A new Hyatt Place opened today in West Raleigh near the RBC Center.
The developer of the 132-room hotel, the Atlanta firm Southern States Management, which also owns the North Raleigh Hilton, expects it to be the first hotel in the Raleigh area to achieve LEED certification. It has electric car charging stations, 30 solar panels and LED lighting, among other green features.
It also has 5,500 square feet of meeting space.
The Hyatt Place is the second new hotel to open near the RBC Center in recent years. A 99-room Wingate Inn & Suites opened in late 2010.