Raleigh Marriott City Center Open for Business

July 30th, 2008

Downtown Raleigh’s newest hotel is opening for business, complete with a Starbucks and restaurant. Here are some previews of the new building.

Downtown Raleigh Marriott City Center

Raleigh Marriott with Two Hannover

Looking north from the new block of Fayetteville Street

Circular lobby entrance to the Raleigh Marriott City Center

Inside the lobby of the Raleigh Marriott City Center

Inside the lobby of the Raleigh Marriott City Center

A Hallway of new Raleigh Marriott

Last but not least…

View from the top of new Downtown Raleigh Marriott.

Bonus: New lighting on Raleigh’s new Convention Center


  1. Anonymous says:

    August 1st, 2008 at 5:20 pm (#)

    why does the exterior flood lighting only light up the top floor? Bizarre.

  2. Anonymous says:

    August 2nd, 2008 at 3:08 pm (#)

    You know, I saw the construction on North Hills East today…wow. Also, the only reason that is remotely connected to this post is the fact that the CAPTRUST Tower at North Hills East is being built as part of the project. It will be 17 stories/260 feet tall.

  3. Anonymous says:

    August 3rd, 2008 at 4:52 pm (#)

    Why would anyone think that two hanover is an eyesore. Its one of my favorites. I love the way it looks. How could it look better?????

  4. Anonymous says:

    August 3rd, 2008 at 6:23 pm (#)

    Exactly, jrd. Any building that’s been Raleigh’s tallest for twenty years is one of my favorites 🙂

  5. Anonymous says:

    August 4th, 2008 at 1:03 pm (#)

    I also think that Two Hanover is an interesting building. It looks like they were trying to replicate an art-deco style, however, it wasn’t executed very well. The lighting scheme on the building leaves a lot to be desired, and I really don’t like the green structure on the roof. But, all in all, I think it is an interesting building. Raleigh doesn’t have the downtown drive that Charlotte has with new buildings going up everywhere you look. So let’s just be content with what we do have. Love it or hate it, it will be part of our skyline until something bigger is built to block it out.

  6. Anonymous says:

    August 6th, 2008 at 7:46 pm (#)

    I am so glad to see this Raleigh Marriott Hotel,it’s very nice,and right now downtown Raleigh look nice.And I hope
    in five yrs,Raleigh will be looked as Charlotte,so I am looking for an application to work at Marriott as “Cleaner/custodian
    included to take care floor and carpet,I have more five years for experience.How can I get an application,because I’ve never seen on website.Thank you


  7. Anonymous says:

    August 6th, 2008 at 8:45 pm (#)

    Jean, the website says that employment information is “coming soon”, so for now, you may just have to call them or go there and ask about it in person. The employment information contact for them is jobs@marriottraleigh.com | Also, their main phone number is (919)-833-1120. Hope this helps 🙂

  8. Anonymous says:

    August 23rd, 2008 at 8:30 pm (#)

    The Yancy’s site has very quickly removed the signs and have blocked the windows with paper, indicating a new restaurant may already be moving in. Ruth’s Chris and Morton’s were in contractual discussions for the site but i have not heard anything definitive.

    Any updates?

  9. Anonymous says:

    September 30th, 2008 at 9:16 pm (#)

    The view from the top of the Marriot is magnificent. Congratulations on another great set of photos, Matt!

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