Chip and Joanna Gaines Renovated Historic 1920s Hotel
Chip and Joanna Gaines gained fame with their HGTV series Fixer Upper. Their series did so well that they eventually left to start their very own network and successfully built their own Texan empire. Their latest project is a very exciting and nostalgic one. They recently renovated a historic hotel that is now available for fans to stay at. The couple will share the project on television too with the new six-episode show called Fixer Upper: The Hotel, which is set to air on the Magnolia Network.
The Gaines renovated the historic Grand Karem Shrine building, which was owned by the Shriners organization until about 1995 when they relocated, and turned it into a hotel called Hotel 1928, in honor of the year the building was originally built. They said about the project, “For us, this project represents everything we are most passionate about — hospitality, restoration, and home. We’ve always been firm believers in the value of home, as a place but also as a feeling. Our dream for this hotel is that it would serve as an extension of home to every guest who comes to stay.”
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The hotel is located in Waco, Texas, and is very close to the Magnolia Market, which the Gaines also own. This could be a great vacation spot for fans of the Fixer Upper duo and their family. Although they have said that his new property has been a bit of a challenge, it isn’t the first time they’ve jumped into the hospitality business. They also run Magnolia Hillcrest Estate on Airbnb.
The hotel also boasts an event space, great for parties or weddings. It also features several dining options, including a rooftop restaurant and a cozy coffee shop. Everything in the hotel has that 1920s feel but with modern amenities. A quick search on the website shows that rooms range from around $300-400. If you’re interested in staying at the hotel or just checking out what they offer, click here.
Fixer Upper: The Hotel airs on the Magnolia Network in November.