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The Empress of Little Rock
Bed and Breakfast

Little Rock, Arkansas   

Welcome to the peace and magnificence of the 1880's. The Empress was born out of a passion for the Victorian Era; a love for order, personal integrity, enthusiastic optimism, cherished family traditions and memories of how life used to be. 

The restoration of the Mansion received the Great American Home Award by the National Historic Trust in May '97 and the Arkansas Henry Award for Heritage, '99.

The Hornibrook Mansion was completed in 1888 at a cost of $20,000 and used exclusively Arkansas materials. Designed by Max Orlopp and Casper Kusener, it has been described in the National Register of Historic Places as the best example of ornate Victorian Architecture in Arkansas and the most important existing example of Gothic Queen Anne style.

Imagine an evening in the family parlor at the Biltmore, surrounded by luxurious antiques, the warmth of the fire draining away the tension of a busy corporate day, stretched out in your smoking jacket or Victorian dressing gown, and that special book you've been postponing for the "right time". Each room at The Empress conveys just such a feeling in your own private sitting area.

A queen size four poster bedstead graces this cozy room with Victorian love seat and chair sitting area. Light rose and violet create a warm and delicate feeling hard to achieve without 14' ceilings and dark oak antiques. 

Pedestal sink with shower in pullman bath surrounded by a collection of seashells from a Victorian summer by the sea.

We've labored to treat each room as an extension of us with mementos and antiques that make you feel like you're not only experiencing the past, but a cherished guest of the "royal family".

The Empress is AAA Four-Diamond Rated

The Empress of Little Rock
Small Luxury Hotel and Bed and Breakfast

2120 South Louisiana
Quapaw Quarter Historic District
Little Rock, Arkansas   72206
(501) 374-7966
(877) 374-7966 (reservations)

email: hostess@theempress.com  
Innkeepers: Sharon Welch-Blair and Robert H. Blair

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