Summit Hospitality Group,
Charlotte, North Carolina
THE HISTORIC DUNHILL HOTEL, in the “Uptown” district of Charlotte, North Carolina, is the oldest hotel in the city center. Established in 1929, the hotel was designed by architect Louis Asbury Sr., and was originally called the Mayfair Manor. To reinvent the hotel as the chicest boutique hotel in Charlotte, the G&HA team crafted a fresh, energetic design that merges Art Deco and British design elements into a scheme entitled “Cool Britannia.” The once worn and dated space is now a vital part of the city’s nightlife and is a favorite gathering place for those attending concerts, museum openings, and other Uptown events. Provocative colors, a blending of trend and tradition such as tufted chairs and bobbin legged tables, and an intentional theatricality have revitalized this jazz age tower and have made it a top contender in the expanding hotel market.
The Dunhill Hotel is among the few hotels in North Carolina registered on the National Trust Historic Hotels of America and is one of the program’s first boutique establishments. The ten-story hotel has been fully restored and is a landmark in the arts community and cultural district. Its refined architecture with neoclassical embellishments adds character and distinction to the Uptown skyline.