ASHEVILLE, N.C.

Charlestowne Hotels and Curio Collection by Hilton debuted The Foundry Hotel. The building is a preservation of the city's former 20th century steel foundry and is located in the heart of Asheville's historic neighborhood called The Block.

The Foundry Hotel combines two new buildings with three structures from Asheville's original foundry, which forged steel for prominent regional sites, such as The Biltmore Estate. Architectural components pay homage to the property's roots, such as original brick and hardwood floors, the former pulley elevator on display, exposed beams, steel-star fastenings and industrial-style windows.

"The Foundry Hotel serves a growing tourism demand in the eclectic city of Asheville and expands the brand presence of Curio Collection by Hilton in the great state of North Carolina," said Mark Nogal, global head, Curio Collection by Hilton. "The Foundry Hotel provides genuine Asheville experiences unlike any other, whether it be through the hotel's distinctive architectural features, scenic views or locally-inspired food and beverage offerings."

The property features 87 guest rooms, including 12 suites. Guests also have access to on-site amenities including an elevated cocktail bar at Workshop Lounge, regionally inspired dining at Benne on Eagle and a retail marketplace.

The hotel offers 4,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space, including a main courtyard curated by the North Carolina Arboretum.

"The Foundry Hotel breathes new life into an intrinsic piece of Asheville's legacy and gives visitors a deeper connection to the destination," says Michael Tall, president and chief operating officer, Charlestowne Hotels. "Our partnership with Curio Collection by Hilton takes the quintessential Asheville experience one step further, combining the property's storied history with elevated, five-star amenities."

The hotel's culinary program, led by five-time James Beard nominee John Fleer, features Benne on Eagle, a 100-seat restaurant offering scratch-made dishes honoring the contributions African Americans have made to Appalachian cuisine. Workshop Lounge, a second-floor lobby bar, offers signature brews from nearby BearWaters Brewing and artisanal craft cocktails featuring locally-distilled spirits.

Information based off a news release from The Foundry Hotel.