From the West Alabama Newsroom-- The historic St. James Hotel in downtown Selma -- is now under new management.
Strand Development Company has taken over the day to day operation of the hotel.
"The company is 45 years old, we operate out of Myrtle Beach but we primarily cover the entire southeast and we're very much looking forward to coming in and helping the mayor, the city council and the citizens of Selma really to improve this hotel," said Strand Senior Vice President Andrew Pace.
The new management team held meetings with the hotel's staff Tuesday afternoon. They'll spend the next few weeks making an assessment of the hotel.
They say their goal is to transform the St. James into the best hotel in the area.