This was an incredible opportunity to partner with the architects at Clark Contractors and capture the renovation of the old Massey Hotel in Bentonville Arkansas. The Massey Hotel dates all the back to 1910 and before that went by the name of the Eagle Hotel. So much history packed into this building. It sits right on the corner of Central Ave right above the famous bike shop Phat Tire in the bustling downtown area of Bentonville.
Clark Contractors had this to say about the historic building,
“Hotel Massey, originally constructed in 1910, has been a mainstay in downtown Bentonville for over 100 years. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.”
This is just another example of the many gems that the city of Bentonville has to offer such as the Crystal Bridges Museum and the home of Walmart. The outdoor scene is booming here as well with all of the Oz Trails work happening around the city. Seems like everyday something new is popping up and bringing a new excitement to the area. Downtown Bentonville seems to be the place to be. A small town feel with some of the coolest coffee shops like the Onyx Coffee Lab and upscale restaurants like the Preachers Son.
This morning was super inspiring and fun. The irony was Bentonville had just gotten hit by a crazy snow storm and I had to inch across the ice covered sidewalks for the exterior shots, but I enjoyed the challenge!
The Massey Hotel has now been revitalized into an amazing creative space. Here is a sneak peak inside of the revitalized hotel.
Want to know what I used to capture the Massey Hotel?
Sigma MC-11 Mount Converter
Tripod & Head
Manfrotto 410 Geared Head
Flashpoint eVOLV 200
Flashpoint XPLOR 600
Pelican 1510 Case