The Dunhill Hotel
The Dunhill Hotel is a landmark in the arts community and cultural district, and stands unmistakable in central Charlotte. An amalgam of American, British, and Italian influences, the hotel adds character and a distinctive shape to the Uptown skyline. The hotel is one of Charlotte’s few remaining historic landmarks, showcasing details such as original marble floor in the Penthouse Suite, with its double balconies overlooking Uptown Charlotte. The Dunhill Hotel also houses the largest collection of original works by North Carolina artist Philip Moose.
Designed by architect Louis Asbury Sr., The Dunhill Hotel originally opened in November 1929 as the Mayfair Manor apartment hotel. When it opened its doors that mid-November day, it did so with a delightful split personality, straddling the line between accommodating hotel guests who had traveled from near and far, and those who would call Mayfair Manor home - half of its original 100 rooms were designated as permanent residences. Despite the issues suddenly percolating through the national economy, Mayfair Manor was celebrated in local papers as a triumph of architecture and ingenuity, and was heralded as a prize of its time. The 10-story hotel was fully restored in 1987 and reopened as The Dunhill Hotel, a 60-guestroom hotel that successfully combines the elegance of European boutique hotels with an American sense of comfort and Southern hospitality.
Today’s Dunhill Hotel is a thoughtful evolution. A full restoration and various on-going aesthetic improvements all share a common goal - to celebrate the original vision of Mr. Asbury, with a nod to the needs of the modern traveler. The comfortable and elegant guestrooms offer the unique ambiance of the Roaring Twenties, with modern conveniences such as iPod docking stations, Keurig coffee makers, flat-screen televisions, and WiFi. The onsite restaurant, The Asbury, offers dishes that are uniquely Carolinian: modern but rustic, evolving but rooted in classics, southern and welcoming. With its gracious, personalized service, The Dunhill Hotel offers the ultimate boutique hotel experience.
The Dunhill Hotel was put on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmark list in 1989 and joined the National Trust's Historic Hotels of America list in 1991.
The Dunhill Hotel weathered the Great Depression thanks to a steady stream of businessmen who arrived by rail.
Original Property Opened: 1929
237 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202
Historic Hotels of America toll-free reservations number (800) 678-8946
The Great Depression, 1929 ~ 1938
The Dunhill Hotel is a landmark in the arts community and cultural district, and stands unmistakable in central Charlotte. An amalgam of American, British, and Italian influences, the hotel adds character and a distinctive shape to the Uptown skyline.
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