TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tucson's iconic Hotel Congress is getting a revamp that staff say is more than a century in the making.
The Arizona Daily Star reports the historic property is slated to re-open Aug. 12 after the first phase of a $750,000 remodeling effort.
It has been closed all of July. Hotel managers say the improvements include expanding the outdoor plaza where they typically host concerts.
The space will have a retractable canopy with a commercial misting system.
Inside, the 2,200-square-foot Copper Hall will serve as a jazz music lounge and tasting room highlighting local wines.
The hotel is investing more than $100,000 in the effort.