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13th Annual Carolina Inn Birdhouses on Parade Celebration (April 1-21)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (March 2014) – The 2014 Birdhouses on Parade, The Carolina Inn’s 13th annual celebration of spring taking place from April 1-21, features one-of-a-kind birdhouses and feeders crafted by a dozen different North Carolina artists.

The Carolina Inn, by Destination Hotels & Resorts, opens this year’s birdhouse displays on Tuesday, April 1. Drop by anytime over the three weeks to enjoy artist creations from Bosetti Art Tile, Mark Burnham, Dwellings, Hebo’s Folkart Shop, Allen Hobbs, Wolfgang Langheinrich, Nest Dwellings, Old South BirdHouse Company, RSS Woodworks, Skidworks NC, Silver Palate Feeders and Wyldeheart Design. 

Indulge in a delicious Easter Buffet Brunch on Sunday, April 20 from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Carolina Crossroads Restaurant featuring both traditional brunch fare as well as carving stations, holiday entrées and more. Delight in this lavish holiday brunch prepared by Executive Chef James Clark and his extraordinary culinary team. Enjoy an amazing assortment of delectable dishes designed to delight the most sophisticated palates. $55.95 per person 13 and up. $50.95 seniors 60 plus. $22.95 children 7-12, children 6 and under complimentary. Reservations required.

Spring Afternoon Tea will be served in the Inn’s cozy hotel lobby Thursday through Sunday during the event starting at 2:30 p.m. and features The Carolina Inn’s popular floral teas such as Carolina Blueberry and Vanilla Apple Hibiscus. Accompaniments include a medley of savory tea sandwiches, assorted sweets and chocolates, followed by a grand finale of warm scones served with fresh lemon curd, English Devonshire cream and jam.

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About The Carolina Inn, by Destination Hotels & Resorts

Built on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill in 1924 by John Sprunt Hill – distinguished alumnus, successful businessman and University trustee – The Carolina Inn’s original concept was “to provide for the special wants and comforts of the University alumni...and University visitors.” The historical Carolina Inn, by Destination Hotels & Resorts, features 185 charming and well-appointed guestrooms including 7 luxury suites. The Carolina Inn and its Carolina Crossroads Restaurant were awarded AAA’s prestigious 2014 Four Diamond ratings, marking the 17th consecutive hotel honor and 12th straight restaurant recognition.  This is also the 14th straight year that Carolina Crossroads has been awarded Four-Stars by the Forbes Travel Guide. Follow us on Twitter: @CarolinaInn. Like us on Facebook: CarolinaInn.

About Destination Hotels & Resorts

Destination Hotels & Resorts is an authentic collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels and resorts across North America. Offering enriching, locally-inspired experiences from alpine adventures and stunning beachfronts to urban landmarks, each property reflects the natural surroundings and culture of its distinctive locale. With more than 40 properties in premier travel destinations, including Aspen, Chicago, Denver, Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles, Maui, Miami, New Orleans, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Santa Fe, Seattle, Vail and Washington D.C., the award-winning portfolio features renowned golf courses, indigenous spas, and exceptional culinary venues. For more information on Destination Hotels & Resorts, visit Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.

Michelle Voelpel, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at 919-918-2722

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