Also, a new baker's collaborative in Asheville is planning its first pop-up even on Wednesday at Fleetwood's in West Asheville, and more.
Before her vote to approve the hotel, Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer said City Council is struggling with the ongoing wave of hotel construction.
Also, Asheville is getting a new CBD coffee bar, and more.
Also, the dates for viewing synchronous fireflies in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park have been announced, and more.
Local tourism officials are keeping an eye on key measurements of success as a hotel building boom rolls on.
Also, a group of Asheville independent restaurants has dropped the online reservation service OpenTable and adopted one called Reserve.
Remember when World Cafe came to town?
The Embassy Suites project moves on to Asheville City Council for final review.
Also, Patton Public House restaurant gets a new name, and more.
Also, Asheville-area hotel occupancy rates were up again in February of this year compared to February 2015, and more.
A new web presence on exploreasheville.com aimed will be the focus of a kick-off party Wednesday at The Isis Music Hall.
"This is the beginning of big data," said Stephanie Brown, ED of the Asheville Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Friday's wonderfully warm spring weather brought out the street performers, the visitors and the police.
The Frommer's blunder pulls apart Asheville community. It obscures the story of Asheville. It disrespects the city's soul.
Here's the video.
"With each new city-as-theme park pitch, I smell the growing stench of despair."
Hotel occupancy rates in Asheville are expected to slightly surpass a pre-recession record high set in 2007.
Gray Line has red trolleys, and they just bought the white trolleys.
Mosey.com will pick a winner and tour that winner in a 1976 VW bus.
Local tourism officials have a lot of cash and resources on the line in their bid for a full Ironman to be held in Western North Carolina.
Horse-drawn carriages will ply the streets Thursdays through Sundays from now through June.
DuPont State Forest has seen 100,000 more visitors this year compared to last.