Hot Springs AR News

24 hours in Hot Springs. The city that was built on water.

by Arkansas Times | October 26, 2017

Though Hot Springs once had its share of elegant hotels, the lodging scene has been on the decline — until now. The Waters Hotel, opposite from Bathhouse Row at 340 Central Ave., opened in February 2016 after a 16-month, $8 million renovation. The work transformed the circa 1913 Thompson Building into a sleek, 62-room boutique hotel worthy of any bustling metropolis and a top-tier nightly price. Featuring an outdoor garden, shopping and nightlife just steps away, and on-site fine dining at The Avenue restaurant, The Waters is definitely the place to stay if you want an upscale Hot Springs experience.

Read more at https://www.arktimes.com/arkansas/24-hours-in-hot-springs/Content?oid=10966305

The 25 Best Small Towns in America

Take a soak in this spa town in the Ouachita Mountains. Population: 36,867 A trip to Hot Springs wouldn’t be complete without a stop at the eight historic bathhouses to soak in the town’s namesake mineral springs. Other area attractions include the Garvan Woodland Gardens, the Magic Springs Water and Theme Park, and the Hot Springs Mountain Tower. Be sure to check out the town’s collection of Art Deco buildings.

Read more at https://www.architecturaldigest.com/gallery/best-small-towns-america

Modern look, classic dishes at The Avenue.  You’ll find elevated comfort food there.

By Arkansas Times | February 8, 2018

The Avenue is sleek, clean and well lit. A wall of windows lined with barstools looks out onto Central Avenue, a perfect perch for people-watching. The marble bar is underlit with blue LEDs. Modern light fixtures let you know you’re somewhere brand new and framed black-and-white photos positioned along the walls let you know you’re also sipping cocktails in a place with some history.

Read more at https://www.arktimes.com/arkansas/modern-look-classic-dishes-at-the-avenue/Content?oid=14363556

Top 5 Valentine’s Day Getaway Places in America Revealed

By Steve Winston – World Property Journal | February 9, 2018

#5 – THE WATERS HOTEL, HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS – Hot Springs, Arkansas is a little piece of Paradise. It’s a beautiful old town in the hills, blessed with deep-green forests and cool streams and paths in Nature and a classic Old-Time downtown with colorful shops and restaurants. And, of course, those famous hot springs, where you can “take the waters.” And there’s a new hotel in town, in a beautifully-restored structure built as a medical building in 1913. The Waters Hotel opened just recently, with restored original touches to the building such as Corinthian pilasters, marble floors, and glazed-terracotta exterior. The Avenue–a southern artisan-style restaurant led by award-winning chef and Le Cordon Bleu alumnus Casey Copeland–was added to provide a romantic atmosphere. This is a boutique hotel with only 62 rooms, and a devotion to personal service. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, the “Romantic Retreat Package” is just that, with features such as relaxing massages and spa treatments at the neighboring Quapaw Bathhouse. And it all happens in a town that looks like a Currier & Ives postcard.

Read more at http://www.worldpropertyjournal.com/featured-columnists/great-destinations/adventures-on-the-gorge-the-waters-hotel-hotel-les-mars-lands-creek-log-cabins-western-riviera-lakeside-lodging-best-valentines-day-vacation-destinations-in-2018-valentines-day-vacations-10747.php.