SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A new hotel is opening in downtown Sacramento – and while the hotel is new, the building itself is rich with history.
The Exchange stands on J Street right next to the Downtown Commons and the Golden 1 Center. The building itself started out as the California Fruit Building more than 100 years ago.READ MORE: Person Struck By Train In Turlock
When it originally opened in 1914, the California Fruit Building was the tallest skyscraper west of the Mississippi. But, of course, a lot has changed between now and then.READ MORE: 'I Saw The Suffering In People's Faces: Sacramento Man Finds Strollers For War-Torn Refugees
The 10-story property, which served as an office building for most of its life, has now been renovated into a boutique hotel with one hundred individually decorated rooms.MORE NEWS: City To Vote On Project That Would Add Speed Bumps To More Sacramento Neighborhoods
While the hotel is now officially open as of Wednesday, work is still ongoing for its ground-floor restaurant. That restaurant, named Willow, is expected to be opening come winter.