In 1907, Kentucky’s first modern skyscraper was built at 638 Madison Ave. to house Coppin’s department store. In 1990, it became Covington’s City Hall. And as of September 2016, it’s a brand new 114-room boutique hotel, thanks to a partnership between the Salyers Group (locally) and Aparium Hotel Group (in Chicago)—with an investment to the tune of $22 million. If one thing’s clear, it’s that “buy local” was marching orders, not empty maxim, for design, architecture, branding, food—even the linens.
Scroll down to take a look, and we’ll meet you in the lobby bar.