood at the intersection of 18th Street South and 28th Avenue South, The Valley Hotel promises to be an “escape from the everyday”—and we’re sold. With a spectacular location and A+ amenities, the hotel is guaranteed to be a hit.

Although the hotel is still under construction, The Valley team graciously gave us a grand tour. Keep scrolling to see photos of the space.

The Exterior

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The view from the corner of 18th Street South and 28th Avenue South looking at The Terrace Bar. Photo via Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

After months of driving by the construction site, it’s amazing to see how the hotel has taken shape. The 129-room luxury hotel is a Curio by Hilton and features an array of amenities like conference rooms, cafes, cocktail bars and more.

The hotel boasts two separate entrances—one for guests checking in and another for easy access to Ironwood Kitchen & Cocktails, The Terrace Bar and The Red Mountain Ballroom on the second floor.

The Main Lobby

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Seeing the renderings come to life is magical. Photo via Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

In the main lobby, a massive fireplace will be the focal point surrounded by seating options for arriving guests.

Although still under construction, we can already tell the fire place will be an eye-catcher.

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The Valley Coffee Co. Rendering via Valor Hospitality Partners

Off the main lobby, you’ll find The Valley Coffee Co., an all-day cafe serving up specialty coffee and handmade danishes at breakfast, artisanal sandwiches at lunch and beer and wine in the evenings.

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Imagine the courtyard overflowing with green. Photo via Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Connected to the cafe will be a quaint courtyard so guests can enjoy a latte in an outdoor oasis. There’s also a fitness center on the first floor which offers top-of-the-line equipment so guests can break a sweat during their stay.

Ironwood Kitchen & Cocktails

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Who’s ready for more dining options in Homewood? Photo via Valley Hotel

Inspired by Birmingham’s origins, Ironwood Kitchen & Cocktails has an industrial feel with touches of coal-colored finishes and fiery accent walls. They’ll serve up elevated Southern comfort food and offer cozy indoor seating as well as outdoor seating for 60+ on their patio.

See that curved copper wall? That’s the private dining area at Ironwood which seats 14.

The Second Entrance

The second entrance to the hotel features a stunning chandelier, easy access to Ironwood and a monumental staircase leading to the second-floor ballroom, meeting space and The Terrace Bar.

Second Floor Ballroom + The Terrace Bar

Looking for a local spot to host an event in the future? Add The Valley Hotel to your list. From weddings to corporate gatherings, the property offers 7,000 square feet of meeting and event space.

For event inquiries email bdowling@valleyhotelbirmingham.com or contact them via their site.

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This chandelier is the ultimate centerpiece. Photo via Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

To the right of the ballroom is The Terrace Bar which will offer both indoor and outdoor seating (with fire pits!), as well as delicious small plates and craft cocktails. Can’t you just picture a summer sunset and happy hour out here?

Guest Rooms + Suites

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Ultra sleek, ultra cozy. Photo via Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

The hotel will feature 129 guestrooms with nine luxury suites, all with a sleek and modern design while still feeling ultra cozy.

Bonus: Each room will feature original artwork by local photographers and artists for a unique touch.

Ready to book? Head to their site to find out more about their offerings and to book your staycation.

Excited for the opening yet? Stay tuned to their Instagram or Facebook for updates.

P.S. They’re also hiring and will have a job fair THIS FRIDAY, January 22 from 9AM-4PM at the Marriott Birmingham Hotel, 3590 Grandview Pkwy, Birmingham, AL 35243.


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