Kimpton to open new hotel in Asheville, N.C.’s, tallest building

Kimpton Hotel Arra, owned and managed by McKibbon Hospitality, is slated to open this summer. Photo credit: Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

This summer, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants will open a new hotel in Asheville, N.C.’s, tallest building, the 18-story former BB&T office tower. The Kimpton Hotel Arras, owned and managed by McKibbon Hospitality, will feature 128 rooms, 54 residences and two independently owned restaurants.

The property’s two dining options, Bargello and District 42, both come from Mandara Hospitality Group. A Mediterranean fine-dining restaurant, Bargello will serve large-format dishes, handmade pastas and pizzas. The restaurant/bar space District 42 will offer small plates and cocktails.

The hotel will provide more than 5,000 square feet of flexible meetings and events space, including a wine cellar that can be used for private entertaining. The hotel’s amenities will include a massage room, a yoga studio, a fitness center, private Hotel Arras art tours, complimentary bikes, a nightly social hour and mobile check-in.

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Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, a boutique hotel company owned by InterContinental Hotels Group, operates more than 60 hotels and 90 restaurants, bars and lounges. Kimpton Hotel Arras will mark its first location in Asheville and its third in North Carolina.

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