ST. LOUIS – The Historic Mayfair Hotel reopened its doors as Magnolia Hotel Tuesday morning.
More than 100 people came out to the celebration, including Alderwoman Phyllis Young and President of the Explore St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission Kathleen Ratcliffe.
St. Louis Cardinals mascot Fredbird helped open the property by breaking the magnolia garland that was strung on a Ford Model T. He was also the first official check-in guest of the hotel.
The hotel, named to the National Register of Historic Places 35 years ago, was purchased by Stout Street Hospitality in 2003 and closed in 2013 for renovations.
Built in 1925, Mayfair Hotel has a rich history in St. Louis. At the building's peak, its glamour and majesty welcomed Hollywood actors and even U.S. presidents.
The hotel boasts more than 180 rooms.