The story of Rhea Hospitality is a unique one that's reflected in its two boutique hotels.
Founded by husband and wife Colin and Deanna Crossman, the North Carolina-based company was born nine years ago when the couple developed and began operating the 17-room King's Daughters Inn in downtown Durham.
But rather than leaning on knowledge and experience, it was the couple's shared passion that led them to develop the successful boutique hotel brand.
"We come from unique backgrounds (cancer research and patent law) and both discovered a love of restoring historic buildings," the couple said in an email interview, referring to their restoration of more than 30 historic properties. "Quickly realizing we loved historic preservation more than our day jobs, we looked toward other careers."
Now, the couple is ready to celebrate the grand opening of their second boutique property, the 45-room Mayton Inn in Cary, North Carolina.
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