Curtis Inn to become Mount Vernon Grand Hotel

MVNU recently announced that the Curtis Inn will have new management and a new name.

Vice President for University Relations Scott Peterson said MVNU has decided to have an outside company manage the hotel, mostly because the administration at MVNU has no experience with the hotel business.

“We want to make sure it will be run in the best way possible,” Peterson said.

MVNU has chosen CUSA LLC to run the hotel. CUSA manages the Historic Boone Tavern Hotel & Restaurant of Berea College (Kentucky), and is ranked as one of the leading hospitality and commercial websites in the U.S.

In addition to new management the reconstructed historical Curtis Inn will also get a new name — The Mount Vernon Grand Hotel. Peterson said CUSA suggested the name after finding negative online reviews for the old Curtis Inn.

Peterson said the goal is to give the business a “new start.”

MVNU President Dr. Henry Spaulding said the vision of the Grand Hotel is an extension of MVNU’s desire to cooperate with the city of Mount Vernon and revitalize downtown, while bringing in auxiliary income to the university. MVNU expects the hotel to bring in $200,000 to $250,000 a year above expenses.

The hotel also will provide more job opportunities to students, and may be part of a Hospitality major which University administration is currently considering.

Peterson said construction should be finished around Aug. 1, and the Grand Hotel should be open for business by the first week of September.

MVNU recently announced that the Curtis Inn will have new management and a new name.

Vice President for University Relations Scott Peterson said MVNU has decided to have an outside company manage the hotel, mostly because the administration at MVNU has no experience with the hotel business.

“We want to make sure it will be run in the best way possible,” Peterson said.

MVNU has chosen CUSA LLC to run the hotel. CUSA manages the Historic Boone Tavern Hotel & Restaurant of Berea College (Kentucky), and is ranked as one of the leading hospitality and commercial websites in the U.S.

In addition to new management the reconstructed historical Curtis Inn will also get a new name — The Mount Vernon Grand Hotel. Peterson said CUSA suggested the name after finding negative online reviews for the old Curtis Inn.

Peterson said the goal is to give the business a “new start.”

MVNU President Dr. Henry Spaulding said the vision of the Grand Hotel is an extension of

MVNU’s desire to cooperate with the city of Mount Vernon and revitalize downtown, while bringing in auxiliary income to the university. MVNU expects the hotel to bring in $200,000 to $250,000 a year above expenses.

The hotel also will provide more job opportunities to students, and may be part of a Hospitality major which University administration is currently considering.

Peterson said construction should be finished around Aug. 1, and the Grand Hotel should be open for business by the first week of September.

Photo by Alex Schenkel.

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