Across Rice Park from the Ordway Center is another investment by Lucius Pond Ordway. In 1908, the wealthy St. Paulite purchased and demolished the former Windsor Hotel. Ordway then hired the local firm of Reed and Stem – the architects of New York’s Grand Central Terminal – to build a luxury replacement. On opening night in 1910, “St. Paul’s Million-dollar Hotel” welcomed the city’s elite including James J. Hill and John Ireland, archbishop of St. Paul. You can also feel like a million dollars when driving up to this English cottage garden, being greeted by an impeccably-dressed doorman and walking through the door of this Italian Renaissance façade. The Saint Paul Hotel is unsurpassed in premier accommodations, fine dining and extemporary service.