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A Raleigh boutique hotel for locals and visitors alike celebrates the creativity of our city

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The Longleaf Hotel is now open, adding an independent boutique hotel in Downtown Raleigh championing Raleigh- and Triangle-made products to visitors. 

The property will be welcome to locals and visitors alike, which means you can enjoy the renovated ‘60s-era motor lodge even when you’re not staycationing.

The Longleaf Hotel builds on the site’s history as a motor lodge from the 1960s, but updated with a North Carolina aesthetic created by local makers.

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The Raleigh boutique hotel is designed by Downtown Raleigh-based Maurer Architecture, the team behind The Durham, Sir Walter Coffee, Death and Taxes and many others, and Raleighite Joshua Gajownik, behind the signage at Transfer Company and many other projects. 

The finished product includes dusky green, salmon and burgundy colors, and preserved midcentury details include “the original uncovered starshine decorative screens, use of leather, terrazzo and custom millwork.”

Photos Courtesy of The Longleaf Hotel

In each of the 56 rooms, guests will enjoy locally-made goods such as Rise & Ramble shibori dyed robes, Slingshot Cold Brew and Videri Chocolate.

“This is the first independent property of its kind in the area, and we’ve assembled an expert team of locals who are personally invested in showcasing the best that Raleigh has to offer,” Russ Jones, a partner in Loden Properties, said in a release. [hear background on Russ in a recent Podcast Raleigh interview, part 1 & part 2]

A few things you’ll want to check out at The Longleaf Hotel:

The Longleaf Lounge, serving up midcentury-inspired snacks, including Port Wine Cheddar Cheeseballs, Fancy Ants on a Log featuring Big Spoon Roasters nut butters, and French Onion Dip with potato chips, and cocktails.

The (not-yet-open) (ish)delicatessen, which will have a “blend of the foodways of the Jewish American South and classic Italian deli.”

The ‘grammable “Long Live Longleaf” neon sign. 

A courtyard with seasonal fire pits open to locals and guests, as well as rotating programming.

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Sarah Day Owen Wiskirchen is the editor of Raleigh Convergence.

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