The only remaining hotel in the world designed by Frank Lloyd Wright has been reopened in Mason City after an $18 million renovation. Credit: Wright on the Park
Visitors to Mason City, Iowa, and aficionados of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright now have the opportunity to stay in a hotel that he designed. The Historic Park Inn Hotel reopened in August after an $18 million renovation. The world’s only remaining Wright-designed hotel, the 27-room inn is a must-see for architecture enthusiasts. (Although his aesthetic touch on the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix is obvious, he was not the architect of record.)
Each room mixes both historic design and modern amenities such as flat-screen televisions and wireless Internet. The historic inn also features 8,000 square feet of conference space, a ballroom, restaurant and bar, as well as many original features, including a ladies’ parlor, gentlemen’s lounge, billiards room and the Skylight Room, which features Wright-designed art-glass windows.
For room reservations, call (800) 659-2220; for more information, visit www.historicparkinn.com.