Chancellor Hotel Gears up for Grand Opening

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A bustling scene of heavy machinery and a cloud of dust surrounds a massive 15-floor structure in downtown Fayetteville.

The site of the Chancellor Hotel, where a herd of more than 50 construction workers are racing against the clock to pull off a massive $15 million face-lift that will restore the city’s most luxurious hotel in time for the September 14 grand opening.

Even from the outside-looking-in, it’s hard not to notice the transformation of the building which overlooks the neighboring lots like a sleeping giant ready to be unleashed on the public.

The building itself is more than 30 years old and has gone through several name and managerial changes, but it has never undergone an overhaul quite like this, said Kevin Thompson, project manager for Dawn Properties and owners Ike Thrash and Sam Alley. Click here to read the full story from our partners at