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The Inn on the Hill

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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.

With magnificent 360-degree views, the Inn on the Hill blends an elegant hotel with the quaint feeling of a bed and breakfast. The Inn, located two blocks north of downtown Salt Lake City, is the newest business venture for Phil McCarthey. Phil is no stranger to the renovation of historical buildings; the McCarthey family has also restored the McCune Mansion, located just west of the Inn; the Walker Mansion on South Temple; and the Citizens Investment Building, located just west of The Gateway and now known as The Orbit Cafe.

Edward Day Woodruff built the 11,000-square-foot Inn in 1906 for his family. The home was completed in the architectural style of the Second Renaissance Revival, and the interior was patterned after an English manor home.

The interior of the four-story mansion is just like I imagined. Intricately carved wood lines each room, and many of the walls still have the original leather and painted canvas on them. The home still displays original Tiffany lamps and stained glass, as well as the original light fixtures. The top floor once contained a grand ballroom, which was later converted into three bedrooms.

Each of the 13 rooms, with private bath and large jetted tub, has a name, all of which are named after scenic areas and parks in Utah, including Snow Canyon, Zions, Canyonlands and Bryce. The rooms and bathrooms are all uniquely decorated, and the bathrooms feature a variety of materials including slate, stone, brick, marble and tile. The grounds have been newly landscaped, the original wrought iron fence restored and the old carriage house converted into a private guesthouse.

Staying at the Inn on the Hill gives guests the best of both worlds. With wireless Internet connections, TVs, DVDs and all the latest amenities, this hotel is perfect for any guest.

For Zions Bank, I'm Fred Ball. I'm speaking on business.

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