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2012

Magazines/Publications

The Carolina Inn - August 2012

This historic hotel on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill is where Tar Heels go to dream.

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Family Album - May/June 2012

As part of its latest renovation, The Carolina Inn acknowledges its prominence in the University's past with a unique history lesson.

by David E. Brown' 75

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A Clean Flavor ~ Rabbit Tenderloin - April 2012

Sarah Perry of Our State Magazine says, "When rabbit tenderloin lies in front of you on a fine ceramic plate, don't stick your nose in the air....Taste it!"

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True Shrimp and Grits - February 2012

Editor for Chapel Hill Magazine, Andrea Griffith Cash expresses her excitement to be participating in The Carolina Inn's first ever Shrimp ~N~ Grits Throwdown. Andrea is one of five judges.

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Wedding Photoshoot at The Carolina Inn - Winter/Spring 2012

Get a taste of Southern Bride & Groom's 2012 Winter/Spring issue which displays the beauty and elegance The Carolina Inn is known for weddings and receptions anytime of year. Photography provided by Walters & Walters.

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2011

Magazines/Publications

Chapel Hill, NC ~ Classic Americana - September 2011

While visiting Chapel Hill, North Carolina, enjoy a peaceful night's rest at the historic Carolina Inn.

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Expedia’s Insiders’ Select Award for 2011 ranks The Carolina Inn 14 among 500 worldwide hotels

The award-winning Carolina Inn picked up another impressive designation by receiving Expedia's Insiders' Select Award for 2011. The historic hotel ranked No. 14 among the 500 worldwide properties cited this year.

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Touring Chapel Hill, NC – May/June 2011

The classic décor, modern amenities, and southern charm of The Carolina Inn have been enjoyed by guests since 1924. With so much to do in Chapel Hill, the Inn is the ideal place to stay while visiting the downtown area.

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The Elements of Style – March/April 2011

Chapel Hill Magazine selected The Carolina Inn as the venue for their Spring Fashion photo shoot. Iconic areas of the hotel including portions of the newly renovated rooms and corridors are the backdrops visible in this spread.

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2009

Chapel Hill: North Carolina's University Village -- November 2009

This leafy college town, abundant with quirky cafes, art galleries, hoop dreams and cherished college memories is filled with things to see and do. Often described as a "Southern Part of Heaven," and immortalized in Thomas Wolfe's "Look Homeward Angel," the town is, quite simply, one of the loveliest college towns around.

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A New Years Eve Wedding at The Carolina Inn -- August 2009

Since their first date had been on a New Year’s Eve, Linda Trevor and Tony Gilliam decided that December 31st would be the perfect date for their wedding. The couple chose The Carolina Inn as the ideal venue for their elegant celebration.

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Cooking at home with Chef Jimmy Reale at The Carolina Inn -- July 2009

The Carolina Inn has been a Chapel Hill landmark for more than eight decades. Slightly newer to the scene is Jimmy Reale, who has been offering unique blends of progressive American cuisine for a little more than two years as its executive chef.

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Editable Gardening -- June - August 2009

Incorporating fruits and nuts into your landscape creates delectable beautiful gardens. Carolina Crossroads Restaurant pastry chef shares a recipe using fresh berries from the garden.

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Chapel Hill Charm – Summer 2009

Tea is served at The Carolina Inn – the jewel of the stately University of North Carolina campus. Discover some of the Inn's favorite teatime recipes.

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Lost Painting of Carolina Inn Home Again – January 2009

Executive Mark Nelson and UNC Alumnus Danny MacNelly were on hand for the official unveiling of the long missing painting by MacNelly's father, the late Jeff MacNelly.

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Home Again – January 2009

A Jeff MacNelly oil painting finally makes its way back to The Carolina Inn.

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Architecture, History Create Chapel Hill Ambience – Then and Now – January 2009

The Carolina Inn, was a 1935 gift to the University of North Carolina by alumnus banker John Sprunt Hill.

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A Magical Wedding at The Carolina Inn - 2009

Kathleen and Mike chose the exquisite Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill for their elegant and romantic winter wedding.

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2008

Decking the halls at The Carolina Inn - December 2008

The Carolina Inn prepares for its 11th "Twelve Days of Christmas" celebration.

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A Return Appearance at The Carolina Inn -- September 2008

The Tates celebrated their 60th Anniversary at The Carolina Inn where they spent their honeymoon night in 1948 for $7.00. After receiving the original copy of the Tate’s receipt from their stay in 1948, The Carolina Inn was more than happy to not just match the price but offer them a complimentary night stay for their special celebration.

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Sometimes Dream Weddings Do Come True - September 2008

The Carolina Inn was a huge part of the success of Susan Gillings Gross and Dustin Gross’ elaborate summer wedding.

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Meaning Hidden in Hotel Wallpaper – August 2008

"Scenes of North America" were installed to reassure visitors that Carolina hadn't broken faith with traditional values.

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Wallpaper Has Its Own Story – August 2008

The "Scenes of North America" aren't just wallpaper, they were part of a 1940's redecorating scheme meant to appease critics of what has been called liberal creep.

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Carolina Inn Wallpaper Ages and Gets a Makeover – August 2008

The Carolina Inn's "Scenes of North America" wallpaper is undergoing a restoration that will be completed August 15th 2008.

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Inn's Wallpaper Gets Redo – August 2008

An effort is under way to preserve UNC's own rich history.

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A historic Chapel Hill hotel offers an education in luxury - August 2008

The beauty of The Carolina Inn is that it offers easy access to these vibrant trappings of university life, yet it never loses its grown-up appreciation for elegance.

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A Photographic Essay on The Carolina Inn - April 2008

Jeff Greenburgh’s pictures depict The Carolina Inn as a place built on civility, where polished and proper merges with convivial good cheer.

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2007

Carolina Crossroads Restaurant - 2007

Serving progressive cuisine blended with the graceful traditions of the south, guests will find a one-of-a-kind dining experience at Crossroads.

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The University’s Living Room - 2007

When UNC-Chapel Hill alumni return to the inn every football season they aren’t as much visiting the Inn as they are coming home again.

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Stay Stylish in Chapel Hill - 2007

This hotel sits right on The University of North Carolina's doorstep, blending prime location with comfortable sophistication.

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