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New hotel highlights new look in Lake Arthur

LAKE ARTHUR, LA (KPLC) -

The Bank Hotel in Lake Arthur is open for business and perhaps even encouraging more business to the area.

Owners and supporters of the L'Banca Albergo held the hotel's ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday. The old bank is now a two-story hotel with themed rooms.

Lake Arthur Mayor Robbie Bertrand is excited about the hotel opening in his town.

"Growing up here in Lake Arthur all my life, never having a hotel here and always thinking that we have things to offer here," Bertrand said. "I'm speechless. I'm really speechless."

And now the rooms are booking.

"I feel like it's a diamond in the rough," said Jeff Davis Parish Business Alliance board member Sanja Landry. "I feel like Lake Arthur has a lot to offer as well as the parish."

Landry said the Lake Arthur area is growing and it was the perfect location for a hotel.

"It's a destination. People come here for the fun and now they have a place to stay," she said.

And, of course, more business is welcome to the area now that visitors have a place to stay.

"And when they leave here, they'll go down to one of the gift shops. They'll go down to one of the restaurants here on Main Street," Bertrand said. "I think that's going to kind of spur more business here and I couldn't be more tickled about this. It's fantastic."

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