The long-awaited Hotel Covington
will open at 638 Madison Ave. in downtown Covington this summer in the space known by many Northern Kentuckians as the Coppins Building. The hotel is a collaboration between Aparium Hotel Group
and The Salyers Group
and has been under construction for a year.
With the help of $5.4 million from the Kentucky Tourism Department Finance Authority
, the century-old building underwent a $22-million renovation that preserved its historic features while also adding some modern finishes.
Built in 1910, the building housed Coppins Department store until 1977. Covington City Hall moved there in 1990 and moved out in 2014 so the hotel project could begin. The seven-story structure will house 114 guest rooms with vintage-inspired free-standing coat racks that pay homage to the building’s past.
The hotel will also have 4,700 square feet of meeting and event space that’s comprised of a ballroom, boardroom, library and lobby lounge that seats 40 people.
Hotel Covington will also house a 1,400-square-foot restaurant, Coppin’s. The menu will include Northern and Southern dishes like fish, steak, salads, fried chicken, country ham and biscuits, with attention to sustainability and locally sourced produce. The bar will serve local craft beer as well as wine and craft cocktails.
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