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Old 11-08-2013, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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Washington investor will be a part of the planned 10-story downtown Wyndham luxury hotel in Greensboro. Construction will begin in March, just four months from now. It will also mark the first "new" high-rise being built in downtown Greensboro since 1990 during the office tower construction boom. During that time three office towers were constructed at the same time. The project is one of two hotels planned for the center-city. Another hotel planned by developer Roy Carroll will be built across from the ballpark and construction on it is suppose to begin next spring as well. That hotel will be at least 8-stories but Roy Carroll said the project could grow in size. Both hotels will be open in time for the grand opening of the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Greensboro. The two planned hotels along with the current 11-story Marriott hotel will help attract small conventions to the conference center at the Wyndham. Greensboro will have facilities for both small and large conventions. The 1,014 room, 28-story Koury Convention Center at I-40 serves the large convention market. The Wyndam Greensboro will be built behind the Elm Street Center which will serve as the conference space for the hotel.

http://www.theempireroom.com/elm_street_center/

Wyndham will be the first luxury/upscale hotel chain to enter the Triad market. The brand is on par with hotels such as Westin and Hyatt Regency. Currently there is no Wyndham hotel in North Carolina. There are Wyndham owned sub brands such as Wingate and Wyndham Garden hotels but no actual Wyndham. Wyndham also sponsors Greensboro's PGA event, "The Wyndham Championship". The height of the hotel will also depend on whether or not a parking deck is built. If the hotel is built on top of the deck, it could be at least 14-stories tall. So far details and updated renderings haven't been released to the public. The name of the hotel will be called "The Wyndham Greensboro"

Washington investor part of Greensboro hotel plan - News-Record.com: Local News

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Old 11-10-2013, 10:32 AM
 
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So the Elm Street Center is not going to be torn down? Cool!
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Old 11-10-2013, 11:38 AM
 
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It would be nice for Elm Street Center to get a facelift though.
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Old 11-10-2013, 01:57 PM
 
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It would be nice for Elm Street Center to get a facelift though.
I haven't been inside, but the outside could use it. I was more concerned about the outside seating area being done away with if the building were torn down.
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Old 11-10-2013, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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from earlier renderings it appears the Elm Street Center will get a major face lift and look more like early 20th century architecture and will look more like its part of the hotel. One thing I did notice... the hotel project didnt move forward until the change in the noise ordinance in regards to rooftop clubs. Club Heaven is less than a block away from the Elm Street Center and I imagine the kind of hotel guest that would be staying at the Wyndham would not be pleased with loud music less than a block away blaring at 2 am in the morning. sound proofing wouldn't even block that noise out.

Anyway this should be a small improvement to Greensboro's skyline which hasn't changed very much since 1990. It will also be interesting to see how tall Roy Carroll's hotel project will be. Initially he said 8 stories but then he said the project "may grow in size"

It seems like there are cycles when it comes to a boom in downtown development. The first such cycle occurred in 1926 when the Guilford Building, the Carolina Theatre, the King Cotton Hotel and the depot was constructed. The Jefferson Standard Building was built three years earlier. This was at the height of the roaring 20s before the depression. The next big boom was between 1989 and 1990 when the city saw the construction of three new offices towers, two parking decks and a cultural arts center. It looks like the next cycle will be between 2014 and 2016 with the construction of two hotels a performing arts center, indoor carousel, three apartment projects and the first phase of the downtown university campus.

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