VERSAILLES – A modern, luxurious retreat in the heart of downtown Versailles, the Hotel Versailles, located at 22 N. Center St. opens in May, offering a refreshing, upscale take on a site that holds more 150 years of hospitality history, as hotels have occupied the plot since 1865.
With 30 spacious and well-appointed guest rooms and suites, interiors by Kimberly O. Design, extensive programming, expansive event space for up to 200 guests in room 1819, and famed Silas Creative Kitchen + Cocktails restaurant by celebrity chef Aaron Allen, the newly built boutique hotel brings modern sophistication to Versailles.
Location and design
The roots of the Hotel Versailles are intimately linked to industry, machinery and a strong French heritage.
All of these aspects have fueled the historic revival design of renowned local firm, Kimberly O. Design, which exemplifies French-inspired sophistication and elegance in an architecturally striking space.
The property’s distinctive sense of history comes to life through everything from the building’s simple brick exterior structure and large glass and steel windows to the artistic patterns and color palette of textiles and furnishings.
From the private dining room table at the focal point of Silas Creative Kitchen designed by Hayrake Furniture Company in Minster, to the center window banquette chandelier created by Glass Asylum in Chagrin Falls, all of the furniture and artwork adorning the he hotel, its restaurant, and private event space, is exclusively made by local Ohio businesses and artisans.
Nostalgic yet modern luxury extends to the hotel’s guest rooms and suites, including the 350-square-foot Spa Suite, which features an expansive, immaculate bathroom with an oversized soaking tub, spacious double sinks, designer bathrobes and in-room dining experiences. . All rooms include plush bedding, comfortable sitting areas, large windows, and carefully selected bedroom amenities.
“We are extremely excited to be opening our doors soon and offering a vibrant and one-of-a-kind luxury hotel in Versailles for locals and visitors alike,” said Hotel Versailles General Manager Jack Olshan. “Rooted in the pride of Ohio, we are excited to continue the rich hospitality history of the Hotel Versailles location as well as partner with local businesses in every part of the hotel. We want our guests to experience a property that is sophisticated and surprising, friendly and chic, modern and memorable.
The property is located at the intersection of Center and Main in the heart of downtown Versailles, with on-site courtyards and gardens providing respite to gather near the growing village core. Hotel Versailles is minutes from major area attractions such as Eldora Speedway, Stillwater Valley Golf Club, The Winery at Versailles, as well as popular restaurants, museums, nature preserves and shopping. Hotel Versailles is a 45-minute drive from Dayton and less than two hours from Columbus and Cincinnati.
Silas Creative Cuisine + Cocktails
Executive chef Aaron Allen, whose 14-year career has taken him across the country cooking and leading teams at famous restaurants, works with Hotel Versailles’ own farmer; Katie Bensman, for bringing a real farm-fed restaurant to the hotel with Silas Creative Kitchen + Cocktails. Restaurant, room and event menus are carefully created using consistent quality ingredients available seasonally and sourced directly from nearby Sycamore Bridge Farm, with meats provided through local partnerships with Winner’s Quality Meats and King’s Poultry Farm. “As a true farm-to-table experience, every Silas Creative Kitchen menu is crafted around ingredients available in season on our 85-acre farm, just minutes from the hotel,” says Allen. “The rich quality of colors, textures and tastes that emerge from harvested heirloom vegetables and herbs, paired with locally raised meats and poultry, allow us to create an unparalleled range of dishes for guest enjoyment.”
Hotel Versailles’ on-site restaurant, Silas Creative Kitchen + Cocktails, seats 100 people in its dining room, 60 in the bar and lounge, and 40 on its outdoor terrace. It will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and will also offer in-room dining for guests. Full menus and additional information will be available on the hotel’s website closer to opening.
Room 1819 at Hotel Versailles is a spacious room that can accommodate up to 200 people, designed exclusively to accommodate special occasions such as meetings, weddings and unique events. Served exclusively by Silas Creative Kitchen, the space is equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual capabilities, an integrated bar, a cloakroom, a childcare room and a private courtyard overlooking the historic square of Versailles. In addition to event space, hotel amenities include free parking, an updated fitness center equipped with a Peloton bike, local shuttle service, and a shuttle to Dayton International Airport. Programming including farm tours, cooking classes, special dinners and tastings, outdoor activities and more will be announced at a later date.
About the Hotel Versailles
Situated on a site rich in heritage and hospitality since the late 1800s, Hotel Versailles is a newly built modern retreat that offers an elevated experience punctuated by personalized services and upgraded amenities. The hotel has 30 rooms and suites of character; acclaimed dining at his restaurant, Silas Creative Kitchen + Cocktails; and a full-service space for events called Room 1819. Hotel Versailles offers hospitality to experience seekers and foodies throughout the Midwest.
Reservations are now available for stays beginning in May 2022 by visiting hotelversaillesohio.com or calling 937-526-3020. Follow HotelVersaillesOhio on Instagram and Facebook for news and updates.
This is an exterior rendering of the new Hotel Versailles.