A total transformation.
Nearly every inch of the 8-story building has been remodeled. Fourty-year-old exterior brick was replaced with copper-colored steel and composite metal panels in four shades of black. Large glass windows provide dramatic views to downtown and the nearby river. Inside, the new Lismore Hotel features modern industrial design elements, textures and colors inspired by nature, and art made by local artists. Operated by Hilton, the Lismore has a boutique hotel vibe with its coffee shop, farm-to-fork restaurant and second floor bar and patio. The 112 rooms feature large windows, modern amenities and custom wallpaper made of reproductions of 1920s newspapers. Open since Spring 2016, the hotel is the centerpiece of downtown Eau Claire.