After developing a couple of Colorado towns – ever hear of Telluride? – real estate visionary Ron Allred sets his sights on Arizona’s historical inns.
Long before Ron Allred purchased The Hermosa Inn in 2015, he stalked the property like a professional thief casing the joint. He paced the entrance and hallways of Lon’s, the Paradise Valley resort’s signature restaurant, jotting notes for improvements on a pad with a pencil. He peered over patio walls and scoped out square footage of underutilized space. He whipped out a tape measure in common areas, drawing raised eyebrows and bewildered whispers from hotel staff.