The Inn at Elon

Elon, NC

This 4-star, 80-room boutique hotel is nestled within Elon University’s botanical gardens and is designed to blend seamlessly with the Colonial/Georgian Revival aesthetic of the existing campus. The interiors are timeless, classic, and polished, but also embrace contemporary elements to create a memorable guest experience. The materials palette is elegant and neutral with accents of the University’s branded maroon color. The exterior materials palette of brick cladding with white columns and expansive windows also includes residential references such as patios and awnings to distinguish the Inn from the academic buildings. Program spaces include a restaurant, bar, meeting facilities, and ballroom.

A native “Elon oak” which was harvested onsite is used in feature elements throughout the interior. The design embodies the University’s environment and culture and draws from the metaphor of the oak tree: like acorns seeding the future, 100% of hotel profits fund University scholarships.

LS3P is responsible for both architecture and interior design for the project.

RECOGNITIONS: 2021 IIDA Carolinas DesignWorks Awards, Hospitality – Honorable Mention