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Renaissance Hotel opens in Raleigh

Despite the economy, development at North Hills in Raleigh surges forward.

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Despite the economy, development at North Hills in Raleigh surges forward.

The Renaissance Hotel is now open for business.

The 10-story hotel features 229 luxury guest rooms and space for banquets. A regular room rents for about $230 per night.

Managers said bookings are strong in 2009. They'll play host to nearly two dozen weddings.

The hotel joins a new office tower and apartment community recently opened in the area.

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