So glad to see this hotel restored to former glory. I remember meeting Bob Hope there many years ago. If you're yearning for that "special" Christmas experience with the family be sure to book well in advance for December. The hotel is extravagantly decorated and service in all areas is excellent. I took the whole family, including small grandchildren and everyone's needs were seen to with a flourish and a smile. This is the place for little girls in satin dresses with white ruffled socks and bows in their hair. Young men will feel comfortable in their first suits and young ladies can be young ladies. We hired a makeup artist and hairdresser for all us women and took one of the best family photos ever. Easy to imagine what this lifestyle entailed for southern men/women at a time when southern hospitality reigned.