The Durham hotel is an indie design hotel, set in a 1969 former bank building. With a stand-out mid-century modern exterior, it features a Bauhaus-influenced, craft-focused, and highly graphic aesthetic interiors. Local artisans make an appearance throughout, such as the abstract mural in the dining room by Chapel Hill artist Antoine Williams and, in the rooms, soft patch-work bedspreads designed by Raleigh Denim Workshop.
Spacious rooms (30-35m2) and suites (40-97m2) have platform beds, handmade blankets from Raleigh Denim, large windows, work desk, charging station/alarm clock, a minibar stocked with artisanal items, and a 42" HD TV. Bathrooms come with a walk-in shower, Japanese hinoki stool, robes, a hair dryer and amenities from Red Flower. Penthouse suites have a large terrace and a butler bar. In-room dining available.
The hotel's restaurant chef Andrea Reusing heads up the bar and restaurant, specializing in American flavours. There is also a rooftop bar with cocktail menu and raw food bar. A farmers market breakfast is served in the lobby plus a personalised morning coffee program’ courtesy of the city’s renowned bean freaks Counter Culture Coffee.
Oyther facilities include a newsstand stocked with indie mags; and vinyl from local store Merge Records. Regular events include movie nights and yoga classes.
24-hour front desk. 24-hour fitness studio.
• 53 rooms
• Hotel opened: July 2015
• Architect: Perry Langston
• Interiors: Commune
• Unique: The color-blocked carpets are based on one of Anni Albers textile patterns and the yellow-upholstered chairs pay tribute to Josef Albers famed “Homage to the Square” series.
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