New and unique accommodations and one-of-a-kind attractions beckon travelers to North Carolina's capital city

Raleigh, N.C. (Nov. 14, 2018) – Whether planning a family vacation, romantic weekend or quick getaway with friends, travelers to Raleigh, N.C., discover enviable experiences with access to one-of-a-kind attractions and a range of accommodations – from intimate inns to full-service hotels, and a host of new openings on the horizon.

New and Unique Accommodations
Opening late 2018

  • Guest House Raleigh: an 1880's home lovingly restored and re-imagined as a sleek and storied eight-room boutique hotel with beautiful public spaces and a backyard garden
  • Revisn: an extended stay hotel that combines the comfort and convenience of a luxury residence with the hospitality of a full-service hotel, including 24-hour concierge, rooftop patio and solar-powered energy

Projected to open 2019/2020

  • Origin Hotel Raleigh: 126-room boutique hotel centrally located in downtown Raleigh, offering a bike-share program and featuring wine and tapas restaurant, juice bar, gym and artwork by local artists
  • The Willard: an urban-style AC hotel by Marriott featuring 124 guest rooms within a mixed-use development

To see all proposed hotels:

Opened 2017

  • The StateView Hotel: Located at the edge of Lake Raleigh in the heart of the North Carolina State University campus, this LEED-certified hotel features "collaborative hub" interactive spaces, restaurant, bar, fitness and business centers and outdoor activities
  • Residence Inn Raleigh Downtown: this 175-suite, LEED-certified $30 million Marriott-branded hotel offers spacious accommodations each with equipped kitchen; restaurant with a spectacular city view; and a rooftop bar


  • The Mayton Inn: an "old soul with modern amenities," this boutique property offers the charm of an historic B&B and the amenities of a luxury hotel, with elegant public spaces and custom-designed guestrooms
  • The Umstead Hotel and Spa: Five Star, Five Diamond luxury hotel with 150 rooms, a Five Star / Five Diamond restaurant, 16,000-square-foot spa, naturally landscaped gardens and locally sourced cuisine

For a complete list of area accommodations:

One-of-a-kind Attractions

For a list of the destination's 40 Free things to see and do:

For a full list of the destination's activities and attractions:

Raleigh has been named one of the "Coolest Small Cities in America" by GQ, one of the "Tastiest Towns in the South" by Southern Living, and one of the "Cheapest U.S. Cities to Visit" by Kiplinger. The destination is known for her southern charm, sophisticated culinary scene, world-class attractions and wide range of accommodations suited for any style and budget.

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About the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau (Visit Raleigh)
The Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau (Visit Raleigh), as the official destination marketing organization of Raleigh and Wake County, accelerates sustainable economic growth and development by increasing visitor and convention business. Raleigh, N.C./Wake County welcomes more than 16 million visitors annually whose spending tops $2.5 billion. The visitor economy supports more than 26,170 local jobs in Wake County and generates more than $250 million in state and local tax revenues, saving each Wake County household $671 in taxes annually.

Media Contact
Jessica Holt, Public Relations and International Tourism Manager

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