HP Hotels will manage St. James Hotel

Published 1:23 pm Monday, July 18, 2022

Rhaglan Hospitality recently chose HP Hotels to manage the St. James Hotel.

Jim Lewis of Birmingham-based Rhaglan Hospitality real estate development firm and his wife, Kelly Rushin Lewis, share ownership in the properties. They believe that HP Hotels provides what they need.

“Kerry and the HP Hotels team are a great fit,” Jim Lewis said. “They understand our strategic and lifestyle goals for these wonderful hotels and our commitment to these communities and they also have extensive experience in and knowledge of these markets.”

HP Hotels CEO Kerry Ranson  said he’s looking to managing the St. James Hotel Rhaglan Hospitality recently chose HP Hotels to manage the St. James Hotel.

“We’re excited to manage these irreplaceable assets for Rhaglan Hospitality. They have been restored to honor and reflect their heritage, while providing a unique experience for modern guests,” Ranson said. “These properties also complement our growing portfolio of independent boutique properties.”

The St. James Hotel is next to the Edmund Pettus Bridge and the Alabama River. The main building of the hotel was constructed in 1836. It is the only riverfront pre-Civil War-era hotel still in existence.