The Virginian Hotel has announced it will begin accepting guest reservations beginning May 15.

The 105-year-old building has been under renovation for about three years and has cost about $30 million to renovate.

Originally opened as a luxury hotel in 1913, the property at Eighth and Church streets has seen several uses, including as a dormitory for students of Lynchburg Baptist College, which now is Liberty University; apartments; and low-income housing.

The hotel was meant to open by the end of last year but ran into additional issues as developers dealt with historical renovations.

The hotel, which will be part of the Hilton Curio Collection and have about 50 employees, will have 115 rooms total and 15 suites on five floors.

It will feature a sit-down restaurant, William & Henry Steakhouse; Skyline Rooftop bar; and Marigold Coffee & Wine Bar. All three will be operated by Parry Restaurant Group, which manages local eateries including Shoemakers American Grille, Bootleggers and El Jefe Taqueria Garaje.

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Cars line the street near The Virginian Hotel, circa-1930s. 

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Guests prepare for a meal in the dining room of The Virginian Hotel in the 1960s. 

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