Greensboro Travel Guide

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The Proximity Hotel's Old-Timey Cab

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  Site Where: 704 Green Valley Road [map], Greensboro, NC, United States, 27408
November 20, 2008 at 5:40 PM | by | ()

Continuing our obsession with hotel cars, we have this cool shot from SingNShoot of the old-timey Checkers cab at the Proximity Hotel. Another shot of an old London cab the hotel uses is here. We're loving this! How cute. Also, the rainy day is an apropro backdrop for the cabs. But we have to wonder, since the Proximity is a green hotel, are these cars hybrids?

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The Proximity Hotel Is the First to Gain LEED Platinum Status

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  Site Where: 704 Green Valley Road [map], Greensboro, NC, United States, 27408
October 9, 2008 at 1:07 PM | by | ()

Hard work pays off, and nobody has been working harder for their LEED certification than Greensboro, North Carolina's Proximity Hotel, who have been rewarded as the first hotel in the US to hold Platinum status. LEED is the U.S. Green Building Council's rating system for designing and constructing the world's greenest, most energy efficient, and high performing buildings, with platinum being the height of achievement.

Opened only last year, Proximity boasts all the usual amenities of a luxury property, including an outdoor pool and free airport transportation in your choice of a restored London cab or checker taxi. Even their sister property down the road, the O. Henry Hotel, provides more choice for lounging and dining.

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Room with an Anti-View: The Proximity Hotel Has Great Windows But Too Much Highway Proximity

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  Site Where: 704 Green Valley Road [map], Greensboro, NC, United States, 27408
December 6, 2007 at 9:45 AM | by | ()

You know the scene. You open the door to your brand new hotel room, run over to the window, open the blinds and bam, you are hit with the anti-view. Maybe you are looking down a dirty alley, witnessing a drug deal, staring at an air shaft in the face, or seeing a brick wall. Whatever you are viewing it is not extremely pleasurable. Help out your fellow hotel mavens by uploading your anti-views to the HotelChatter/Flickr photo pool, or by sending the photo along to us. Remember to tell us the name of the hotel and the room number with the not-so-easy-on-the-eyes view.

Thanks to Ajbelongia who dropped this photo in the HotelChatter Flickr Pool we now know that the rooms at the newly opened Proximity Hotel in Greensboro, NC have killer windows but unfortunately this being Greensboro, there's not much to look at except a highway. Let's just say the hotel's lives up to the proximity part of its name.

Ajbelongia writes:

Rooms feature windows 7.4 feet square. Corner rooms like this one feature THREE windows of that size. including one in the bathroom.

That does sound pretty cool, especially having a large window in the bathroom. Let's just hope people can't see in.

And we really don't want to bag on the hotel (they can't help the highway view) because it's actually a very green hotel with LEED certification and everything. So staying here can only be good for you.

Hit up some more killer and anti-views that Ajbelongia so graciously dropped into our pool.