Tallahassee, Florida- August 9, 2012
A Tallahassee landmark is ready to open its doors and welcome in guests once again.
The 'round hotel' closed its doors in 2009 after a deadly shooting. But Thursday, August 9, the hotel reopened as the newly christened 'Four Points by Sheraton Tallahassee Downtown'. The 164 room hotel has undergone a multi-million dollar makeover as it looks to draw visitors.
"Our atmosphere here is one of contemporary casual, where you can come and just have a good time. It's for travelers on business or leisure to just kind of unwind," says Bo Schmitz, the hotel's general manager.
New additions include a Bistro and Tapas restaurant along with a 24-hour fitness center and an outdoor pool and deck. The hotel is also expected to be a boost to the local economy. The hotel says it has hired 75 people. Forty-five of which are full-time employees. The hotel says it may hire an additional 25 people within the next 90 days to help as football season approaches.