by Chris Duthie | September 01, 2017


Local Update

• The 135-room AC Hotel by Marriott Raleigh North Hills has opened with a restaurant, a rooftop bar and 1,370 square feet of meeting space.

• A $37 million project at the 374-room Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley has doubled the hotel's meeting space to 22,181 square feet. Also added was the Braise restaurant and bourbon bar. 

• Now open is the 175-suite Residence Inn by Marriott Downtown, across from the Raleigh Convention Center.

• A renovation of all 229 guest rooms at the Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel has been completed. 

Meeting Hotels: About 1,000 guest rooms can be found in the city's downtown district, including the 400-room Raleigh Marriott City Center, 374-room Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley and 353-room Sheraton Raleigh.

To find and compare hotels, and send RFPs, visit

Convention Center: Raleigh Convention Center; exhibit space, 150,000 square feet; meeting rooms, 20; (919) 996-8500

Airport Transit: Raleigh-Durham International Airport, 14 miles north of downtown; transfer by taxi, $30; by shuttle, $24, by Uber, $25

Group Venue: If getting trapped with a zombie is the ideal activity for your group, visit the Raleigh Room Escapes, where four options offer team-building enjoyment for up to 34 people. An RRE mobile escape room also can come directly to you.

Contact: Visit Raleigh, (800) 849-8499