Check In: Kimpton Hotel Arras
Slated to open in late summer, the hotly anticipated Kimpton Hotel Arras marks a monumental transformation of Asheville, North Carolina’s tallest edifice–the former BB&T bank building at 7 Patton Ave.–into a 128-room boutique hotel by Georgia-based Winford Lindsay Associates.
Conceptually, Arras references a region of France famous for its woven fabrics. Culturally, it captures the essence of Asheville’s creative community by displaying the artwork of talents including Catherine Murphy, Naomi Rogers and John Wayne Jackson; delivering books by Asheville authors upon request; and hosting private art tours for guests.
The building also touts a fitness center, massage room, yoga studio and two restaurants, District 42 and Bargello, with a wine cellar that can be reserved for private events.
Editor’s Note: The scheduled opening for Kimpton Hotel Arras has been pushed to late summer. This piece has been updated to reflect the new timeframe.