“Meet me at The Mayo” was once a well-known phrase among prominent oil tycoons and businessmen, including J. Paul Getty and John D. Rockefeller.
Originally opened in 1925, the glamorous Mayo Hotel was the social hotspot, with guests ranging from John F. Kennedy and Elvis to Babe Ruth and Charlie Chaplin.
Over the years, the Tulsa landmark fell into disrepair and was vacant for 30 years. Until its $42 million dollar renovation and reopening in 2009, the hotel’s destruction seemed likely. The Mayo made a captivating comeback and was recently named the best hotel in Oklahoma by Business Insider.