The Grand Maloney Hotel to Reopen in May After Refurbishment

The Grand Maloney Hotel is set to reopen in May following the completion of its nearly two-year restoration and renovation process. The six-bedroom property from the late 19th century was purchased in 2019 by Spottswood Hotels and has been restored and named after Walter C. Maloney, an early member of the Spottswood family who was elected as the mayor of Key West in 1846.

“This project was a special one. Multiple generations of our family have grown up on this block, so it was important for our team to design an experience that preserves history while also embracing a modern aesthetic and contemporary approach to service,” said Billy Spottswood, president of Spottswood Hotels.

The Grand Maloney Hotel

The property was designed by Elaine Spottswood and guests will find that no two rooms or spaces are alike. The hotel’s style bestows each guestroom and common space with its own personality. Throughout the property, guests are treated to statement furnishings that blend the hotel’s historic materials with new luxury finishes and bold colors, such as a floor-to-ceiling yellow-tiled shower; an in-room original brick fireplace; and colorful botanical print wallpaper. Adding to this experience, The Grand Maloney is introducing a newly built swimming pool and outdoor space offering an additional area for groups to entertain.

“It was a privilege to salvage what original pieces we could—such as brick, interior molding and 150-year-old wood floors—and build around them, inspiring us to create a seamless transition from old to new,” said Elaine, founder and principal of Spottswood Interiors.

Ideally situated, this design-centric hideaway is down the street from former president Harry S. Truman’s Winter White House, within a mile of the Hemingway House, and steps from the popular Duval Street.

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