Recently opened in downtown Asheville, The Restoration Hotel bursts with character and grace, seamlessly fusing local culture and history with a contemporary, chic design.
The Restoration boasts a beautiful 60 rooms, ranging from 450-650 square feet. Each room features cozy modern furnishings, rustic brick accents, expansive balconies, as well as luxurious king and queen beds. Golden accents in both the bathroom and main room complement the dark blue details not only throughout the guest rooms, but the hotel itself.
Rich blue accents continue throughout the hotel’s accommodations, most notably in its library. Cream-colored plush sofas pop against the navy shelves, which are lined with a large collection that the Restoration’s website describes as eclectic and eccentric. Beautiful arches and warm lighting from elegant chandeliers make for an incredibly cozy space to enjoy a good read. The library’s open plan and wide range of seating emphasizes the hotel’s focus on community.
Everyone’s a Local at The Restoration
Spaces like The Draftsman aim to welcome visitors as locals, offering comfort and craft brews that are sourced from across the state. Patrons can explore an impressively creative array of drinks, with cocktails such as The Green Swede, Pirates Handshake, and Pedia-LIT. The bar – located in the basement of The Restoration – also doubles as an arcade room. Head downstairs for some friendly competition and occasional local live music.
The Restoration is also complete with its own restaurant inspired by Appalachian cuisine. The Exchange sources ingredients locally, acting as an homage to Asheville’s culture while also ensuring the freshest and most delicious dishes possible. The menu, which ranges from brunch, lunch, and dinner, promises rich textures and flavorful fusions. While the Exchange offers many polished dishes and drinks, visitors can also choose to customize their own charcuterie and cheese boards. We enjoyed ours on the patio with a full view of all of Patton Avenue’s many goings-on. No matter the dish, the meals are just as vibrant as the restaurant itself. Dark blue sofa booths continue the hotel’s navy theme. Pendant lights hang from the textured ceiling, illuminating the marble and wooden tables.
That’s not all. Upstairs, The Observatory is becoming a sought-after spot for sophisticated bites and dishes. This unique garden rooftop bar overlooks Asheville’s mountains as natural light floods the room through expansive windows. Pops of green from The Observatory’s plants give the space an organic feel with hanging lights providing warmth and intimacy.
Guests in the mood for coffee and pastries can visit The Rise, The Restoration’s very own coffee bar. Juices and baked goods are all made in-house, promising a fresh start for the day ahead in the Asheville area. The location of the Restoration places guests near a myriad of restaurants and bars, as well as in direct view of the mountains. The Restoration can even help tailor your activities for the day with their package deals, which include massages, hikes, complimentary continental dining, and so much more to make for the perfect weekend getaway.