Hotel Versailles: History and Modern Dinning

VERSAILLES — Hotel Versailles prepares to offer a piece of history with modern dining.

Construction on Hotel Versailles began in 2020 after a kitchen fire left the historic Inn at Versailles heavily damaged and closed for business in 2019. Historically, there has been a hotel on the site for over 150 years, and as plans for the project continued, names in history became a prominent topic.

“Hotel Versailles, obviously we are in Versailles,” Managing Director, Jack Olshan said. “The hotel that was here previously was called the Inn at Versailles (Vr-sai), but we are in Versailles, so we changed it.”

Not only was the name changed to fit the town, but the accommodations were as well. The new hotel will offer more room options for guests including spa and suit options. For those who stayed at the Inn at Versailles in the past or in Versailles in general know how busy the nearby railroad track is, being only a few feet from the entrance.

Production managers at the Hotel Versailles took matters into their own hands to ensure the busy street and tracks below would not distract customers from a peaceful experience in what Olshan deems as their “anything but standard rooms”.

“There is a lot of truck traffic on this road, and we wanted to make sure that this was as peaceful of a space as possible,” Olshan said. “We went the extra mile and put these amazing windows in. Between you and the outside is seven panes of glass, so it is really very peaceful.”

The hotel is accommodatable down to the small details including an individual WiFi router in each room, so each room has their own WiFi signal. The hotel also offers an open check in system using a phone in order to bypass the front desk. The mini fridges inside the hotel will be stocked with products from local companies and vendors, as Hotel Versailles wanted to maintain the local feel and theme throughout all of their amenities.

Those planning the project believed it was important to not only make the name relevant to the town and incorporate local businesses, but they felt the need to incorporate the history into the structure as well.

“Silas, our restaurant, was named after Silas Atchison who founded Versailles. Funny enough, when….

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