It has been an adventurous journey joining the Dilmah Family. It has been a little over a year and it has been the best business decision I had ever made. Dilmah a family business and now in Prescott, Arizona. Gloria's Tea Shoppe went out on the road. On its first encounter was Hotel Vendome and it was a match for Dilmah Tea. Eric and Stephanie Marichal, owners, met me at their hotel porch rocking on the their white rocking chairs and greeted me with smiles.
Built in 1917 a historic Inn associated more as a bed and breakfast was built by rancher John Benton (Jack) Jones. Rates were $1.50 for a single and $2.50 for a double.
The November 1917 issue of Yavapai Magazine featured a brief article on the new building: "For the past two years Prescott has been suffering for want of houses. To meet the urgent demand for a place to live, the attractive Hotel Vendome on south Cortez Street has been opened early in November. The structure is strictly modern. It is built of red pressed brick and its comfortable home-like appearance must solve the problems of many who are interested in house hunting."
Tom Mix a cowboy film star would stay at this western hotel a year at a time while doing silent movies. Hollywood celebrities and people from around the world would stay at this quaint inn. Tom Mix room is filled with movie memorabilia and to capture the western ambiance a claw foot bathtub to soak in. Choose packages to suit your needs. A romantic getaway with chocolates, candles, champagne and of course the bubble bath. Family suites are available and long term stays. The Vendome Christmas' are magical. Following suit with the Christmas City lighted buildings, Christmas trees, special music and the holiday spirit.