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Butte's historic Finlen Hotel getting a major upgrade

Posted at 10:40 PM, Dec 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-23 12:50:03-05

BUTTE — The renowned Finlen has a rich past and its owners are banking on that history by investing in the future of the old uptown hotel.

As Butte’s Finlen hotel approaches the century mark, its owners are read to move to the historic hotel into the future.

“Butte is on a comeback and we are investing in the future that we envision,” said J.J. Adams.

This includes investing in a $3 million project that will include restoring 30 rooms on the buildings east tower, which is not used as storage.

Management believes the history of the hotel will attract more visitors.

Adams tells MTN News that this hotel has hosted Thomas Edison, Charles Lindbergh, JFK and Jackie Onassis.

The hotel has stepped into modern times by adding 50-Kilowatt solar panels on the building to make it more energy efficient.

"We’re super excited about what that means for our participation in these initiatives," said Adams.

The Finlen Hotel will be celebrating its 96th birthday on New Years Day. The owners here believe this hotels promising future will come from it’s rich past.

"If you’re looking forward to what Butte will be five years from now, which we are, we have total confidence in it," said Adams.

The Finlen is trying to get a $400,000 Community Block Grant from the state Department of Commerce to help fund these projects.