By Allyson Duckworth

Y’all, Oxford is blooming like a sunflower in summertime! This sweet town is Mississippi’s hottest spot for football fanatics, friend getaways, weddings, or even a cozy staycation. And guess what? There’s a shiny new hotel in town. The newly refurbished Oliver Hotel is the crown jewel of the Oxford Square, marking a fresh start for this beloved corner of our Oxford world.

This spot has been a busy hub for businesses over the years. Once upon a time, in the land of the ’90s, there was a spot called Four Corners. It was home to a gas station that was always playing second fiddle to its rival, the legendary “Chicken on a Stick” joint across the street owned by Chevron. Later, it had a flirtation with a Checkers Drive-Inn before getting bulldozed down to make way for the swanky Chancellor’s House Hotel. That’s what it was called for six years, at least.

Picture this: Nashville’s charming Oliver Hospitality swept into Oxford and gave it a fancy makeover. The Oxford property was snatched up in a jiffy back in April 2022, and since then, the South Lamar and University Avenue corner has been shimmering with a fresh new look.

This beauty is named after its big sister, The Oliver Hotel in Knoxville, Tenn., established over a decade ago. The lobby is the real stunner here – a modern take on Southern hospitality that’ll make you feel like you’re on cloud nine. Inside, you’ll get a load of the eclectic design that’ll have you feeling right at home. Mel & Co Interior Architecture Design Studio worked their magic, sticking to the original architecture but jazzing it up with Schumacher wallpaper and fabrics and rich colors that’ll make you want to kick back and soak in the luxurious vibes.

Attention, foodies and cocktail lovers: The new Oxford hotspot, Kingswood, is the place to be for lunch, dinner and signature drinks. Their patio and indoor dining areas are a perfect representation of the city’s vibe.

And guess what? The culinary genius Joel Miller, former chef and owner of Ravine, is in charge of the kitchen. His farm-to-table creations are so finger-licking good, you’ll want to make a reservation right away.

But wait, there’s more! Once you’re done with your meal, sneak into the newly opened speakeasy, Nightbird. This place is dripping with coolness, but you might need a treasure map to find the hidden entrance. Behind the walls adorned with Schumacher Le Grand Tour wallpaper lies a world of Granatapple Schumacher wallpaper, splashed with yellow and orange pomegranates, and the Pantone color of the year 2024, peach fuzz! The luxurious textures and fabrics make this place a paradise for the senses.

And if you’re not ready to leave, don’t worry, there’s more in store. They’re planning to expand to the rooftop for an even more magnificent view of the sunset over Oxford. And hey, if you’re looking for a spot to throw a party or reception, Nightbird has got you covered.

Oh, the many faces of this stunning venue! If you’re tying the knot in Oxford, The Oliver Hotel is the answer to all your prayers. It’s a one-stop shop for all your wedding needs, from your bridal suite to brunch and welcoming guests. And that grand ballroom? It’s a showstopper, perfect for the rehearsal dinner or the big day reception. Say your “I do’s” to The Oliver Hotel!

Hey brides-to-be, have you heard about the ultimate pampering palace, The Bridal Suite at the Oliver? Get ready to be wowed with not one, but two luxurious bathrooms, enough space for your glam squad to transform you and your besties into true goddesses for the big day. And the cherry on top? A stunning patio overlooking South Lamar, perfect for you and your posse to gather and bask in the pre-wedding excitement!

The Oliver is not just a wedding venue, it’s a people-watching paradise! Your guests can soak up the buzz, unwind, and emerge refreshed from their stay at the recently renovated Oliver Hotel. It’s like a double treat for your big day!

“Location, location, location!” Park your ride and let your feet do the talking, as Oxford’s finest attractions are just a few steps away. Whether you’re in town for business or pleasure, or just exploring the university scene, staying at The Oliver Oxford means you can leave the car keys behind and soak up the city’s vibe with ease. From top-notch dining to cultural hotspots, it’s all within reach!

If you’re ready to explore Oxford then look no further than The Oliver of Oxford! Your ultimate destination for a luxurious stay. Don’t wait, visit to book your stay right now!