An office building that was once a Cuban cigar factory in St Augustine, Florida is set to become a new boutique hotel.
Work will begin on the four-storey building in the third quarter of 2021, finishing in late 2022 and creating hundreds of jobs.
The building was constructed in 1909, and is the last relic of St Augustine’s cigar industry, brought to the city by Cuban immigrants in the 19th century.
The 50-room property is currently owned by Jalaram Hotels, and will be part of Hilton’s Tapestry Collection.
No changes will be made to the historic exterior of the building in the construction process.