Mews at Graylyn to close for remodeling

Mews entrance at GraylynThe Graylyn Estate, which has hosted presidents, world leaders and entertainers since opening as a hotel/conference center  in 1984 as one of the most unique venues in North Carolina,  announced a extensive  renovation to its guestrooms and conference space in the Mews area of the 55-acre estate. The Mews will close from November 17, 2011 – March 31, 2012.

The Graylyn Estate is fully updating all of its guest rooms and meeting spaces in the Mews while maintaining its gracious, French feel and keeping with the unique setting of this historic estate. While the color schemes and details have not been revealed, the new guest rooms will include suite options, lush bedding and rich tones creating a luxurious experience for its guests. Each guest room will contain modern technology, including flat-screen LED televisions and WiFi connectivity.  Elegant sepia-toned framed photographs of Winston Salem’s most cherished landmarks will emphasize the guestrooms’ historic charm.

The Mews Conference Room and its surrounding breakout spaces will also be included in the renovation. Plan details are forthcoming.

“In redesigning the Mews, it was extremely important to understand the delicate balance between historic elements and modern comforts. We’ll be injecting new life into this area with everything from a new design to an overhaul in technology,” said John Wise, assistant vice president of Hospitality Services at Wake Forest. “We are extremely proud of the look and feel that this renovation will bring to the estate. The enhancements to the Mews reinforce Wake Forest University’s ongoing commitment and investment to keep this historical estate’s premier status as a distraction-free meeting destination and the social address of Winston-Salem.”

The location of the Mews area will allow the property to remain open during the renovation, hosting meetings and events within the Manor House, Management House and Bernard Cottage.