Formerly known as the Camino Real, the 108-year-old landmark has a new name, a new look and needs new staff.

One of El Paso's most beloved and iconic hotels, the Hotel Paso Del Norte has been fully renovated and is ready to reopen. To fill all kinds of different positions, the hotel is holding a job fair Thursday, June 25th, from 10am - 6pm.

According to a press release, applicants will need to:

... arrive at 10 Sheldon Court, El Paso, Texas; use the main lobby entrance for check-in; and then proceed to Hotel Paso del Norte’s second-floor ballroom. Applicants are encouraged to bring resumes and identification such as a driver’s license. Applications will be accepted onsite. Background checks will be conducted prior to interviews.

COVID - 19 safety precautions will be in place and applicants will have to wear masks. Proper social distancing will be practiced and each applicant will be provided with a pen and a 1 oz bottle of hand sanitizer. (While supplies last.)

The hotel would be a fascinating place to work. On top of all the renovations, it has a fascinating history. A few examples:

  • The building, designed by Henry Trost, is on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • American Presidents G.H.W. Bush, G.W. Bush, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, William Howard Taft, Herbert Hoover, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt each stayed there.
  • Panch Villa held meetings there during the Mexican Revolution.
  • During that revolution, guests would actually watch battles take place across the border which is only about a mile away.
  • It's haunted AF.
  • Many gunfights took place in or near the hotel and its grounds, including the infamous "4 dead in 5 gunfight", which happened nearby.