El Paso’s Haunted De Soto Hotel To Open As A Hotel & Dining Space
The infamously haunted De Soto Hotel will come back to life as a remodeled 4-story boutique hotel and dining space.
Late afternoon on February 4, the De Soto Hotel went up in flames after a Condition-4 fire took over the top floors of the building.
The fire was so intense that the roof and fourth floor collapsed, damaging the third and second floors. Thankfully, no one was inside the building during the fire, but to this day, no one knows what happened since the cause of the fire was undetermined, and the El Paso Fire Marshall closed the case.
The landmark building, which dates back to 1905, was featured recently by The Paranormal Files on YouTube, claiming that the hotel is one of the most haunted places ever ghost hunted in Texas.
It's well known that the De Soto Hotel, which is over 116-years old, is steeped in history and the paranormal.
Hours after the fire, photos began to pop up on the Facebook Group Sun City Paranormal Mysteries, revealing spine-chilling images of mysterious faces in the flames and plumes of smoke emanating from the fire.
Clay Baron from Dave's Pawn Shop even captured photos with some interesting images of faces and people in the billowing fire that charred the building.
Yet, even with all that paranormal history, the owner, Rogelio Gonzalez, plans to move forward with its renovation.
According to The El Paso Times, plans include refurbishing the ground floor to accommodate a restaurant while transforming the second through fourth floors into a 34-room boutique hotel.
The whole plan sounds fantastic, but the question now is, would you stay the night at a reputed haunted hotel, albeit a posh one?
No worries, you'll have some time to think it over as it might be a couple more years before the historic De Soto Hotel opens to the public.
Undoubtedly, curious locals and tourists alike will line up to experience a night or two at one of the most haunted places in Texas, contributing to the ongoing revitalization of El Paso's downtown district.