DPW Celebrates VI History Month: Grand Hotel

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Historians can recall the way the wooden floors bounced and flexed as calypso music chimed through the Grand Hotel. The Grand Hotel was originally built as a 3-story building in 1840, under the formal name of Commercial Hotel & Coffee House. In 1873, a fire caused serious damages to the hotel, and it now remains a 2-story building. This 170-year-old hotel is considered a Virgin Islands landmark that has accommodated distinguished guests and hosted some of the best events. During its prime, individuals were able to rent a room for as little as $2 dollars a night. Today, the building is now known as Grand Galleria and is operated by various local vendors.