Downtown Hotel

Hendersonville’s tourism continues to thrive as talk of a downtown hotel increases.

“The city of Hendersonville, which owns the building, partnered with the School of Government and released a request for qualifications in November, explaining to developers who would be a good match. Downtown Economic Development Director Lew Holloway said they’ve gotten some bites from hotel developers who work in Asheville and beyond.

City Council will select a developer in April and pursue a partnership meant to result in construction by late 2017 and early 2018.

Whereas Asheville residents have become somewhat jaded about hotels — city government is considering more intensive review processes for large projects — Hendersonville remains hungry for a downtown hotel.”