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Daxton Hotel moves management in-house

By Kevin Elliott

A change of management at the Daxton Hotel, 298 S. Old Woodward, by the Woodward Brown Ventures, which has decided to oversee operations internally, prompted a request to the Birmingham City Commission on Monday, January 11, where it was unanimously approved.

Birmingham Planning Director Nick Dupuis said the Daxton was and will remain owned by Woodward Brown Ventures; however, the hotel has decided to take management of the hotel in-house. The management had been handled by the Aparium Hotel Group in Chicago. The move requires a change in ownership of the hotel’s liquor license to Woodward Brown Ventures from Aparium Hotel Group.

The change therefore required a special land use permit amendment to the hotel issued by the city. The city initially issued a liquor license and permit in 2019 to Woodward Brown Ventures/Aparium Hotel Group, which is owned by several entities.

Attorney Kelly Allen, representing the hotel, said there are no changes to the layout, operation or hours of business.

Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the special land use permit amendment, with commissioner Pierre Boutros abstaining.


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