Opened May 25, the newly built Hotel Versailles is a new luxury hotel in the heart of downtown Versailles, Ohio.
With a “heritage meets hospitality” mentality, the hotel sits on a site that holds more than 150 years of hospitality history, as hotels have occupied the plot since 1865. A destination unto itself, the upscale, boutique property is the only full-service boutique hotel in central Ohio and features 30 spacious, well-appointed guestrooms and suites; celebrated chef Aaron Allen’s seasonally driven restaurant Silas; and ample meeting and event space for up to 200 guests in the 1819 Room.
Hotel Versailles’ roots are intertwined with industry, machinery and a strong French heritage, all of which play into the inspiration of this historic revival design orchestrated by acclaimed local Ohio firms Kimberly O Design and DK Architect.
The hotel’s French-inspired sophistication and elegance coupled with an architecturally striking design give this property a distinct sense of history, which comes alive through everything from the building’s simple brick exterior structure and large glass and steel windows to the artistic patterns and color palette of the textiles and furniture.
Steeped in Ohio pride, with a commitment to hyper locality, some of the design features include the focal point private dining room table in the restaurant crafted by Hayrake Furniture Company in Minster, Ohio; the centerpiece window banquette chandelier created by Glass Asylum in Chagrin Falls, Ohio; and locally sourced furnishings and artwork that adorn the hotel, its restaurant, and private event space.
The nostalgic yet modern design extends to the hotel’s boutique guestrooms and suites, including the 350-square-foot Spa Suite, which features a pristine, expansive bathroom with an oversized soaking tub, spacious double vanity, and designer bathrobes. All guestrooms include plush bedding, cozy lounge spaces, large windows, and thoughtfully curated room amenities.
Hotel Versailles is located at the intersection of Center and Main in downtown Versailles and features onsite courtyards and gardens, which offer a respite to gather near the growing village core. The property is just minutes from key area attractions like Eldora Speedway, Stillwater Valley Golf Club, The Winery at Versailles and popular eateries, museums, nature preserves and boutique shops. The hotel is a short 45-minute drive from Dayton, Ohio, and is less than two hours away from the nearby Ohio cities of Columbus and Cincinnati, and from Indianapolis, Indiana.