City Mills is now open

COLUMBUS Ga. (WRBL) – A historic Columbus mill is given a second life and has been transformed into a luxury boutique hotel. Located right along the Chattahoochee River, the rooms have views and so much history.

What was once a flour mill now has 64 rooms and will soon include a waterfront lawn, event space and restaurant.

They were able to keep the original structure and renovate parts of the mill from the 1820s. The original brick is visible from the outside and in all the rooms. As well as the original iron plates on the ground floor and the steel and wooden beams throughout the space.

Casey Myers, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, has seen the transformation from the very beginning and said, “The way the building was left and then seeing it now come to life has been really cool. It’s one of those career things that only happens once in a lifetime. I don’t think I’ll ever see something like this again.

This is a historic building for the city of Columbus, which is almost 200 years old. When the building was purchased it was very run down. The community is delighted to see a restored historic building.

Myers says they tried to use every inch of space to showcase the building better and change as little as possible. By bringing in new materials, they have done their best to reproduce the originals.

The original vault of the building has been transformed into the current director’s office, although it is tiny it is authentic. You can see the outline of the original stairs along the walls just past the hall.

The authentic features make this space one of a kind. The original grain sifters are now used as a reception desk and the lights hanging above. The hotel is located just north of Midtown, Columbus. The Riverwalk runs through the property, providing guests with easy access to Midtown locations.

This is only the first of three phases. In Spring 2022, there will be a riverside lawn, event space housing a two-bedroom bridal suite, and The Millhouse Kitchen and Bar restaurant.

The property also accepts dogs, rooms can be booked at https://www.citymillscolumbus.com/.