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We Welcome Chancellor’s House to Oxford

Thursday, November 12th, 2015 | Coverage

The Oxford Eagle

The Chancellor’s House on Friday literally rolled out a red carpet to guests with a preview event off the Square in Oxford.

The developers of the boutique hotel wanted to show a taste of what they plan to offer when they open their doors, hopefully in summer 2016.

The founder, N. David Porter, fell in love with Oxford after visiting his son at the University of Mississippi. When he didn’t realize he needed to book a hotel room months in advance and make parking arrangements ahead of time, he had a rude awakening and did not get to spend as much time with his son as he wanted. After that he teamed up with several other Ole Miss alumni and put creating the hotel into a reality they call “An Oxford Love Story.”

The boutique hotel will be right off the Square at the intersection of University Avenue and South Lamar Boulevard. It will offer luxury packages for those looking to just have a getaway, who want a spa experience, plan to hunt, want a music experience, will attend a game and more.

While the Chancellor’s House will cater to a certain segment of the population, there are also two other hotels in the works that will be available for visitors. The Graduate and a Marriott Courtyard will be opening in town also.

Hotels that are easily accessible to the Square and athletic games need to be appreciated and given every effort to succeed. They meet a need for visitors, help keep tourists happy downtown, reduce drinking and driving incidents and keep tax dollars local. The more beds here the less visitors have to drive to Batesville, New Albany or Tupelo just for a place to lay their head. If sleeping in Oxford, there are that many more people who wake up and shop in town or eat at a restaurant somewhere in Oxford or Lafayette County.

In addition to those benefits, these three hotels mean more jobs for residents.

Let’s welcome the developments and when friends coming in for the game need a place to stay, recommend one of them.