At least seven new restaurants, from seafood to tapas, are planned to open in downtown Asheville.
Members of the Asheville Downtown Commission said last week that standards for development should be clearly expressed.
The Home2Suites by Hilton hotel is a 5-story, 117-room hotel proposed for a location on Thompson Street.
Developers may appeal the decision to Superior Court.
Two city advisory boards have split on their approval of the downtown hotel project.
This new hotel would be situated right across the street from the Hyatt Place, which just opened this spring.
The plans for new downtown Asheville hotels just keep on coming.