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Hotel Versailles nears reopening after devastating 2019 fire

VERSAILLES — Just under three years after a fire ripped through the historical Inn at Versailles forcing its demolition, the hotel now has new life and is set to reopen soon.

>>PHOTOS: Hotel Versailles nears reopening after devastating 2019 fire

The fire broke out in the hotel in October 2019 and it was determined about a year later that developers would demolish and rebuild the hotel. The fire prompted a response from over 100 firefighters from 15 departments in the area to battle the fire.

>>RELATED: Inn at Versailles to be rebuilt following devastating 2019 fire

The work to rebuild the hotel is nearly complete as the business nears its reopening date in May.

“We are incredibly excited to open our doors soon and provide a dynamic, one-of-a-kind boutique luxury hotel in Versailles for locals and visitors alike,” Jack Olshan, managing director of Hotel Versailles said.

>>PHOTOS: Developer releases renderings of new Hotel Versailles

“Steeped in Ohio pride, we are thrilled to continue the rich hospitality history of Hotel Versailles’ location as well as partner with local businesses in every part of the hotel. We want our guests to experience a property that is sophisticated and surprising, friendly and fancy, modern and memorable.”

The new hotel will feature several new amenities including 30 rooms across two floors, new restaurant and bar, an event space for up to 200 people, patio area, and more.

>>Behind the scenes: News Center 7′s James Rider tours Hotel Versailles as reopening nears

The restaurant, named Silas Creative Kitchen + Cocktails can seat 100 people in the dining room, 60 at the bar, and 40 in the outdoor patio area.

News Center 7′s James Rider took a behind-the-scenes look at the progress of the construction and his tour can be viewed in the link here.

James Rider

James Rider

I was born in Virginia and have moved several times in my life as a member of an Air Force family. I've lived in Virginia, California, Germany, England, and Ohio. I graduated from Centerville High School and then went on to attend Ball State University where I graduated with a bachelor's degree.

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