Hotel Mac

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Hotel Mac
Hotel Mac is located in California
Hotel Mac
Location Richmond, California (Pt. Richmond)
Coordinates 37°55′38″N 122°23′05″W / 37.927342°N 122.384800°W / 37.927342; -122.384800Coordinates: 37°55′38″N 122°23′05″W / 37.927342°N 122.384800°W / 37.927342; -122.384800
Built 1911
Part of Point Richmond Historic District

Hotel Mac is a historic hotel and restaurant, that was built in 1911 and is located in Point Richmond.

History[edit]

The original hotel was built in 1911 and named the Colonial Hotel. It served many different people, but mostly workers from the nearby Standard Oil refinery (now the Chevron Richmond Refinery). In the 1930s it was purchased by J. V. McAfee, a former manager at the Claremont Hotel. He also changed its name to the Hotel Mac.[1]

Beginning in the 1940s and 1950s, however, Hotel Mac began to lose its popularity and character. In 1971 a fire damaged the structure, and it closed for business. In 1978 two men named Bill Burnett and Griff Brazil formed a company to restore and reopen Hotel Mac as a fine dining restaurant. The hotel also reopened.[2]

Today[edit]

Currently, both the restaurant and the hotel are fully operational. The hotel is notable because each of its 10 rooms are decorated with slightly different styles and color schemes.[3] Hotel Mac is a contributing property to the Point Richmond Historic District, and was also listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[4]

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