Virtual Tours: Raleigh West District
Friday, January 05, 2024, 3pm
Embark on an immersive virtual tour through Raleigh West, a meeting district in Raleigh, N.C., full of cultural richness! Including North Carolina State University and the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Raleigh West District is a hub of intellectual vibrancy and artistic allure. Our Threshold 360 virtual tours provide a glimpse into the district's dynamic venues and captivating surroundings.
The district houses the North Carolina Museum of Art, a key reason Raleigh is called "The Smithsonian of the South." This free-admission museum is a Southern gem, featuring more than a dozen galleries holding works from around the world and the expansive, 164-acre Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park.
While on North Carolina State University's main campus, explore the Gregg Museum of Art & Design, an enriching space with over 35,000 objects and perfect for offsite gatherings. Just a short walk away, experience the vibrant shopping areas of Hillsborough St. and the Village District. Nearby, Raleigh Little Theatre and Theatre In The Park offer theatrical delights, showcasing the district's deep cultural roots.
If you have any questions about the meeting hotels and facilities below, or the Raleigh area in general, feel free to contact us any time! We can also give guided virtual tours with insider info throughout each space.
Nestled in the heart of Raleigh West, The StateView Hotel stands as a beacon of sophistication with a nod to the adjacent North Carolina State University. Boasting cutting-edge meeting spaces equipped with state-of-the-art technology, this venue blends modern aesthetics with the Wolfpack spirit—common areas feature Wolfpack-themed decor and meeting rooms are named after North Carolina State University landmarks. With eight versatile meeting rooms and a whopping total of 10,000 square feet of meeting space, The StateView Hotel is an ideal location for conferences, seminars and events.
After a day of productive meetings, guests can explore the picturesque views of Lake Raleigh, engaging in outdoor activities like paddleboarding and kayaking or simply enjoying a leisurely stroll along the scenic trails. The hotel's proximity to the Lonnie Poole Golf Course and JC Raulston Arboretum adds an extra layer of outdoor appeal. Additionally, Flask & Beaker, the hotel's signature restaurant, offers a diverse menu to satisfy your palate.
Aloft Raleigh artfully echoes the rich history of Raleigh, N.C., and North Carolina State University (NCSU)—the exterior of the hotel features two designs that represent both the history of NCSU and the future the university holds. They meet together behind a 55-foot-tall sculpture constructed by local artist Thomas Sayre. Across from Aloft Raleigh stands the historic and iconic Memorial Bell Tower, a poignant symbol honoring World War I alumni, showcasing Raleigh's enduring legacy.
The property features a 1,600-square-foot main event space with an adjoining pre-function area, offering a cozy and naturally lit environment. The Think Tank, a 600-square-foot boardroom, provides an intimate setting for collaborative discussions. Aloft Raleigh's culinary partnerships with Jubala Coffee and Gonza Tacos y Tequila offer delightful options for attendees during downtime, while the hotel itself exclusively handles catering in its meeting spaces.
Discover a green oasis at the Hyatt Place Raleigh/Cary, a LEED-certified hotel in the Raleigh West district. The six-story property features a stunning gallery space where music, scents and decor converge. Minutes away from PNC Arena, Carter-Finley Stadium and other key attractions, the hotel offers complimentary breakfast and 24/7 dining options. With 5,400 square feet of meeting space, including a 1,700-square-foot pre-function area and easy access to I-40 and RDU International Airport, Hyatt Place Raleigh/Cary seamlessly combines sustainability, sophistication and convenience for an exceptional stay.
For events that need a gigantic, energetic space, PNC Arena stands as an iconic venue in Raleigh West. The 19,700-seat venue not only hosts thrilling sports events but also offers flexible event spaces for conferences and conventions. With customizable meeting rooms and the latest AV technology, PNC Arena transforms seamlessly from a sports hub to a dynamic conference center. Additionally, the arena offers full catering services, operated entirely onsite by VAB Catering, ensuring that private functions are executed seamlessly.
Beyond the meeting spaces, PNC Arena's strategic location allows guests to explore the vibrant offerings of Raleigh West. Conveniently accessible from all parts of the state and situated adjacent to Carter-Finley Stadium and the North Carolina State Fairgrounds, the arena is strategically located just off I-40 and I-440, just minutes from RDU International Airport. Nearby, popular dining options include Backyard Bistro and the Carolina Ale House.
Raleigh West's State Fairgrounds stands out as an eclectic venue with eight unique facilities and 344 acres of land. Boasting a total of 400,000 square feet, the fairgrounds offer diverse spaces including a 95,000-square-foot room accommodating up to 16,333 in a theater-style setup and 2,550 for banquets. With 350 full-service RV access sites, free parking and convenient access from major interstates, the fairgrounds are a versatile choice for events of all sizes. Private catering services, allowance for outside catering and wireless connectivity in meeting spaces further enhance the fairgrounds' appeal.
Nestled within the North Carolina State University campus, the McKimmon Conference & Training Center is a hub for learning and collaboration. With 23 rooms totaling 37,000 square feet, including an expansive 11,800-square-foot room, the center caters to a wide range of events. State-of-the-art technology, coupled with a relaxed setting, creates an ideal environment for focused meetings and training sessions.
The McKimmon Conference & Training Center accommodates up to 1,200 attendees in a theater-style arrangement, 800 for banquets and 600 in a classroom setting. The center's flexibility extends to three computer labs and a variety of room setups, from traditional theater and classroom layouts to U-shape and pod configurations. Attendees can venture to nearby Hillsborough St. for dining, shopping and more.
With a roaring capacity of 56,919, Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh West is the epitome of Wolfpack pride. Renowned as a premier college football venue, recent renovations have amplified its atmosphere and facilities. The Murphy Center in the south end zone, spanning 103,254 square feet, sets new standards for athletic training, while the adjacent Dail Practice Complex offers three full fields for Wolfpack practices. The TowneBank Center, a four-level facility with 117,000 square feet, elevates the game-day experience with 51 luxury suites, 1,000 club seats and media quarters.
Bring your group to the Carter-Finley Stadium for a game and cheer on the Wolfpack.