NOW OPEN: Asheville’s famed Art Deco skyline has gained a new icon and a four-star luxury property. The Kimpton Hotel Arras, opened October 2019, is a four-star 128-room luxury property with floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of downtown and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Set in the former BB&T Bank building, the tallest building in Western North Carolina, the Art Deco façade is a nod to Asheville’s iconic architecture. In addition to one-of-a-kind commissioned pieces from nearly 20 local artisans and purveyors, the hotel also offers standout amenities and restaurants.
► Hotel Arras also offers an extensive food focus with two restaurants by local chef Peter Pollay.
► Bargello is a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant with handmade pastas, oven-fired pizzas and large-format meats (roasted rack of lamb and heritage pork shoulder) meant to be shared.
► The second space, District 42, is a more casual spot for small bites and handcrafted cocktails.