Have you seen the Baker Hotel in Mineral Wells? You can't miss it if you have travelled HWY 281. The old lady is the tallest and grandest building in Palo Pinto county. Opening right after the crash in 1929, it hosted all sorts of celebrities, politicians, and the wealthy. The Baker also created many jobs for the townspeople in Mineral Wells. It seemed like everyone was connected somehow to the Baker. The hotel closed in the 70s and has startled to crumble ever since. The poor soul. Who has 400 million dollars to renovate it?
Well..good news..somebody does! Thiel and Thiel Architecture is redesigning and coming up with the plans to renovate the Baker Hotel and make it a spa like destination getaway. There will be about 200 rooms, spa, retail shops, and a restaurant. They will market the rooms at affordable prices. I'm very excited about this! I hope it will follow through. I will definitely take a trip to spend the night at the Baker. I'm not much into spas but for historical places...well you know how I feel about that!