They are the first of hundreds of apartment renters who will be moving into the old hotel in the coming months.
The 61-year-old hotel is being converted into more than 200 apartments on the upper floors. The lower seven levels of the building will house a 161-room Hilton hotel, restaurants and retail space.
The smallest apartment in the Statler Residences — about 500 square feet — goes for about $1,400 a month. A penthouse with 2,240 square feet will set you back almost $7,600.
Deric Medina, with management company Pinnacle Living, said the Statler Residences have been sponsoring downtown events and promoting the building on social media.
“We get a lot of people in the downtown area,” Medina said. “They’ve seen the building being resurrected.”
Along with offering a mid-century modern building, the rent includes a fourth-story pool and lounge deck, a workout room on the ground floor and 24-hour concierge service.
You can get room service meals from the hotel, too.
The rental units all have views of the Main Street Garden park out front or surrounding downtown buildings and streets.
Most of the high-rises in that area of downtown have already been converted to apartments or hotel rooms. Each of the apartments has dark wood modern kitchens with stainless steel appliances. The bathrooms have glass-enclosed showers, quartz countertops and pedestal sinks.
“A lot of people want to come in and see what it looks like,” said Pinnacle’s Raquel Rose. “The units still have that ‘Statler’ look.”
Rose said the contractors are finishing the apartments from the 18th floor down.
The hotel and public areas occupy the first seven floors of the building. The Hilton Curio Hotel will open this fall, and the entire project should wrap up by the end of the year.
The $175 million redevelopment is a project of Centurion American Development Group. Merriman Anderson/Architects designed the renovation of the building.