Dayton’s only Setback Art Deco Architecture


Designed by the Dayton architectural firm of Schenck & Williams, who also designed Hawthorn Hill and The Engineers Club of Dayton, The Grande Hall was Dayton’s tallest building from 1931-1969.

Iconic hotels and venues like the St. Regis New York or the Hotel Ritz in Paris are known for the invention of famous cocktails like the Bloody Mary and the Sidecar. Inspired by our rich history, The Grande Hall has also created a signature cocktail exclusively for our guests.

During WWII, The Grande Hall’s roof was used as an air raid observation post with the code name ‘Dog Easy 77,’ which was the inspiration for our signature cocktail the ‘Dog Easy.’ Guests love the fun connection to Dayton History and you get to keep a copy of the recipe to take a little piece of The Grande Hall home with you.

Learn more Liberty Tower history on ‘Our History’ page.