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The Carolina Inn Expands Fitness Center

New Fitness Center with Quadruple the Current Space and New Equipment.

Chapel Hill, NC (August 3, 2009) - The historic Carolina Inn is renovating its fitness center that will reopen in September with quadruple the current space and many new pieces of equipment.

Upon completion, the newly renovated fitness center will feature three treadmills, two elliptical machines, a recumbent bicycle, Life Fitness Strength equipment, balance balls and a heavy bag.
During the renovation, guests will have complimentary access to nearby Carolina Fitness or access to the UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont for only $10. Walking and jogging maps of beautiful UNC campus are also available at the front desk.
The Carolina Inn is committed to providing guests with unparalleled service and luxury amenities. An example of excellence and the ideals of Southern hospitality are woven throughout the Inn's past and future as established by John Sprunt Hill, UNC alumnus and the Inn's founder. Guests are offered complimentary local transportation, complimentary Wi-Fi internet access in public areas, valet parking, business services, evening turn-down, dry cleaning, weekday newspaper delivery, in-room coffee, among many services.

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. As one of only four hotels in North Carolina built before 1925 to remain in continuous operation, 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.