During its heyday, Greenwood’s Irving Hotel enjoyed a reputation as one of the finest hotels in Mississippi. Built in 1917 as a commercial adaptation of the Colonial Revival style, the brick structure soon became a mecca for businessmen and travelers. Of note, Joe Stein operated this hotel for many years. Despite its prominent location across from the town’s main post office, the hotel sat vacant for several decades. Efforts to revive this property can be traced back over 25 years, while the fine structure teetered on the brink of total disrepair.
2009 Update – SAVED
Viking Range Corporation acquired this Colonial Revival brick structure, as it has several other buildings in downtown Greenwood, and completed the renovation of the building, turning it into a world-class boutique hotel. As many thought it would, this renovation spurred additional work in downtown Greenwood. The hotel was renamed “The Alluvian” and reopened in 2003. The sleek, modern hotel is a reincarnation resulting in international accolades each year. Among these awards, the Alluvian has been named among the “Top 100 Best Hotels in the U.S.,” Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice, “Top 56 Hotels” by National Geographic Traveler, and “Best Luxury Design” by Lodging & Hospitality Design.