Redmont Hotel, B’ham AL

We stayed a few nights this week at the Redmont Hotel in Birmingham – it was pretty nice:
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The hotel was built in the ’20s and just went under a renovation to make some of the space into condos, too.

The Redmont is right downtown, close to the (also historic) Tutwiler, which is where Av and I spent the first night of our honeymoon because our flight to Europe left really early the next day. I’m not sure if it still is, but the Tutwiler used to be considered one of the nicest hotels in town. Hilton owns it now and branded it as a Hampton Inn, which I don’t think does it justice, but I heard that the reason it had to be branded as a Hampton and not a Hilton was that it doesn’t have a pool…

In the lobby at the Tutwiler, they used to (not sure if they still do) carry the Southernness brand of sleeping powders and candles. I have one of their sleeping powders, and when I put new linens on the bed, I sprinkle it over the sheets and it smells *wonderful*!

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