Carrboro’s first hotel opened its doors to guests last week, and members of the Carrboro Board of Aldermen were among the first guests.
The Hampton Inn & Suites Chapel Hill/Carrboro, located in Carrboro’s 300 East Main development, will hold its grand opening and ribbon-cutting celebrations later this month, but guests began staying there Aug. 28.
Kevin Rooney, general manager for the hotel, said town leaders and Main Street Properties owners and management were invited because they played an important role in bringing the hotel to Carrboro.
“Being Carrboro’s first hotel, we wanted the town leaders to have the opportunity to experience our Hamptonality and amenities firsthand,” Rooney said in an email. “We want the leaders of Carrboro to understand that we are excited to be part of this wonderful community and all it has to offer.”
Alderman Damon Seils said the hotel wasn’t that different from other Hampton Inn & Suites hotels and that he hopes the hotel will be beneficial to the town.