Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and Raleigh developer Davidson & Jones announced Monday that they will break ground later this year on a new boutique hotel in downtown Durham’s American Tobacco Historic District.
The 134-room hotel is to be built between the Durham Performing Arts Center and the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The hotel, which is scheduled to open in May 2015, will be part of Starwood’s Aloft brand of hotels, known for their modern look.
The Triangle’s first Aloft Hotel opened in Chapel Hill in 2010. Davidson & Jones will own the Durham hotel, which will include a 24-hour gym and more than 2,000 square feet of meeting space.
The Aloft project will provide downtown Durham with much-needed hotel rooms. It is one of several hotel projects in various stages of development in the downtown area.