Progress for The Horton Hotel – Update 7/16/2018

We are excited to show you around inside of The Horton Hotel & Rooftop Lounge. We’ve been making excellent progress constructing this space. Located in downtown Boone, North Carolina, we present to you the development of the front lobby, bar, and rooftop lounge.

Lobby

In the front lobby, we will be adding custom-made iron railings to replace the wooden safety railings shown in the video. The lobby is complete with a working fireplace that will keep our guests warm and cozy throughout winter months. Above your heads, you will find decorative art deco lighting. This lighting is a nod to the era in which our building was constructed. These gorgeous fixtures give off a feeling of elegance and refinement. The mezzanine floor overlooking our lobby will contain historical elements highlighting the story of the Horton family and the building itself.

Bar

In the lobby bar, we will be serving craft cocktails, small-batch organic wines, local beer, and an ever-changing array of small plates. Our small plates will emphasize local ingredients. The bar is dressed with a pristine copper top set upon rustic brickwork. The brickwork is similar to what is native to the building’s historic structure. This bar, lighted with classic Edison bulb pulley lights, provides a subtle antique and industrial feel alluding to the building’s history. In construction, we have been enthusiastic about placing historical detail throughout the hotel.

Rooftop

The first and only rooftop lounge on King Street will be accessible via elevator. In this space, travelers and locals alike will be able to enjoy cool breezes and beautiful views of downtown Boone, Appalachian State University, and surrounding Blue Ridge mountains. For the rooftop flooring, we choose a beautiful Brazilian walnut. When finished it will resemble the flooring on the deck of a sailboat. This lounge will also serve drinks and small plates and will feature a fire pit, which will be perfect for those crisp fall evenings. Our rooftop lounge will be an ideal space to enjoy a romantic experience. It will also be a great place to catch up with friends in the high country. We hope you will join us, and we can’t wait to meet you at the Horton!

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