Two more new hotels planned for downtown Asheville
(Asheville Citizen-Times) Owners of the BB&T Building downtown said Wednesday they will build a 120-room hotel where the building’s parking garage is now and will eventually revamp the BB&T itself inside and out. After the hotel on the parking garage site is completed — expected to take about 18 months after it begins later this year — work will start to make the main building home to an upscale, boutique hotel with 150-170 rooms, MHG-Tower LLC said in a statement. Six floors with vacation rentals and condominiums for sale would be located above the hotel in the BB&T. That project will include what MHG-Tower called an “extensive external redesign” of the BB&T, now a 17-story office building that is the city’s tallest, the company said.
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