Today, Hotel Settles celebrates 90 years in Big Spring! Originally opened on October 1, 1930, Hotel Settles was built by Will R. and Lillian Settles, following the discovery of oil on their ranch. Designed by architect David Castle, the building was constructed as a solid concrete, 15-story, 150-room hotel with a restaurant and a pharmacy.
At the time, it was the tallest building between El Paso and Ft. Worth. The Settles family owned the hotel for two years, but sold it when the Great Depression gripped the nation and their oil revenues diminished. The hotel went through several owners in the ensuing years.
Tomorrow, Hotel Settles will celebrate their big anniversary on their courtyard lawn with musical guests Jody Nix and Tylor Brandon. Guests will also be able to enjoy a gourmet hot dog and bar on the patio, a delicious Big Spring special in Settles Grill, 90-cent beers, and other fun surprises.