The doors to 1912 are reopening with the renovation of the historic Hotel Paso del Norte, Autograph Collection. After nearly four years and a multimillion-dollar renovation, the 351-room luxury hotel is now open in El Paso, Texas.
Hotel Paso del Norte’s story aligns with that of the region. Originally opened on Thanksgiving Day in 1912, the hotel was known as the “Showplace of the Southwest.” It was the vision of prominent local businessman Zack White to create a first-class hotel that would attract people to the Southwest. He partnered with Trost & Trost Architects of El Paso and Andrews & Company of New York to put form to his vision.
Today, amenities include the 10th-floor rooftop pool, boutique, cigar bar, fitness center, and upcoming spa that includes a salt therapy room. Preserved features that flourish throughout the hotel add to the ambience, such as a Tiffany-style, stained-glass dome ceiling that reaches 25 feet in diameter. In the hotel’s front plaza stands an eight-foot, restored bronze statue of Mexican General Pancho Villa welcoming U. S General John J. Pershing—a nod to the history of the region.
Photo: Courtesy of Hotel Paso del Norte