Raleigh is once again fully open for business and is eager to re-start the Convention Hotel and Downtown Development project Request for Interest (RFI) process. The project includes two sites in the downtown core in front of the Duke Energy Performing Arts Center and adjacent to the Raleigh Convention Center. The new development will include an upscale convention hotel of 500 or more rooms and a residential/mixed-use project on the second site. The focus of the RFI remains on the hotel component which, when developed, will allow the City to host larger conferences. This project remains a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to develop a convention center hotel and separate residential/mixed-use tower on two prime vacant lots in downtown Raleigh.
Innovation, quality design and construction, and sustainability are important values to the City for this transformational project.