Thursday, March 12, 2015

21c Hotel to Open Doors on March 16

In an announcement today, 21c Museum Hotel Durham established their opening date of March 16, this coming Monday. There is a ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled for 10 AM that day.

Formerly the home of CCB and SunTrust banks, the Hill Building, located at 111 N. Corcoran Street at the corner of Main, is an iconic structure that has been refurbished into a 125-room hotel, restaurant called the Counting House, as well as a modern art museum.

"A highly-anticipated addition to not only our lodging community, this hotel is a welcomed and exciting addition to our mix of Downtown Durham businesses," said Shelly Green, President and CEO of the Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau, the organization charged with marketing Durham as a visitor destination.

In downtown alone, Durham has five hotel projects underway with the 21c the first to open. The hotel restaurant opened this week for dinner service and will be adding breakfast in the near future, and lunch service thereafter.

The hotel uses differently colored penguins for each of its hotels. The color chosen for Durham is fuchsia, as indicated by the brightly colored mascots popping up around town.

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