CNN features The Kimpton Cardinal Hotel

Winston-Salem's Kimpton Cardinal Hotel is among CNN's "8 new hotels with surprising past lives." The Cardinal is North Carolina's very first Kimpton property and is housed in the historic R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company headquarters. The 1929 art deco building is also the architectural muse for New York City's Empire State Building. 

"In the hotel lobby, matchstick art and a cigarette machine that now dispenses small pieces of local art nod to the building's past."

Officially opened in May 2016, The Cardinal touts an impressive French brasserie called "The Katharine," named after the Reynolds matriarch, along with 174 guest rooms, basketball court, bowling alley and adult-sized spiral slide. 

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