opulence reinterpreted at Hotel Ella & Goodall's Kitchen

The eye candy formerly known as the Mansion at Judge's Hill underwent a multi-million dollar renovation and just reopened this fall as Hotel Ella. The original architecture has been preserved and the interior given a modern facelift while staying true to the stylish feel once created Dr. Thomas Dudley Wooten's socialite wife with an eye for design, Ella Wooten (also the hotel's namesake). The hotel restaurant, Goodall's Kitchen and Bar, serves upscale classic fare in a cool slate blue dining room warmed by the glow of walnut tables left intentionally bare. 

Click here for my Forbes Travel Guide write-up of Hotel Ella (just given a FTG Four Star rating!)...and here for my write-up of Goodall's Kitchen.