Aloft Raleigh - Completed November 2015

NC State University, Raleigh


The Bernstein Companies teamed with Bell View Partners, local Raleigh developers, to develop and manage a 135 key Aloft hotel directly across from the iconic NC State University Bell Tower. Situated on 1.3 acres along Hillsborough Street, the 7-story hotel began construction in Spring 2014 and opened to guests in November 2015.

The hotel design acknowledges it unique location at the main entrance to the campus and proximity to downtown Raleigh. One side of the hotel features a brick façade inspired by the NC State campus, while the other side makes use of glass and steel to create a more modern look. Joining the two together is a 55' art sculpture, titled Overtones, created by renowned Raleigh artist Thomas Sayre, which serves as a visible representation of how the bell makes sound, the physics of the ringing of a bell. The art piece purposely ties in to the historic "Bell Tower" on the campus of North Carolina State University, providing a visual compliment to its university neighbor.

The hotel amenities include: an outdoor public space that extends off the second floor lobby, the Aloft Wxyz bar, an outdoor pool, fitness center, over 1,200 SF of function space, a two level parking deck, and local favorites including Jubala Coffee and Ganza Taco y Tequila's. The hotel will fill visitor demand, benefit nearby businesses, and make Hillsborough Street a destination for the greater community.