Landmark Lofts in Tulsa
In the early 1900s, a Tulsa icon was born from the heads and hearts of brothers Cass A. Mayo and John D. Mayo. After achieving success with their first venture, a five-story furniture store on Fifth and Main, the brothers set out to shape downtown Tulsa into the dynamic city it is today.
Their vision included a first-class hotel in downtown Tulsa that would exceed the expectations of even the most discerning patrons. Their dream became a reality when The Mayo Hotel opened in 1925. The building was constructed by architect George Winkler in the Sullivanesque style of the Chicago School. The edifice boasts a base of two-story Doric columns while the rest of the façade is mostly terra cotta accented by stone trim.
Once open, The Mayo quickly became a popular gathering place for Tulsa high society, playing host to notable guests throughout the 20th century, including President John F. Kennedy, Bob Hope, Charles Lindbergh, Babe Ruth, Charlie Chaplin and Mae West. The hotel was even home to famous oilman J. Paul Getty.
The tallest building in the city from 1925 to 1927 with an 18-story tower, the 600-room hotel was also a shining example of the Mayo brothers' foresight and uncompromising attention to detail, boasting the most modern amenities including ceiling fans in each room and Tulsa's first running ice water.
In 1980, The Mayo was listed in the National Register of Historic Places. After a failed renovation attempt in the early 1980s, The Mayo was abandoned for twenty years until the Snyder family purchased the building for $250,000 in 2001. The Snyders set out to restore the hotel to its former glory, undertaking the project with the same passion and determination of the Mayo brothers.
As a result of their persistent efforts, the historic hotel and lofts in downtown Tulsa, OK has returned and is more brilliant than ever. With 70 Tulsa residences, 102 hotel suites and opulent event space, your opportunities to experience this brilliance are endless. View floor plans of our lofts in Tulsa. Come and be a part of the next chapter in The Mayo's illustrious story.