Earl Swensson Associates designs Charlestowne Hotels’ adaptive reuse property The Bristol Hotel

Charlestowne Hotels will open The Bristol Hotel in spring 2018.

In downtown Bristol, Va., Charlestowne Hotels will manage The Bristol Hotel when it opens in spring 2018 as a historic adaptive reuse project. Earl Swensson Associates is involved in the property’s redevelopment.

Adapted from the Executive Plaza which dates back to 1925, the 65-guestroom Bristol Hotel will be in an eight-story building. The redevelopment  is part of a plan to revitalize the city center as a new destination point. It will have direct access to the city’s prominent landmarks, such as the adjacent Birthplace of Country Music Museum.

Charlestowne Hotels is slated to open three other historic adaptive reuse properties. The company already opened The Collector Luxury Inn & Gardens last March, courtesy of Anastasia Design. The property takes up an entire block on the edge of Old Town and has a set of nine buildings repurposed from historic homes dating back to 1790, including seven guest houses, The Well Bar and General Story lobby building—each with museum-quality décor from the Dow collection of antiques on display.


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