Spend the Night With Frank Lloyd Wright for Just $100
A long, long, time ago, practically an eternity ago on the internet really, we learned that a hotel once designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in Mason City, Iowa would reopen after years of disrepair in the grand year of 2010. So that didn't happen last year but ArtInfo reports on that after an $18 million renovation, The Historic Park Inn Hotel is now officially open to FLW-enthusiasts, and anyone else who is stranded in Mason City for a night.
After hanging in a state of precarious decline for the past 30 years, the renewed Historic Park Inn Hotel emerges with plenty for Wright fans to marvel at: his original art-glass skylights in the lobby, reproductions of furniture found in his other properties, a restored multi-colored terra-cotta façade, and a freshly repaired roof with its characteristically Prairie School hanging eaves. The hotel features 27 guest suites, a bar, a restaurant, and an 8,000-square-foot conference room.
You can check out more on the hotel's renovations on their blog right here.
The hotel is the last of Wright's six hotels that he designed so it's an incredibly important property for architectural history buffs and which is why the hotel is hosting an entire week's worth of events celebrating its reopening from September 5-11. If you're interested, better book your tickets to the events now as they will sell out fast (tea at the hotel for instance is already sold-out.)
As for staying the night, rooms will start at $100 a night during the week and just $110 on the weekend. So affordable! Anyone up for a trip to Iowa now?