Lismore newspaper pages adorn walls of $20m hotel in America
A $20MILLION hotel in America, which has been named after Lismore and features wallpaper prints of 1920s editions of The Northern Star, is about to open its doors.
The refurbished hotel is located in Lismore's American sister city, Eau Claire in Wisconsin.
It has been a highly anticipated development - the old hotel had fallen into disrepair and more than half of the rooms could not be used.
But thanks to a major investment from entrepreneur Zach Halmstad the hotel, named The Lismore, is nearly ready for its first guests.
As well as the name, it has one very special Northern Rivers touch.
In October last year The Lismore tweeted a photo of their prized Northern Star wallpaper, and Lismore Mayor Jenny Dowell said she was loving the Lismore connection.
VolumeOne, which reports on culture and entertainment in the region where The Lismore hotel is located, this month featured a sneak peek of the new building.
The article made note of The Northern Star's presence in the multi-million dollar hotel.
"The walls are papered with large-scale reproductions of 1920s newspapers from Lismore, Australia, which add an offbeat, historic touch (Lismore is Eau Claire's sister city and the hotel's namesake)," VolumeOne reported.
The website also published a list of five facts about Lismore, the town (that's us). Check it out.