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BOO: The Carolina Inn Listed Among Best Haunted Hotels

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (October 29, 2008) - With Halloween fast approaching, The Carolina Inn is among the nine best haunted hotels recommended by ProfessionalTravelGuide.com and found on AOL Travel.

According to the survey, paranormal researchers have studied The Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill. They believe to be investigating the spirit of Dr. William Jacocks who lived at the inn for many years. Orbs, piano notes, soft-spoken words and other ghostly happenings add to the spooky ambience.

The list also includes Hotel Del Coronado (Coronado, Calif.), Roosevelt Hotel (Hollywood, Calif.), The Sagamore (Bolton Landing, N.Y.), Driskill Hotel (Austin, Texas), Shieldhill Castle (Edinburgh, Scotland), Hotel Provincial (New Orleans, La.), The Marshall House (Savannah, Ga.) and The Heathman Hotel (Portland, Ore.).

About The Carolina Inn

Recognized as one of America's "cultural resources worthy of preservation," The Carolina Inn is listed on the National Register of Historic Places with elite status as a AAA Four Diamond Award Hotel and Mobil Four Star Award-Winning Dining at the Carolina Crossroads Restaurant. From the day it opened in 1924, the 184-room Inn has played an important role in the life of the University of North Carolina and the Chapel Hill community. And it has long been one of the most popular sites in North Carolina for special events, weddings, business meetings, and academic conferences with over 13,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space. In addition to having a rich cultural history, The Carolina Inn is architecturally significant, blending elements of antebellum Southern plantation houses with Georgian and neoclassical features often found in the Northeast. The original front of the building was modeled after the Potomac River front of Mt. Vernon. The Carolina Inn is one of more than 30 independent, upscale and luxury hotels, resorts and golf clubs in the United States managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, the fourth largest independent hospitality management company in the country.