Looking for a place to stay during the 2018 Winter National Championships and Speedo Winter Junior Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina? We invite you to stay with us at the Proximity Hotel or our sister O.Henry Hotel in Greensboro. Both are just three miles away from the Greensboro Aquatic Center and Greensboro Coliseum!
Why Swimmers Stay with Us
After a busy day, swimmers and divers will be able to relax in sustainable style at AAA Four Diamond Proximity Hotel – with custom-designed furnishings and innovative designs for ultimate comfort. Below are just a few reasons we think we’d make a great addition to your team!
- Both Proximity Hotel and O.Henry Hotel are just three miles away from the Greensboro Aquatic Center.
- Competitors will get a great night’s sleep on our custom-designed Magi Beds and recuperate in extraordinary indoor air quality. Double walls between guestrooms provide added soundproofing and privacy for restorative sleep.
- You can get an early start with a hot, made-to-order breakfast as early as 6 AM (plenty of protein options!).
- Reenergize with fresh European flavors at Print Works Bistro and gather with friends in the lobby.
- Each hotel is adjacent to one of Greensboro’s top restaurants: Print Works Bistro and Green Valley Grill, both of which also offer room service.
- If needed, our concierge can arrange transportation to and from the GAC.
- AAA Four Diamond amenities and service help you unwind with all the comforts of home.
- We are located adjacent to Friendly Center, the top shopping area in Greensboro.
- Proximity Hotel is the first LEED Platinum “green hotel” in the USA. Read about our sustainable practices.
Stay in sustainable style at our employee-owned, LEED Platinum Proximity Hotel with our special rate for swimmers and their families. Enjoy an early breakfast at Print Works Bistro or enjoy in-room dining as you mentally prepare for the big race. After the tournament, unwind with all the comforts of home, including AAA Four Diamond bath amenities, refreshing Terrazzo shower and waffle-weave bathrobes. For your team’s biggest fans, Print Works Bistro’s lively bar is the perfect spot to unwind and celebrate the day’s achievements.
Check in to an inviting guestroom at O.Henry Hotel, where custom-designed, finely crafted furnishings ensure you’ll rise well-rested for your tournament. Wake up to an early complimentary hot southern breakfast buffet. After the tournament, wind down in your large soaking tub with AAA Four Diamond amenities. Celebrate the day’s successes at Green Valley Grill with Mediterranean flavors and wood-fired rotisserie and grill, jazz things up in our Social Lobby with O.Henry Jazz Series on select Saturdays or enjoy a spot of afternoon tea every day in our Social Lobby.
Swim Team Travel
Winning should be the only thing on your team’s mind when you come to Greensboro. Let us team up with you to manage all of your team travel arrangements, including reserving a swim team room block, scheduling team dinners and selecting meeting spaces. Contact our sales team at 336-478-9111 to tell us about your team’s needs!
Our Restaurants Near GAC
We know how important nutrition is to a swimmer’s success! Two of Greensboro’s best restaurants are adjacent to the Proximity and O.Henry. Swimmers, coaches and families can experience extraordinary dining without leaving the hotel.
Print Works Bistro
Print Works Bistro, adjacent to Proximity Hotel, uses fresh local ingredients to create extraordinary flavors and creative comfort foods. Enjoy traditional and modern versions of classic dishes popular in European-French bistros for a pre-competition breakfast, lunch and dinner. The vibrant dining room has walls of windows overlooking the gardens, with outdoor dining on a lovely creekside terrace.
Green Valley Grill
Visit Green Valley Grill, adjacent to the O.Henry Hotel, and enjoy informally elegant fine dining and seasonal food using old-world European culinary sensibilities and Mediterranean flavors. GVG’s wine list receives the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence each year and features 75 wines by the glass.The freshest food prepared by a passionate team, and served by friendly and competent people, is our recipe for a great dining experience.
What Swimmers say about Green Valley Grill
Eights of us went to the restaurant after a college conference swim meet. We kept having to change our reservation and the staff was very accommodating for us. The atmosphere was exactly what we needed after being at a swim meet for 3 days! Very relaxing. Wait staff was very nice and efficient. Had apps and variety of entrees from salmon, specials, scallops and prime rib. All enjoyed and would go again. We all wished the restaurant was in our home town.
– SandyK, OpenTable Review, 2/21/2019
Directions to Greensboro Aquatic Center
Turn left onto Green Valley Road – Make a left onto Benjamin Parkway (0.9 mi) – Turn right on N. Aycock St (1.2 mi) – Turn right onto West Gate City Blvd (.5 mi) – Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Coliseum Blvd (.4 mi) – Turn right onto Ellington St – Coliseum Parking will be on your right.
We can also arrange transportation to the GAC for a fee so you can travel to and from the tournament worry-free!
Greensboro Aquatic Center Events
About the Greensboro Aquatic Center
The 78,323-square-foot indoor Greensboro Aquatic Center has emerged as one of the top aquatic venues in the nation since its opening in 2011. Built at a cost of nearly $19 million, the state-of-the-art, multi-purpose, three-pool facility has provided the City the opportunity to host high school and collegiate events, USA Swimming meets, Masters swimming and U.S. Water Polo events, as well as many local, regional, collegiate and national swimming and diving competitions. This facility operates 15 hours per day and the estimated economic impact of GAC events to date is estimated at $150 million.
In July 2018, the Greensboro City Council unanimously voted to approve an $8.2M bid from Shelco Construction to build a 4th pool at the Greensboro Aquatic Center. The new pool will connect to the existing GAC and provide 19 additional short course lanes and 8 long course lanes. It will serve myriad uses, including providing increased pool time/swimming lanes for our members, clubs and high school teams. The 4th pool will also create additional opportunities for our members to participate in exercise, fitness and therapeutic classes, swim and water safety lessons and general recreational swimming.
Construction on the 4th pool is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, Aug. 7. The 4th pool is projected to open in June of 2019.
Looking for more sports in Greensboro? Check out events at Greensboro Coliseum and BB&T Soccer Complex at Bryan Park
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