ARRAS is ASHEVILLE

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A HAVEN CRAFTED IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN

Blue Ridge Mountains in every direction. Arts and local culture at each intersection. And inside, an Asheville-inspired, independently-cultivated character that’s as vibrant as the community around it. Locals recognize this historic landmark as the former BB&T building, the largest building in Asheville. Its once-aging façade has been replaced with warm stone, modern steel, and glass that lets the Asheville sun stream in. More than a hotel, Hotel Arras will be a symbol of our city’s storied past and its bright future.

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  • 128 guest rooms and suites
  • Two restaurants
  • 54 condominiums
  • 5,000 sq ft of modern meeting space

A Vision YEARS IN THE MAKING

18 Floors. 1 Story.

The 18-story tower, formerly known as the BB&T Tower, has been an iconic fixture of the downtown skyline for over 50 years. Soon, the newly redesigned architectural landmark will serve a new purpose — one that was carefully designed around culture, connections and community. The three-year transformation is the work of two Asheville residents with a vision: developer and hotelier John McKibbon and chairman of Tower Associates Glenn Wilcox.

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"I am thrilled to be partnering with John McKibbon and McKibbon Hospitality. They have the vision, experience and know-how to build a beautiful hotel. I am honored to be part of their efforts and what they are doing for Asheville."

- Glenn Wilcox, Tower Associates

"The closing of the BB&T building presented us the opportunity to transform the largest building in Asheville into a destination for those wanted to visit and live in this community."

- John McKibbon

"My family and I have developed a deep love for Asheville and, along with the Wilcox family, see Hotel Arras as our legacy project for this community."

- John McKibbon and his father, Jack McKibbon.

NATURAL Beauty. MODERN LUXURY.

A haven in the heart of the city, Hotel Arras is redefining what it means to visit like a local, with artfully designed rooms that perfectly complement the day’s adventure. Sink into soft, cozy bedding and crisp linens after dining at one of our two restaurants. Linger in our spa-like bathroom retreats post-hike. We’ve even brought the spirit of Asheville in through our collection of thoughtful local amenities, from our featured handmade soap to your artisan-brewed morning coffee.

  • Local art collection
  • Valet parking
  • Mobile check-in
  • Room service
  • Fully equipped fitness center
  • Yoga studio and massage room
  • Event space

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LOCAL Flavors OF ASHEVILLE

  • dining

    When bringing our dining experiences to life, we didn’t have to look far. Our two on-site restaurants are led by local culinary legends Peter and Martha Pollay of Posana and Mandara Hospitality Group. One eatery will serve up fresh coffee, small plates and evening craft cocktails. The other is open for full-service dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sit outside, unwind after a long hike, and experience our vibrant social scene.

WE'RE Setting The Scene FOR YOUR NEXT EVENT

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  • Located on the second floor are event spaces ideal for both corporate events and social gatherings. The offering includes three well-appointed boardrooms and a large flexible space for up to 150 that also divides into three rooms.

  • EVENT SPACE CAPACITY

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MAKE ARRAS YOUR Home

Arras is redefining what it means to live the Asheville lifestyle. With floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramic views, feel a part of the city without ever leaving your home. Learn more about these exceptionally designed condos.

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828-255-0303

Made with Soul in Asheville.

Hotel Arras is a collaboration between McKibbon Hospitality and Tower Associates’ Glenn Wilcox.
Of course, we can’t do it alone. Our project partners include general contractors Cleveland Construction, architects Reese Vanderbilt & Associates, the interiors team of Winford Lindsay Architects and Company B Hospitality Brand Marketing.

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