Hilton Garden Inn Opening Next Year at Carolina Crossroads

November 14, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Roanoke Rapids, NC - Carolina Crossroads Developers announced today that the Hilton Garden Inn will be opening next year off Interstate 95 (Exit 171) in Roanoke Rapids. “We appreciate the confidence that the Hilton organization has shown in our community and we are confident that the property will be successful,” said Lori Medlin, Executive Director, Halifax County Tourism Development Authority. “This new development will also allow us to encourage corporations to hold meetings at Carolina Crossroads during the day, see a show at the Randy Parton Theatre in the evening, and visit the other attractions.”

The five-story hotel will feature conference facilities, a restaurant, bar, fitness center, and pool. The $16 million, 147-room hotel is being built by Blanchard & Calhoun Hospitality of Atlanta, Georgia. "This project reflects a tremendous investment of dollars and new job creation in Roanoke Rapids. In addition, it’s indicative of the confidence of investors and developers in Carolina Crossroads as a tourist destination, as well as in the future of Roanoke Rapids overall," said D.N. Beale, Roanoke Rapids Mayor. Site work for the project began recently. The hotel is scheduled to be completed by mid-2007.

The Hilton development brings the total number of hotel rooms in Halifax County to over 1000.

About Carolina Crossroads: Carolina Crossroads is located off Interstate 95 in Roanoke Rapids, NC (Exit 171). The entertainment, tourism, and retail destination located between Richmond, VA and Raleigh, NC, will offer live performance theatres, shops, hotels, convention and conference facilities, recreation and amusements, and numerous dining options. The Randy Parton Theatre, which opens in 2007, will anchor the Carolina Crossroads Music Theatre and Entertainment District and will feature country, pop, beach, and gospel music acts. For more information, visit www.carolinacrossroads.com.
Contact: Les Atkins 252-532-0073