A committee of the Hot Springs board of directors has settled on who should demolish the fire-damaged Majestic Hotel.
While some residents were hopeful a portion of the 90-year-old building could be saved after a February 2014 fire, City Manager David Frasher said that when he visited the hotel recently, "it was raining on every floor."
The Hot Springs Sentinel Record reported Friday (http://bit.ly/1RZoRLE) that Frasher toured the building after receiving a letter from Preserve Arkansas, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving historic buildings. The group's director asked the city to give a full review before tearing down the former hotel.
The board will vote June 21 on awarding a demolition contract to the lowest bidder, DT Specialized Services of Tulsa, Oklahoma. It bid just over $1 million for the contract.