There’s a new reason to visit the city of Durham, North Carolina. Already home to Duke University and the Rafael Vinoly-designed Nasher Museum of Art, the city recently welcomed the beautifully put-together Durham Hotel, which opened in its thriving Triangle region.
Set within a mid-century bank building that was carefully converted and redesigned by the Los Angeles-based firm Commune Design, The Durham Hotel comprises 53 guest rooms, one sprawling penthouse suite and an eponymous restaurant, an outdoor terrace and rooftop bar.
Spread over six floors, the hotel is a sumptuous mélange of colours and materials. Boldly patterned floor tiles and rugs are offset by geometric, mid-century-style furniture, both in the hotel’s shared spaces and in guestrooms.
Locally made snacks are stocked in-room, along with bespoke blankets made by fellow North Carolinans, Raleigh Denim and a coffee programme by Durham’s Counter Culture Coffee. Head to the rooftop for picture perfect city views, where a programme of special events, ranging from movie screenings and musical showcases to morning yoga and even oyster roasts will be available.
315 E. Chapel Hill Street
Pei-Ru Keh is the US Editor at Wallpaper*. Born and raised in Singapore, she has been a New Yorker since 2013. Pei-Ru has held various titles at Wallpaper* since she joined in 2007. She currently reports on design, art, architecture, fashion, beauty and lifestyle happenings in the United States, both in print and digitally. Pei-Ru has taken a key role in championing diversity and representation within Wallpaper's content pillars and actively seeks out stories that reflect a wide range of perspectives. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children, and is currently learning how to drive.
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