Charlestowne Hotels will oversee the operations and management of The Bristol Hotel, a boutique hotel property opening in downtown Bristol, Va. Expanding the company’s portfolio of independent hotels and resorts, franchised properties and condo-hotels around the country, the eight-story, 65-room Bristol Hotel is currently under construction with an anticipated late summer 2017 opening. Charlestowne Hotels was appointed by developer McCall Capital, LLC.
Steeped in history, the development of The Bristol Hotel is expected to repurpose downtown Bristol’s notable Executive Plaza, which dates back to 1925, revitalizing the city center as a new destination point with direct access to the city’s most prominent landmarks and activities. Upholding the building’s historic value, the construction will preserve the original stucco exterior, display windows and main façade which features nine window bays with concrete sills and soldier course lintels.
The hotel will include 56 guest rooms, seven junior suites and one executive suite as well as a top floor penthouse measuring 1,200 square feet with views of downtown Bristol and the Appalachian Mountains. It is located adjacent to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, a Smithsonian affiliate.
Additional features include the region’s only hotel rooftop bar offering amazing views of both the city and the nearby mountains. A farm-to-table restaurant on the first floor will serve Southern cuisine with fresh and locally sourced ingredients. Additionally, the hotel will offer up to 3,000 square feet of meeting space, the most distinct of which includes a 2,800 square foot former arcade available for dinners, weddings and other events, as well as a spa.
“The revitalization of Executive Plaza into The Bristol Hotel serves as a catalyst for the growth of Bristol, Virginia while preserving the influential nature of the city’s historic legacy,” says Michael Tall, president and chief operating officer of Charlestowne Hotels. “We aim to develop a top-tier boutique hotel and unique brand that is authentic to the city’s roots while elevating the dining, social gathering and beverage experience, attracting both visitors and the local community.”