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Discover The Saint Paul Hotel, which opened on April 18, 1910 as "St. Paul's Million-Dollar Hotel."

A member of Historic Hotels of America, The Saint Paul Hotel is located in the heart of St. Paul, Minnesota. It originally began as a passion project for a man named John Summers, who had let travelers from around the world stay in his home. His house, eventually known as the “Greenman House,” became a 60-room hotel that debuted in 1871, but was tragically destroyed by fire in some seven years later. Summers wasted no time in enlisting John Baugh, an Eastern hotelier, to construct a more modern, fireproof building called “The Windsor Hotel.” Both men, for various reasons, withdrew their stake in the business, and a man by the name of Charles J. Monfort took over as President and Manager until his death in 1904. Over the next two years, The Windsor Hotel lost its original identity and served as an arcade, as well as a theater. But as St. Paul's population grew, the city's need for a hotel became increasingly evident. In 1908, Lucius P. Ordway acquired the structure and decided to thoroughly renovate it back into a brilliant boutique hotel. Celebrated as “St. Paul’s Million-Dollar Hotel,” the building reopened as “The Saint Paul Hotel” to great local acclaim on April 18, 1910. The downtown landmark featured a grand ballroom, fine dining room, roof garden, and guestrooms with scenic views. In 1950, The Saint Paul Hotel and city began to suffer as people and businesses moved to the suburbs. In need of maintenance and repair, the hotel’s appeal began to diminish. Then in 1982, the city's business community realized the importance of The Saint Paul Hotel. Piece by piece, this beautiful landmark was redesigned, restored, and renovated back to its original glory. Today, guests continue to experience the historic European charm and elegance reminiscent of when The Saint Paul Hotel first opened.