Courtesy the Capital Hotel
111 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
Historic tidbits: President Ulysses S. Grant was an early guest; it is said that the hotel’s oversized elevator was designed to accommodate his horse. The Capital had the country’s first magnetic annunciator, a system used to call for room service. Many politicians have announced their candidacy from its staircase; the hotel was President Bill Clinton’s Little Rock headquarters during his presidency. Recently, a fund-raising dinner for presidential candidate Mitt Romney was held there.
Kudos: The hotel is a member of Historic Hotels of America and was rated the No. 1 hotel in Arkansas by U.S. News. It is a AAA Four DIamond property.
Rooms: The hotel’s 94 rooms include four suites and 15 semi-suites, called Capital Great Rooms.
Meeting space: Some 6,400 square feet of space on two levels, not including event spaces such as the lobby and the mezzanine. The largest space is a 1,850-square-foot ballroom. Each meeting space is equipped with drop-down screens and data/video projectors.
Amenities: Meals are served in Ashley’s, the hotel’s fine-dining restaurant, and the Capital Bar and Grill. Room service is available.
An on-site automobile can be booked for emergencies or by special arrangement. Use of the Downtown Fitness Center across from the hotel is complimentary to guests. The hotel also has free wireless Internet access in its guest rooms. Turndown service includes toffee.
Location: The hotel is in downtown Little Rock, across the street from the Statehouse Convention Center and 15 minutes from Little Rock National Airport.