Partnership with Hatteras Sky to Open Two Properties
Lark Hotels announces its entry into the Asheville, North Carolina market through an operations partnership with Atlanta-based commercial real estate development firm Hatteras Sky.
Lark Hotels and Hatteras Sky are opening two new properties next year: The Radical and Zelda Dearest. The Radical will be a 70-room boutique hotel in Asheville’s River Arts District with interiors by the Suomi Design Works team. The design will have industrial accents including raw concrete pillars and exposed brick walls. The hotel will have a three-meal restaurant, coffee lounge, rooftop bar, and large outdoor courtyard with multiple dining terraces and a lawn for events and programming.
Zelda Dearest will debut Hatteras Sky’s Fitzgerald Estate portfolio, a collection of properties paying homage to the author and artist Zelda Fitzgerald and her husband F. Scott Fitzgerald. The project will renovate and preserve three of Asheville’s historic homes, transforming them into 20 guestrooms including nine suites. Interior design by Anderson Design Studios includes nods to the roaring 1920s. The hotel will offer outdoor event spaces including a game lawn, a stone-paved stage, and gas fire pits.
Local James Beard Nominated Asheville chef Jacob Sessoms will oversee the creation of culinary and cocktail programs at both hotels.
“Asheville has been growing in popularity as visitors from far and wide make their way to this enticing destination. Our properties will meet the hospitality demand that is needed to keep up with the rapid growth and development taking place,” said Blood. “It was a stroke of fate that the planets aligned to have this perfect opportunity to enter the market during this pivotal time. We’re looking forward to supporting our incredible partners at Hatteras Sky to bring to life two very unique and special hotels.”
“Asheville is a special destination and has been on our radar for some time so we are delighted to be moving forward with plans that will bring something very different to that market. It’s been a goal of ours for a while now and we are ecstatic that we have found the opportunity to bring truly unique properties to life with the team at Lark Hotels.” said Amy Michaelson Kelly, founding principal of Hatteras Sky. “Combining the talents of this group, The Radical and Zelda Dearest will bring a fresh style and new hotel experience for Asheville area locals and visitors very soon.”
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Learn More about The Radical and Zelda Dearest hotels in Asheville, North Carolina HERE.