Olympia Hotel Management to Operate the Historic Boone Tavern Hotel & Restaurant

Historic Boone Tavern Hotel and Restaurant

“It is an honor to associate with Berea College and add this distinguished, historic property to our rising campus hospitality portfolio,” stated Sara Masterson, President, Hotel Management, for Olympia Hotel Management.

Olympia Hotel Management (OHM) has introduced that it’s going to function the Historic Boone Tavern Hotel & Restaurant, which is owned by Berea College, in Berea, Kentucky.

The Historic Boone Tavern Hotel & Restaurant was constructed on the previous Dixie Highway (U.S. Route 25) and opened in 1909 within the heart of city. Named after the early Kentucky explorer, Daniel Boone, it was designed by architect J. C. Cady within the Colonial Revival fashion. The venerable property is a member of the Historic Hotels of America and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The lodge has welcomed a protracted line of celebrated friends, from President Calvin Coolidge and automaker Henry Ford to the Dalai Lama, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and poet Maya Angelou.

Now a LEED Gold Certified Green lodge, it’s positioned in central Kentucky’s Madison County, the place the Bluegrass meets the foothills of Appalachia. Berea is the Folk Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky and is dwelling to many artists and craftspeople.

“We are happy to deliver on Olympia Hotel Management to handle the Historic Boone Tavern Hotel and Restaurant, the centerpiece of our campus,” stated Berea College President Lyle Roelofs. “Olympia Hotel Management has achieved nice success in managing lodges on school campuses like Duke University in North Carolina; the University of Chicago in Illinois; Kent State University and Oberlin College in Ohio; and Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. We sit up for a protracted and profitable partnership that can make the Boone Tavern a fascinating vacation spot in our area.”

The Boone Tavern Hotel options 63 guestrooms and 6 suites furnished with hand-made early American-style furnishings made by Berea college students within the College’s Student Craft program. Two miles from the lodge is the Pine Croft Cottage, adjoining to the Berea College Forest and The Pinnacles mountain climbing trails, named the “Best Hike in Kentucky” by Outside journal. It affords three bedrooms, two loos, and a kitchen, eating, and dwelling space.

The lodge has 8,552 sq. toes of assembly and occasion house unfold throughout seven separate rooms, every house accommodating as much as 150 friends for weddings, reunions, conferences, and different gatherings. The kitchen sources hyper-local natural produce from the 500-acre Berea College Farm, one of many oldest repeatedly working academic farms within the United States. The award-winning restaurant has served the legendary cornbread soufflé generally known as Boone Tavern Spoonbread in the beginning of each lunch and dinner for greater than 75 years. It’s one of many many dishes made with regional “Kentucky Proud” elements.

Berea College was based in 1855 as the primary built-in, co-educational school within the South. It is dwelling to 1,600 numerous and promising college students with restricted financial assets. Every pupil receives a Tuition Promise Scholarship that covers the price of tuition, a paid on-campus job, and a high-quality liberal arts training – making Berea like no different school within the nation. Berea College has not charged college students tuition since 1892. One of 9 federally acknowledged Work Colleges, Berea hires each pupil to work a minimum of 10 hours every week at campus jobs to help school operations – making it one of many first true work-study packages within the nation. About 50% of the lodge employees are college students enrolled at Berea College fulfilling the necessities of the varsity’s work program.

“It is an honor to associate with Berea College and add this distinguished, historic property to our rising campus hospitality portfolio,” stated Sara Masterson, President, Hotel Management, for Olympia Hotel Management. “This lodge aligns completely with our experience in managing campus properties which might be efficiently built-in into the group and have such fascinating tales to inform.”

OHM at present manages campus properties resembling The Alfond Inn at Rollins, The Hotel at Oberlin, The Inn at Swarthmore, and Kent State University Hotel & Conference Center.

Historic Boone Tavern Hotel & Restaurant

100 Main Street North, CPO 2209

Berea, Kentucky 40404


Olympia Hotel Management (OHM)

Olympia Hotel Management (OHM) is celebrating 50 years of hospitality administration within the U.S. Currently working with a portfolio of 30 properties nationwide, OHM is understood for managing a brand new breed of custom-made campus lodges resembling The Alfond Inn at Rollins; independently-owned luxurious boutique lodges like The Glen House; owned lodges resembling SOPHY® and Inn by the Sea; and receiving a number of best-in-class awards for its work with such select-service manufacturers as Wyndham, Hyatt, Hilton Garden Inn, and Hampton Inn. For extra data, go to

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