Graced with rich artistic roots and an unsurpassed address, the Four Diamond Elyton Hotel, invites you to experience modern indulgences at the intersection of urbane intelligence and uncommon cultivation. The hotel enjoys an unrivaled heritage and is home to the former iconic Empire Building, one of the South’s best-known architectural landmarks.

Built in 1909, the 16-story Empire was celebrated as a symbol of Birmingham’s golden era and one of the country’s great industrial and manufacturing centers. Rising from the corner of 1st Avenue North and 20th Street – one of four buildings built at the intersection that were so large the corner was called the “Heaviest Corner on Earth”.

“Elyton” references one of the city’s earliest entrepreneurs, who named the town Elyton a good 50 years before it became Birmingham in 1871. The name harks back to those heady days when all that lay before Birmingham – little more than a railroad junction at the time – were the potential for growth, blue skies, and the optimism of a new century. “Elyton” celebrates our earliest beginnings, our rich history of prosperity and entrepreneurialism.

We certainly could have named the hotel after the building’s original name, but we believed it deserves more. It deserves a name that celebrates how far Birmingham has come and how far we shall go. It deserves a name that is elegant, that reminds us of our entrepreneurial roots, and that is commensurate with this exquisite welcoming place that regales Birmingham’s business and pleasure visitors with sophisticated accommodations and delicious experiences. This is Elyton Hotel, a tribute to the past, a nod to the future, and symbolic of all that Birmingham has to offer.




The Elyton Hotel enjoys a privileged location in the heart of downtown Birmingham’s dynamic financial district. Surrounded by small galleries, unique boutiques, inspiring architectures and a culinary scene that has gained national attention, the Elyton Hotel commands a special place in a special neighborhood. Convenient to downtown offices and close to all of the city’s historic attractions – Elyton is the perfect base from which one may explore the city’s rapidly expanding cultural scene.




The Elyton Hotel invites you to experience a new definition of modern sophistication and rich tradition. Enjoy best-of-both-worlds charms, from the rebellious just-this-side-of-decadent Moon Shine, to the unequivocal nod to nature at The Yard. Perhaps you’d rather relax in the calming hues of our blue hombre lobby and sip your favorite drink as you catch up on the afternoon headlines. Here, one doesn’t have to choose between modern or traditional. Rather, you can pursue whatever suits your fancy at the Elyton Hotel.

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