Governors House Hotel & Convention Center

The hotel, opened in the 1960s, prospered for over 20 years and featured 197 rooms, over 19,500 square feet of meeting and convention space, restaurant and an outdoor pool in the shape of the state of Alabama. Then, in the 1990s, larger hotels were built downtown drawing both staff and guests away from the Governor's House Hotel. 

In the late 1990s, the hotel struggled to keep up financially and it was passed around to various owners before it was ultimately put up for auction. There were still events being held there as recently as 2010, according to Advertiser reports, but by 2016 the hotel had fallen into disrepair and the city struggled with what to do with the property. ~ Montgomery Advertiser