Raleigh’s round Holiday Inn will be replaced with luxury hotel, apartment building :: WRAL.com

— A New York developer plans to demolish downtown Raleigh’s round Holiday Inn — a staple in the city’s skyline since 1969.

People who live in Raleigh have described the building on 320 Hillsborough Street as both iconic and an eyesore.

“It’s one of these weird buildings that just kind of exists in Raleigh. That’s very charming in a lot of ways,” said Raleigh resident Jonathan Debruho.

Developers are planning to build in its place a 20-story, mixed-used development building including hotel rooms, apartment rooms and retail and restaurant spaces. The building will