Historic inn destroyed in fire celebrates reopening as Hotel Versailles

The former The Inn at Versailles celebrated its grand reopening last week as the new boutique luxury retreat Hotel Versailles after a fire destroyed the hotel in 2019.

“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,” Jack Olshan, Hotel Versailles managing director, said earlier this year. “We want our guests to experience a property that is sophisticated and surprising, friendly and fancy, modern and memorable.”

The hotel at 22 N. Center St. will offer 30 rooms and suites, meeting areas, event spaces and will include the “seasonally-driven restaurant” Silas Creative Kitchen + Cocktails.

The hotel also includes the 1819 Room, a large venue that can accommodate up to 200 guests. Nearby attractions, restaurants and entertainment also are offered for hotel guests.

The nostalgic yet modern design extends to the hotel’s boutique guestrooms and suites, including the 350-square-foot Spa Suite, which features a pristine, expansive bathroom with an oversized soaking tub, spacious double vanity, and designer bathrobes.

“After 2 ½ years of conceptualizing, designing and building this new property, we are all very excited about the outcome and the commitment from our entire team,” Olshan said. “Working with Ohio-based Kimberly O Design, we have maintained the historical attributes of the property and its rich hospitality lineage, while crafting a new modern-day atmosphere to bring a dynamic, one-of-a-kind upscale boutique hotel to Versailles for locals and visitors alike to enjoy.”

Hotel Versailles, located 45 minutes from Dayton, is at the intersection of Center and Main in the heart of downtown Versailles and features onsite courtyards and gardens, which offer a respite to gather near the growing village core.