Outdoor terrace seating next to deer statue

What’s old is New Again

3 Projects that reimage old buildings from factories to financial institutions

Charlestowne is helping to fulfill travelers’ experiential needs with our growing collection of adaptive-reuse projects. From a mid-century bank to a turn-of-the-century steel mill, these historic structures are transformed into modern hospitality destinations that revitalize communities and provide guests with an irreplicable experience.

Bristol Hotel
Bristol, VA
Keys: 65
F&B Outlets: 2
Open: September 2018
Year Built: 1925
Original Use: Executive Office Building

Constructed by Hardin Reynolds, nephew of Bristol’s tobacco mogul R.J. Reynolds, the Reynolds Arcade was initially built as a hotel but became a professional office space for physicians, attorneys, accountants, and government officials known as the Executive Plaza.

Don’t Miss Artifact
Classical Revival style elements such as the Roman arched entryway, stucco exterior, and display windows still remain from the original structure.

Foundry Hotel
Asheville, NC
Keys: 87
F&B Outlets: 2
Open: December 2018
Year Built: 1910-1915

Founded in 1895, The Asheville Supply and Foundry Company was a prominent steel mill that produced structural steel and wood workings for a number of Asheville landmarks, including the Jackson Building and the Biltmore Estate.

Don’t Miss Artifact
The factory’s original elevator cab and pulley system are on display in the hotel’s on-site restaurant.

The Collector
St. Augustine, FL
Keys: 31
F&B Outlets: 1
Open: March 2017
Year Built: 1790-1910
Original Use: Private Residences
The hotel is comprised of nine historic homes dating from 1790 to 1910. Residents of the homes include merchant Emanuel de Medici, renowned American writer William Dean Howells, and Prince Achille Murat, nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte and Crown Prince of Naples in Italy.

Don’t Miss Artifact
The site of the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation reading which freed all of the slaves in Florida is located within the hotel’s courtyard.