ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — The developer of a hotel rejected by Asheville City Council on Tuesday night said the project isn't dead yet.
The council unanimously rejected the proposal for an Embassy Suites on Haywood Street.
"We are disappointed in City Council's denial of the conditional use permit for our project," developer Shaunak Patel said. "We are in talks with our counsel and have every intent to push this project forward."
Embassy Suites was to be an eight-story, 185-room hotel with a 200-space parking deck. It would have been the latest addition to an area that already contains Hotel Indigo and Hyatt Place across the street. Embassy would have occupied about two acres, including the old sheriff's office on Haywood Street.
City Council determined the project did not meet all of the standards required for the permit application.
The Raleigh developer bought the land in July 2015 for $4.3 million.