Condé Nast Traveler Recognizes WNC Hotels in Annual Readers' Choice Awards

The Foundry Hotel

Condé Nast Traveler recently announced its 2020 Readers' Choice Awards for the best hotels in the world, and Western North Carolina was well represented in these respected rankings.

The Foundry Hotel in Asheville was ranked #30 among the “Best Hotels in the World.” You have to let that sink in for a moment and note this recognizes the best hotels in the world. That’s impressive stuff, and the Condé Nast Traveler description is equally glowing:

“Opened in November 2018, the Foundry Hotel helped cement Asheville, North Carolina as a bona-fide travel destination. Modern and hip but still grounded in the town’s history, the hotel is housed in a former steel factory. Details nod to the buildings’ past, like steel star fastenings, the original elevator pulley system, and lots of exposed brick incorporated into the design. The lobby bar is perfect for a pre-dinner cocktail, and the restaurant, Benne on Eagle, is led by James Beard-nominated chef John Fleer. Do yourself a favor and order the pork chops for dinner.”

Therefore, also no surprise The Foundry was ranked #2 in the “Top 20 Hotels in the South.” Joining The Foundry on this list is the Grand Bohemian Hotel, which is situated in Asheville’s Biltmore Village and ranked #9.

Western North Carolina also was well represented in the ranking of the “Top 20 Resorts in the South,” with the Greystone Inn at Lake Toxaway ranked #6, The Swag in Waynesville #14 and the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville #19.

So, it’s fair to say that Asheville and the surrounding area offer some great places to stay, as well as wonderful places to live. Whenever you’re ready to learn more, the experienced agents at Coldwell Banker King are ready to assist.

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