RALEIGH — North Carolina State University in partnership with Marriott’s Autograph Collection just opened an innovative hotel complete with the spirit of the Wolfpack. The StateView Hotel, located at NSCU’s Centennial Campus, is providing a unique experience driven by innovative technology and interactive spaces. With views of Lake Raleigh,the state-of-the-art hotel includes 164 guestrooms and suites, tech savvy meeting spaces, an outdoor pool, a one-of-a-kind bar and restaurant, and specialized design ideas that give a nod to the heritage of the Wolfpack nation.
One of the key components of the StateView is collaboration. There are places designed for you to collaborate on ideas and stories to help you move your business forward. We offer little areas for you to plug in and create,said Karris Deis, director of sales and marketing.
In homage to the collaboration of ideas from NCSU graduates, visitors will find specially designed wallpaper that includes a list of all the patents, a government license denoting a title of an invention, and the graduates who own them. Swatches of fabric can be found in the library as a nod to the College of Textiles.
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences play a role in the in-house restaurant which features North Carolina foods and beverages including locally sourced sweet potatoes and blueberries. Flask & Beaker, the only restaurant of its kind, features modern American gastro pub dishes using locally-grown ingredients and regional recipes. The bar menu features cocktails dubbed, “The Professor”, “The Grad Student”, and “The Practicum.”
‘Everyone is welcome. Locals can drop by just to take a look at the space or dine in the restaurant,” said Deis.
The StateView is also LEED Silver certified, committed to energy conservation, sustainability and bio-tech advances. The conference rooms offer a drop-screen with remote shade and are powered by more than 50 percent of natural light.
Dale Bullock, general manager of the StateView Hotel, added, “The StateView will provide guests with one-of-a-kind experiences inspired by the spirit of the NC State Wolfpack. The hotel features superior design, intimate guest rooms, collaborative meeting spaces and more, perfect for the modern traveler and locals alike. We can’t wait to share all we have to offer with our community this October – one thing is for sure, it’s exactly like nothing else.”