Asheville in the midst of a hotel construction boom. Here’s where things stand right now:
UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN DOWNTOWN ASHEVILLE
-Corner of Broadway and College Street: An aging parking deck has been demolished and the site is being prepped for the construction of a new 120-room AC Hotel by developer John McKibbon.
-Corner of College Street and South Charlotte Street: This complex includes a new Hilton Garden hotel, as well as parking deck and office building.
-Corner of Montford Avenue and Haywood Street: This Hyatt Place hotel will likely be the first of the new wave of hotels to open. It will bring a 140-room hotel with a pool and rooftop bar to the former location of the old Three Brothers Restaurant.
UNDER CONSTRUCTION OUTSIDE DOWNTOWN ASHEVILLE
-Just south of downtown, a new Holiday Inn is under construction at the former location of Howard Johnson’s near Biltmore Village.
-Also near Biltmore Village, there’s a new hotel under construction on the Biltmore Estate property. The schedule is for it to open in November.
-There’s a hotel under construction at Westgate Shopping Center just west of downtown. It’s going to be a 94-room Country Inn & Suites.
IN THE PLANNING STAGES
These projects are in various stages of planning, with no construction underway just yet:
-A plan to turn the BB&T building into a luxury hotel and condo complex. That project is not yet under construction.
-A plan to build a 136-room Cambria Suites on Page Avenue, across the street from the Grove Arcade.
-A plan to build a Town Place Suites on Elm Street, just off Merrimon Avenue and just north of the central business district.
-A plan to build a 90-room boutique hotel called the Foundry Inn on Market Street in downtown Asheville.