BIG SPRING -- Walking through the hotel settles makes you feel like you’re in New York City, but it’s the pride of Big Spring that makes this landmark so special.
"Born and raised in Big Spring,” Owner Brint Ryan said proudly.
He went on to say how much he appreciates the support from the community. Ryan invested thirty million dollars to renovate Hotel Settles.
The 1930's hotel was the set for ‘The Iron Orchard’ and is still used for weddings and business conferences.
"Beckons back to the day when this was the social center of Big Spring, explained Hotel Settles General Manager, Andrea Barr. “What is now the Pharmacy Bar and Parlor, was once a Pharmacy - the local watering hole.
The Settles Grill is also something to be proud of.
"Once upon a time it was the tallest building between Dallas and El Paso. It's a landmark here, not just for Big Spring, but also West Texas," she said proudly.
The historic hotel is filled with memories.
"It's rich in history. A lot of famous people have stayed here including Elvis Presley, President Herbert Hoover just to name a few," Barr commented.
The hotel was closed from 1982 to 2012, when Ryan purchased the property for 76,000 dollars.
Stay with CBS 7 for details of a community celebration for the settles fifth anniversary, coming up after the New Year.
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