The historic Greenville Inn and Suites will reopen this fall under new management. Main Street Greenville, a division of Greater Greenville Development Foundation, purchased the property in June with intentions of rebranding and reopening the 36 room boutique hotel in September.
Peter Nimrod, Chief Engineer of the Levee Board said, “The Levee Board appreciates the partnership it has had with the Trop Casino Greenville over the past 24 years. They did a great job upgrading and maintaining the original buildings.” Nimrod continued, “In March, the Trop decided to not renew its lease. The Levee Board is thrilled that the Greater Greenville Development Foundation wanted to purchase the hotel. It is a win-win for downtown Greenville, GGDF, and the Levee Board. They will do an excellent job in preserving a downtown landmark and will run a very successful and unique hotel for visitors to stay while visiting Greenville."
The property was originally comprised of two free-standing structures. A bank on the corner of Walnut and Main was constructed in 1880, and the Levee Board Building, located approximately fifty feet to the south, was erected in 1883. The Levee Board acquired the bank building in 1919. The two served as the Levee Board’s offices for over 100 years. In 1997, the property was converted into a hotel. A third building housing the bulk of the hotel rooms was erected creating a courtyard between the two original buildings. The hotel underwent partial room renovations in 2018, and the Trop managed the operations until its closure in 2020. Mississippi Levee Board President Kenny Rodgers said, “After 138 years, the Levee Board is very pleased to have this building in the capable hands of Greater Greenville Development Foundation.”
Main Street Greenville plans to breathe new life into the property by continuing renovations in the hotel’s common areas. While still embodying the storied past of the buildings and the area surrounding them, a posh new design is planned for the lobby, breakfast area, fitness and business centers. “The original buildings have so much history and character. We plan to embrace the Italianate style of the building while adding modern finishes to create a truly unique Delta Southern experience,” says Greater Greenville Development Foundation’s CEO Daniel Boggs.
Refreshing guestrooms will boast the comforts of home, each with a convenient beverage station, microwave, and minifridge, fresh new bathrooms featuring walk-in showers, and crisp new bed linens. A remodeled fitness center and new business center will offer guests the opportunity to enjoy the conveniences of a modern hotel.
Entertaining guests beyond the hotel, Main Street Greenville anticipates the courtyard as the quaint backdrop to a variety of functions. A revitalization of that space is also planned to accommodate weary travelers, outdoor business meetings, and community functions.
With the purchase of the inn, Main Street Greenville hopes to further its mission of being a catalyst of economic growth in Downtown Greenville. “The addition of this hotel to our portfolio puts our organization in the distinct position of growing with downtown,” Boggs continued, “we are the third Main Street organization in Mississippi to open a hotel and are excited about the opportunity to work with local businesses to create a harmonious enviroment.”
To spur that economic growth, the reopening of the hotel under new management will restore 10-12 jobs lost to the COVID pandemic. Main Street Greenville seeks to hire hotel management and staff in the coming months. To apply for one of its positions, please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.