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Hotel Aims for Five-Star Luxury in North Carolina Of All Places

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January 16, 2007 at 4:40 PM | by | ()

A five-star hotel for $300 a night in Cary, North Carolina? Yes, that's a reality for this little-known Southern town with the new opening of the Umstead Hotel and Spa, which is marketing itself as a world-class luxury hotel.

The Umstead is the first of four high-dollar hotels set to open in the Triangle over the next two years. The other hotels will be four-star efforts, but the Umstead is going for five-star honors.

So what makes a five-star hotel? Apparently, Italian furniture, wood ceilings from South America and a staff outfitted with customized uniforms. Also, safety as Cary was named the ninth-safest city of 354 large cities in 2004, the only Southern city to make this list.

Oh and course, a pricey room rate. Starting Monday, the hotel rates will be at $295 but in three months the fee will jump to $350. The spa will then officially open on the 28th.

So who will most likely end up visiting Cary? Triangle bigshots, surgeons, biotech execs, and information tech C level folks, no doubt.

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