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Birmingham is the largest
city in the state of Alabama in the United States. It is the county seat
of Jefferson County and includes part of Shelby County. It is also
the largest city in the Birmingham-Hoover-Cullman Combined Statistical
Area, colloquially known as Greater Birmingham, which contains roughly
one quarter of the population of Alabama.
|Birmingham was founded in
1871, just after the American Civil War, as an industrial enterprise. It
was named after Birmingham, one of the UK's major industrial cities. Through
the middle of the 20th century, Birmingham was the primary industrial center
of the Southern United States. The astonishing pace of Birmingham's growth
through the turn of the century earned it the nicknames "The Magic City"
and "The Pittsburgh of the South". Much like Pittsburgh in the north, Birmingham's
major industries were iron and steel production.
Over the course of the 20th
century, the city's economy diversified. Though the manufacturing industry
maintains a strong presence in Birmingham, other industries such as banking,
insurance, medicine, publishing, and biotechnology have risen in stature.
Birmingham has been recognized as one of the top cities for income growth
in the United States South with a significant increase in per capita income
Today, Birmingham ranks as
one of the most important business centers in the Southeastern United States
and is also one of the largest banking centers in the U.S. In addition,
the Birmingham area serves as headquarters to one Fortune 500 company:
Regions Financial. Five Fortune 1000 companies are headquartered in Birmingham.
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Western Carlton Suites, Birmingham
Welcome to the Best Western
Carlton Suites where guests will find superior customer care and an array
of amenities for an affordable rate. Start the day off with a free hot
breakfast buffet featuring, eggs, pancakes, waffles, sausage, bacon and
more! We help you end your weekdays in the evenings with a free Manager's
Reception featuring cocktails and snacks, Monday thru Thursday. Enjoy some
of the hotel's many amenities such as an indoor heated swimming pool, exercise
facility, guest laundry facilities, business center and meeting facilities.
Dogs under 20 pounds are welcome with a $10.00 per pet per day feed.
Guests will find themselves in an ideal location in Birmingham while staying
at the Best Western Carlton Suites.
Inn & Suites Downtown-Tutwiler, Birmingham
Built in the 1920's, the
Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown-Tutwiler in Birmingham, Ala., is an award-winning
hotel with historic significance. The hotel is adjacent to Linn Park and
the Birmingham Museum of Art. The Jefferson Civic Center and the Civil
Rights Institute are within six blocks. The hotel is five miles from Birmingham
Airport. Hotel Features. The hotel is the site of a Charles Lindbergh press
conference and a Tallulah Bankhead post-wedding party in the 1920's. The
hotel provides many sophisticated services including wireless Internet
access, computer rental and complimentary airport shuttle service. On-site
dining is available at The Grille Restaurant, featuring dark mahogany furnishings
and floor-to-ceiling windows. The hotel offers a sizeable wine list and
Located just south of downtown
Birmingham, the Hyatt Place Birmingham/Inverness hotel provides easy access
to the area’s rich historic sites, including the Birmingham Civil Rights
Museum and the 16th Street Baptist Church. For sports fans, the Inverness
hotel is accessible to the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, the Talladega
Superspeedway and Barber Motorsports Park. Additional Inverness-area
attractions include the water theme park at Alabama Adventure and the Birmingham
Garden Inn & Suites, Birmingham
The Rime Garden Inn &
Suites campus-style environment is very relaxing and invigorating, yet
the property is within walking distance of shopping and a beautiful park
with tennis courts, walking track, playground, and pavillion. Stay relaxed
with all the conveniences of a full service hotel. Wake up feeling refreshed
and relaxed, then enjoy a complimentary hot country buffet before you begin
your day. Rime Garden Inn & Suites is located minutes from Birmingham
International Airport and major interstates.
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