Winston-Salem Travel Guide

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Kimpton to Turn Former R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Building into a Boutique Hotel

May 27, 2014 at 9:18 AM | by | ()

Kimpton can't get enough of Southern hospitality. Fresh off opening The Brice Hotel in Savannah, the friendly boutique hotel chain is now taking over a historic office building in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

The R.J. Reynolds Building, the longtime headquarters for the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, was built in 1929 by Shreve & Lamb, the same architects who designed the Empire State Building. The lobby is decorated with ornate murals, gold leaf millwork in the ceilings, and nickel and brass elevators throughout. You can see some photos of the building's Art Deco interior design here.

The building has been vacant since 2009 but now PMC Property Group will turn the office space into 175 hotel rooms, 36 suites, a hotel fitness center, and a 120-seat restaurant and bar, along with plenty of meeting and event space. Of course, the developers and Kimpton will do what they can to preserve the building's original design but we're gonna guess they won't be bringing back the museum of tobacco that once graced the tobacco building's ground floor. Heck, Kimpton probably won't even allow smoking in the guest rooms. Ain't that funny?

[Photo: Wikipedia]

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Hotel Arranges Your Toilet Paper To Your Liking

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  Site Where: 2020 Griffith Road [map], Winston-Salem, NC, United States, 27103
August 9, 2006 at 5:35 PM | by | ()

We thought towel origami was crazy but now a new trend might be on the horizon--toilet paper origami.

A hotel in Winston Salem takes the time to put these finishing touches on your toilet paper rolls. So what swanky hotel is pioneering this  TP origami trend? Why it's the La Quinta Inn & Suites. Imagine that. Although the idea of someone spending extra time touching our toilet paper isn't that comforting.

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