Pic of the Week

The Residence Inn is now complete and open for business. While the new hotel’s grand opening should be next month, it won’t stop anyone from booking a room today. The ground-floor restaurant is still a work-in-progress and the retail space at the corner of Lenoir and Salisbury Street is looking for a tenant. However, the […]


Hard Hat Tour From The Top of the Residence Inn Raleigh Downtown

View from the upcoming rooftop bar at the Residence Inn Raleigh Downtown. A big thanks goes out to Summit Hospitality, a local development group behind the Residence Inn hotel on Salisbury Street, for inviting me along one of their recent hard hat tours of the building. The hotel is nearing completion and should be welcoming […]


Pic of the Week

Residence Inn construction site, January 2017 Checking in on the progress at the Residence Inn on Salisbury Street. Most of the exterior materials are in place and the hotel is planning to be open this Spring. I can’t say I’m very excited about the color palette used on this project, especially on the rear (west […]


A Walk up South Street

West South Street, August 2016 On a warm Sunday morning, I took a walk along South Street, an area of downtown Raleigh that has a lot to talk about. South Street used to be the original southern boundary to the entire city. Today, you could argue it’s the southern boundary of downtown but generally Western […]


Pic of the Week

Construction site for the future Residence Inn. The future Residence Inn is showing a few floors of progress here on Salisbury Street. The nine-story hotel comes after years of delays and changes so it’s great to see this moving.


Pic of the Week

A crane has shown up at the construction site of the future Residence Inn hotel on Salisbury Street. The image above shows a view down Salisbury in front of the Raleigh Convention Center. The hotel will be seen above the front courtyard of the convention center when it tops out in the future.


Pic of the Week

I apologize for the bad quality photo but this was more a drive-by snap. Foundation work is starting on the Residence Inn on Salisbury Street and I wanted to throw up this quick post to show that this project is now underway.


Pic of the Week

600 Block of South Salisbury Street A construction trailer is set up across the street from the future Residence Inn site at approximately 600 South Salisbury Street. Could we start seeing site clearing soon to make way for the new hotel? Hat tip to the RalCon commenters for pointing this out.


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