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Alabama luxury hotel group prepares for full reopening by emphasizing safety: ‘We take this seriously’

By John Sharp |

Restaurants and spas that are a part of eight Marriott-brand hotels and conference centers owned by the Retirement Systems of Alabama and managed by PCH Hotels and Resorts will begin reopening next week following long closures during the coronavirus pandemic.

The hotel’s team, in an email to and other media outlets, is emphasizing safety as it begins reopening restaurants, spas and pools this week.

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Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa (Point Clear): Bayside Grill and Bucky’s Bar reopened Friday. Spa at the Grand reopens on Wednesday. Massage and facials will begin on Wednesday as well.

Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel (Mobile): Fathoms Lounge reopened Tuesday.

Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa (Mobile): Joe Cain Café reopened on Monday. Spa at Battle House reopened on Tuesday. Massages and facials will begin on May 27. Pool reopens Friday, May 22.

Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa (Montgomery):House Restaurant reopened Friday. Spa at Montgomery reopens Friday, May 22 for massages. Hair, nails and facials will be added at a later date.

Marriott Prattville Hotel and Conference Center at Capitol Hill (Prattville): Oak Tavern reopened Friday.

Auburn/Opelika Marriott Resort & Spa at Grand National (Opelika): Splash Bar reopened on Thursday. Spa at Grand National reopens Thursday, May 21 for hair, nails massages and facials.

Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa (Hoover):Clubhouse Restaurant reopened Tuesday. Spa at Ross Bridge reopened on Friday. Massages and facials begin Thursday, May 21.

Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa (Florence): Swamper’s Bar and Grille reopened Monday. Spa at the Shoals reopened on Thursday for hair. Massages, facials and nails begin on Thursday, May 21.

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Known as an affluent city with a rich history and culture, Birmingham has something for everyone.

Best time to visit: June to August is considered by most to be the best time to visit.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens has more than 7,000 plants from different parts of the world.

The Oak Mountain State Park has a small beach, biking routes, golf course, and wildlife observatories.

The Civil Rights District is located downtown and home to many historical sights.

The Downtown District has a large range of accommodation and entertainment options.

The  Red Mountain neighborhood has a wide range of eateries, including national and international chains.

Home to four world-class golf courses

Hosts annual contemporary art festival

Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve is one of the largest urban nature reserves in the U.S.

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