Hotel Fredonia


A 13-month massive renovation of the Fredonia Hotel and Convention Center in Nacogdoches is underway. It’s in the demolition phase. Walls are coming down and ceilings replaced.

“With each new wall we open is a new adventure,” hotel general manager John McLaren said Wednesday, following a construction meeting.

More than 250 people turned out for a job fair in Nacogdoches, Texas, Wednesday that was arranged to help the more than 90 former employees of Hotel Fredonia. The owner of the 58-year-old landmark closed it  last month citing cash-flow problems. Since then, the city, business and workforce agencies have banded together to try to remedy the situation, according to Michelle Smith, vice president of the Nacogdoches Economic Development Corporation.