Business Briefs

Renaissance Hotel opens in Raleigh

Posted January 8, 2009 5:35 p.m. EST

— 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.