MARQUETTE — A little over a year and a half ago, the Landmark Inn went through an ownership change. Since then, one of Marquette’s most notable landmarks still looks the same from the outside, but there have been several changes to the inside the hotel.

Hotel management discussed some of those changes today during a lunch with members of the Northern Center for Lifelong Learning (NCLL). Officials added four more rooms to the hotel, bringing the total number of overnight rooms available to 66.

The main dining room in the hotel was remodeled into ‘The Piedmont’– which serves items with an Italian flair, like wood–grilled pizzas and fine wines.

“The Piedmont Restaurant we’ve seen just an increase in flow through there,” said Michelle Cook, director of sales and marketing at the Landmark Inn. I feel like it’s very approachable, it’s very comfortable, it’s a great place to come.”

“We like to say that we have some old–world charm but with modern day conveniences,” added Cook. “We do feel like we are at the heart of Downtown Marquette.”

“It’s definitely an historic building. I think everyone is very proud of it today,” said Phyllis James, secretary for the Northern Center for Lifelong Learning.

“The years that it was in such disrepair were pretty painful for the community, so it’s nice that it’s been fixed and is the lovely place that it is today.”

Once called The Northland Hotel, the Landmark Inn first opened for business in 1930. It closed in 1982 and re–opened for business in 1995.

The 16 members from the NCLL enjoyed a salad and sandwich buffet today at the Sky Room on the hotel’s sixth floor.