American Hotel Reopens in Freehold, N.J.

The American Hotel in Freehold, N.J., is celebrating its soft opening, local newspaper the Asbury Park Press reported last week.

The property, built as a stagecoach stop in 1824 and enlarged in 1928, closed for fire-code violations in 2004, according to the paper. A year later, a fire engulfed the hotel.

The new owners have spent $3.5 million in renovations to the hotel's 20 guest rooms—which will become available for occupancy on Jan. 8—as well as its two bars, day spa and wood-paneled restaurant, not to mention its three banquet rooms, bookings for which have already been secured for as far out as 2012, according to Anthony Cammallere, an ownership partner whose company, T&K Contractors, led the rebuilding project.

"People say they've been waiting to come in, and they tell us they love how the place looks," he told the Press. "It's very exciting to get that kind of feedback."

—Nielsen Business Media