The Majestic Hotel was Arkansas’ biggest and best known Hot Springs landmark. My wife and I spent our honeymoon there in the early 80’s. Beautiful resort hotel and spa. Had distinctive green awnings.It drew big Hollywood celebrities, gangsters and a pro baseball team there in the 30’s. It flourished and expended in the 60’s. It had a long decline starting in the mid 80’s that resulted in its closing in 2006. There was a campaign to get it restored.
Huge fire has closed the chapter on this landmark. They’ll start tearing it down in a few days. A big part of my life gone. It’s going to be so strange visiting Hot Springs and not seeing it.