At the heart
of Asheville
Opening Summer 2019

An inviting retreat,
an immersive
getaway

Crafted experiences
drawn from
local culture

A Haven CRAFTED IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN

Designed as an inviting retreat and an immersive getaway, Kimpton Hotel Arras offers a crafted experience drawn from the culture of Asheville. A historic conversion of the former BB&T Bank building, Kimpton Hotel Arras transforms Western North Carolina’s tallest building into a 128-room boutique hotel, bringing a modern mountain aesthetic to life with locally curated artwork, culinary craftsmanship and a laid-back-meets-luxe experience.

Located at the heart of downtown Hotel Arras captures the essence of the eclectic Asheville arts community and is a symbol of the city’s storied past and bright future.

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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.