Homewood’s new boutique hotel features spacious guestrooms, three chef-driven dining experiences, flexible event space and a look into Birmingham’s rich history
HOMEWOOD, Ala. February 16, 2021 – Valor Hospitality Partners announced today the opening of The Valley Hotel, a 129-room upper upscale boutique hotel in the heart of charming downtown Homewood, Ala., minutes south of Birmingham. As the latest addition to Curio Collection by Hilton™, The Valley Hotel blends Southern charm and contemporary lifestyle with subtle nods to Birmingham’s history across its spacious rooms and suites and public art offerings, chef-driven dining venues and over 7,000 square feet of meetings and event space.
An urban retreat located in bucolic Homewood, The Valley Hotel boasts 129 tailored guest rooms, including nine suites that evoke the sophisticated and vibrant essence of Homewood. The guestrooms’ fresh color palette mimics the natural environment of Homewood and its proximity to Red Mountain, while crisp wood and linen accents recall classic Southern hospitality. Bespoke furnishings offer a subtle tie to Homewood’s thriving artistic community. Additional room amenities include a 55” LCD TV, oversized bathrooms and a curated collection of original artwork from local photographers.
In addition to offering upscale accommodations and thoughtful design elements, The Valley Hotel introduces three new dining venues – Ironwood Kitchen + Cocktails, The Terrace Bar and The Valley Coffee Co. – to Homewood’s burgeoning culinary scene. Curated by Executive Chef Doug Zuk, who is renowned in the culinary world for his work in Las Vegas, The Valley Hotel’s culinary options all pay homage to Birmingham’s industrial origins in both menu and design. Among cast iron furnishings and intimate dining nooks, the property’s upscale full-service restaurant, Ironwood Kitchen + Cocktails, serves reimagined Southern comfort cuisine utilizing quality regional ingredients. Ironwood Kitchen + Cocktails is complemented by The Terrace Bar, offering craft cocktails, cozy fireside seating and unparalleled views of downtown Homewood. For a more casual dining experience, The Valley Coffee Co. serves meticulously roasted craft coffee offerings and specialty seasonal breakfast and lunch items in a warm, welcoming environment.
The property’s tie to its location extends beyond rooms and dining. The Valley Hotel introduces a new public art offering to the local Birmingham community and guests with its outdoor art sculpture, The Outpouring, designed by renowned artist Salem Barker. Located next to the hotel entrance, The Outpouring’s metal construction speaks to Birmingham’s history with the iron and coal industries, while the curved elements draw on the area’s emphasis of the arts and music.
The Valley Hotel is the ideal destination for a wide range of corporate events, weddings or other social gatherings with more than 7,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space, including coveted al fresco options. The over 4,000 square foot Red Mountain Ballroom offers customizable options, as well as an adjacent pre-function space. The Vulcan Boardroom and exquisite Shades Creek Room with copious natural light provide options for intimate board meetings and corporate engagements.
“Guests will look to The Valley Hotel as an oasis that simultaneously offers both relaxation and the opportunity to explore Birmingham’s unique history,” said Danny Hiatt, regional director and general manager at The Valley Hotel. “We look forward to welcoming both travelers and locals and offering a thoughtful ‘home away from home’ experience in Homewood.”
As part of Curio Collection by Hilton™, The Valley Hotel embraces the industry-leading Hilton CleanStay and Hilton EventReady with CleanStay programs, reinforcing a commitment to the wellbeing of both guests and team members.
The Valley Hotel is also part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 18 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, exclusive member discounts, free standard Wi-Fi and access to the Hilton Honors mobile app.
The Valley Hotel is located at 2727 18th Street S. in Homewood, Ala., providing guests with easy access to explore Homewood’s unique culture, local shops, art galleries and golf courses, as well as the neighboring University of Alabama at Birmingham campus, Red Mountain Park and downtown Birmingham’s top attractions.
For more information or to make a reservation at The Valley Hotel, visit www.valleyhotelbirmingham.com.
About The Valley Hotel
The Valley Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton™, is a 129-room hotel, located in Homewood, a bucolic neighborhood known for its picturesque tree-filled landscape and charming shops, restaurants, bars and galleries. Blending Southern charm and modern lifestyle touches, The Valley Hotel offers an extension of home and a welcoming place to gather with friends and family. Hotel guests and locals can dine at Ironwood Restaurant, an upscale, chef-driven restaurant and bar, and the property’s signature café, The Valley Coffee Co. The Valley Hotel offers more than 7,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space. For more information, visit www.valleyhotelbirmingham.com.
About Valor Hospitality Partners
Valor Hospitality Partners is a full-service hotel acquisition, development, management and asset management company. With 48 hotels in its portfolio, Valor Hospitality Partners offers an array of services, including site selection, product selection, entitlements, financing solutions, conceptual design, construction and project management, procurement, technical services, pre-opening and operations management. Valor also provides consulting services on a wide range of project scenarios, including working with new or existing ownership groups on reviewing site selection, assessing feasibility studies and project budgets, compiling project budgets and underwriting. For more information, visit https://valorhospitality.com.
About Curio Collection by Hilton
Curio Collection by Hilton is a global portfolio of more than 100 one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts in nearly 30 countries and territories. Curio Collection properties offer guests authentic, curated experiences through distinctly local offerings and elevated amenities, while providing the benefits of Hilton and its award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors. Experience a positive stay at Curio Collection by Hilton by booking at curiocollection.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about the brand at newsroom.hilton.com/curio.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising more than 6,600 properties and more than 1 million rooms, in 119 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on the 2020 World’s Best Workplaces list, and was named the 2020 Global Industry Leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. In 2020, Hilton CleanStay was introduced, bringing an industry-defining standard of cleanliness to hotels worldwide. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the more than 118 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information.