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New Downtown Hotels Celebrating Asheville's History and Architecture Also Bring New Restaurants

NOW OPEN : ► The Asheville Foundry Hotel , part of Hilton’s upper-upscale Curio Collection, has opened on "The Block," Asheville’s historical business district for the African-American community. Portions of the … read more

A Vanderbilt House Party + NEW Outdoor Adventures in Biltmore's Backyard

► On display February 8 - May 27, “ A Vanderbilt House Party: The Gilded Age ” brings elegant costumes meticulously recreated from archival Vanderbilt photos by Oscar-winning costume designer John Bright to the grand rooms of … read more

Asheville Phenoms Offer New Factory Tour Experiences + New Downtown Museums

NOW OPEN: ► French Broad Chocolate Factory has opened the doors to their sweet new location in the RAMP (River Arts Makers Place) Studios. They’re offering daily tours, a chocolate museum and a view of bean-to-bar treats being made. … read more

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