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Developer LODEN Properties has opened the Longleaf Hotel in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. The 56-room hotel brings the 1960s-era motor inn back to life with a North Carolina aesthetic.

The hotel takes its name from the state tree, whose soaring trunks and asymmetric canopies lend a sense of warmth and movement to the design. Designed by Maurer Architecture and Raleigh resident Joshua Gajownik, the color palate of dusky green, salmon and burgundy, and its midcentury details can be found throughout the rooms and public spaces, including the original uncovered starshine decorative screens, use of leather, terrazzo and custom millwork.

Guests making their way to The Longleaf Hotel are greeted with a playful “Long Live Longleaf” neon sign glowing on the building’s exterior overlooking the hotel’s expansive courtyard. Accessible to hotel guests and locals, the courtyard is open year-round, with fire pits for the cooler months.  

Photo: Courtesy of Longleaf Hotel

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