The Proximity Hotel is an eco friendly 147 room hotel located in Green Valley Road, Greensboro, North Carolina. It is a privately run hotel and is operated by Quaintance-Weaver Restaurants and Hotels, a company founded in 1988. The hotel is named after the Proximity Manufacturing Cotton Mill and the Proximity Print Works Mill, which were an important part of Greensboro's textile history.
The hotel is designed to use 40 percent less energy and 30 percent less water than comparable hotels. There are 100 solar panels on the roof, which generate enough energy to heat the hotel's water. They also use technology which can reduce net energy usage by capturing energy and feeding it back into the building's internal electrical grid.
The hotel is easily accessible from Piedmont Triad International Airport, which is approximately nine miles away. Complimentary airport and railway pick ups are one of the services on offer by the hotel between 6am and 11pm. Guests requiring this service outside the specified hours will be charged a small fee.
Bedrooms and suites vary in sizes, but all have large windows and sandwich insulation to keep out the noise from other rooms. The rooms in order of size are Loft King Corner Room, Loft King Room, Double Queen Room, Loft King Spa and City Suite. Each room has en-suite bathroom and includes TV, telephone, high speed internet access and complimentary copy of the New York Times six days of the week.
Two rooms are available for meetings and weddings as well as four lobby level suites totalling 7,300 square feet of event space. The biggest is the Weaver Room, which can seat up to 150 guests, but it also opens up to a terraced area with a standing area for approximately 25 people. This is an ideal setting for a wedding reception as it overlooks an attractive bluebell garden and two and a half acres of natural habitat.
The Revolution Room can accommodate 150 people for a standing reception or 100 guests for a sit-down meal. Again this opens on to a terraced area, which would have enough room for 20 people standing. In addition to this there is a balcony with standing room for 30 people, which enables the hotel to allow the whole area to accommodate 160 for a standing reception.
The four suites on the lobby floor can be used for meetings and smaller private dinners, and can seat up to 20 guests. The rooms have a pull-out bed, TV and a bathroom with shower. Catering for any of the events is provided by the Print Works Bistro, who will customize the menu to facilitate specific requirements.
The Print Work Bistro provides the dining options for the guests, whether it is breakfast, lunch, dinner or a simple drink at the bar. Guest all have the option for in-room dining as well. Should guests want a little exercise there is a fitness centre and pool at the hotel, with food beverages provided at the pool if desired.
Reviews from guests who have stayed at the Proximity have been very positive, with many suggesting it is very well run. They have almost all suggested it is very clean and were served by friendly and informative staff. Several also commented that they felt it was very good value for money considering it is AAA Four Diamond rated.
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