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T he charming and historic Malaga Inn in Downtown Mobile is the only hotel of its kind in the state of Alabama. Originally built in 1862 as wedding gifts for two sisters, the town homes were connected with a rear addition over the original carriage house and converted to a boutique hotel in 1969 by Mrs. Mayme Sinclair. The Inn remains privately owned and is operated today by Mayme’s daughter and grandson, Julie and Jordan Beem. It is the oldest continuously operating hotel in Mobile. While many Mobilians connect the Malaga to Mardi Gras due to its prime location at the head of the parade routes, the Inn plays host to business groups and individuals, tour groups, vacationers and, perhaps ideally, wedding parties. The beautiful interior courtyard with its signature foun­tain is the perfect set- ting for an intimate wedding cer­emony or reception. It also gets full use as a relaxing spot for an after-work break. As lovely as the Inn and its ameni- ties are, the one element that stands out more than any other in online reviews and guest comments is the remarkable warmth and hospitality of the staff. They truly are there to ensure that each guest feels welcome and at home. It’s a formu- la that’s worked for 50 years. Ms. Mayme would be proud. For more information on this Gulf Coast escape, visit www.malagainn.com or call 251-438-4701 DISCOVER COASTAL ALABAMA - WINTER/SPRING 2019 19