How Grand Junction’s Historic Hotel St. Regis Got Its Name
The Hotel St. Regis in downtown Grand Junction hasn't always had that name. This is how the Hotel St. Regis got its name in 1908, the same year this photo was taken.
The Burnetts names it the New Grand Hotel in 1906 and added the west wing, making a grand total of 28 rooms in the hotel. Harry Burnett decided that the hotel's new name just wasn't right and was way too similar to the hotel's original name.
Burnett held a contest to rename the hotel in 1908. 'St. Regis.' was the winning name of the contest and this is how the hotel got its name. Burnett then added the third floor and cupola and an electric sign showing off the hotel's new name, Hotel St. Regis.