Hotel Arras to Open in Asheville

Photo: © McKibbon Hospitality

By - February 17, 2019

This spring, new luxury accommodations open in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The new Hotel Arras in Asheville, North Carolina, will provide a boutique luxury experience set in the historic, former BB&T Tower building — the city’s largest structure. A warm stone façade was added, while glass and steel elements make the most of the abundant natural sunlight gracing the location.

Hotel Arras guestroom © McKibbon Hospitality

Hotel Arras guestroom © McKibbon Hospitality

Within, 128 guestrooms and suites, two restaurants, 54 condominiums and 5,000 square feet of cutting-edge meeting facilities await. The vision of Asheville resident and hotelier John McKibbon and Tower Associates Chairman Glenn Wilcox, the building will offer guests a host of special touches that include handmade soaps, artisan-brewed coffee and large, spa-worthy bathrooms. Mobile check-in will be a feature, while amenities include a modern fitness center, yoga studio, massage room, valet parking and room service. Condos are fitted with floor-to-ceiling windows and stunning views of the city.

One of the highlights: the property’s carefully curated collection of local art, lending a truly local cultural angle. Dining celebrates local fare, with menus in each restaurant (one full-service venue for breakfast, lunch and dinner; and one serving small plates, fresh coffee and evening craft cocktails) under the creative direction of area culinary celebrities Peter and Martha Pollay of Posana and Mandara Hospitality Group.

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