Travel Insight: A Touch of Lilly Pulitzer Adds a Pop of Color at Historic Carolina Inn

July 10, 2013 Leigh Powell Hines

Travel Insight: A Touch of Lilly Pulitzer Adds a Pop of Color at Historic Carolina Inn

Lilly Pulitzer Adds a Pop of Color at Historic Carolina Inn Historic hotels definitely don’t have to be stodgy. Destination Hotels and Resorts property, The Carolina Inn, located on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill since 1924, are showing guests that they have a fun side by adding a pop of color in the lobby with gorgeous Lilly Pulitzer fabrics. UNC, Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill, NC The Inn recently completed its sixth renovation in 98 years, and Skimbaco had the pleasure of attending the relaunch party last week in Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill, NC General Manager Jack Schmidt believes this renovation gives the hotel a more residential feel as if you are staying in someone’s Southern home. I agree. The latest room renovations consist of calming, soothing colors such as mint and peach. The artwork in the rooms, and in the common areas, are a tribute to the Inn’s historic past by showcasing important alumni from North Carolina’s first public university. Carolina Inn-Room Renovations   Carolina Inn guest room According to editors of Southern Bride and Groom Magazine, The Carolina Inn leads the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area as a top venue for weddings and receptions. It hosts more than 100 wedding-related events in a year. I can certainly see why. It’s Southern traditional to the core. From my own experience, it also has one of the best traditional afternoon tea services in North Carolina, too. Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill, NC I think a tea party for my 45th birthday would be fun. Don’t you? Carolina Inn Destination Hotels & Resorts is the fourth largest independent hospitality management company in the United States with more than 30 luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and conference centers. The Carolina Inn is Destination’s only property in North Carolina. Some images were provided by The Carolina Inn. The rest were mine taken on the night of the party. luxury travel, East Coast travel, resorts & hotels, travel industry news, Southern travel, luxury travel blogger I live like a tourist in my hometown and my dream is to travel the world one luxury hotel at the time. If you love traveling as much as I do, subscribe to Skimbaco Travel, and never miss any travel content from our site. , , , , , , ,

Leigh Powell Hines

Leigh Powell Hines, a former TV Journalist/Communications Executive, combined motherhood and her journalism experience and started The Hines-Sight Blog to inspire parents to pack their bags for family travels in and around North Carolina, where she resides. Leigh knows the best in family travel, but as a parent in her mid-forties, she seeks out restaurants and hotels that adults can enjoy, too. Luxury hotels are Leigh’s passion, and she is ready to travel the world, one luxury hotel at a time. Connect with Leigh on Twitter @Hinessightblog, Facebook and check out Hines-Sight Blog on Pinterest.

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