New Year’s Eve is of our favorite days of the year.
The Holly Inn opened to 20 guests on Dec. 31, 1895, launching the first New Year in Pinehurst history.
Guests paid $3 to spend the night at the modern facility, which had electric lights and steam heat. It included both billiard and card rooms. Each guest room was equipped with a call bell and the finest hair mattresses.
Pinehurst’s first hotel brought more visitors to the area, prompting the need for additional accommodations.
Construction of the Carolina Hotel got underway in 1898 and the Holly Inn expanded in 1899.
The four-story Colonial Revival was the largest frame hotel in North Carolina with 250 guest rooms when it opened Jan. 1, 1901.
We’ve celebrated New Year’s Eve in style for more than a century. This year, guests will enjoy the music of the Band of Oz as they countdown to 2015. After the clock strikes twelve, they’ll have access to an overflowing midnight breakfast buffet fit for a king.