A stay at Durham Marriott City Center places you in the heart of Durham, steps from Carolina Theater and close to Durham Bulls Athletic Park. This hotel is within close proximity of North Carolina Central University and Duke University.
Make yourself at home in one of the 190 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as direct-dial phones with voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a 24-hour fitness facility, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services. Additional features include gift shops/newsstands and complimentary use of a nearby fitness facility.
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, business services, and audiovisual equipment. Free self parking is available onsite.
The trained technicians at Beauty and the Bull Medspa soothe skin with anti-aging spa services inside a 2,500-square-foot loft space. Botox injections, chemical peels, and facials packed with antioxidants and Resveratrol all work to turn back the clock on wrinkled faces. Exposed-brick walls, vintage furniture, and eclectic art give roomy common spaces a funky feel, and staffers educate their clients with samples of product doled out from behind a sleek, glass-topped beauty bar. At night, Beauty and the Bull transforms into a neon-lit social hub where patrons can hone anti-aging recipes during cooking parties in the loft-style kitchen or test out new laser-tag outfits underneath glowing blacklights.
Students should bring: Yoga mat (studio mats available), water bottle, towel.
Average class length: 60–90 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Good for beginners: Yes
Parking: Free street parking
Pro Tip: Please try to arrive about 15 minutes before class. Leave your shoes & your worries at the door :)
Although Global Breath Studio's home warehouse isn't nearly as old as yoga, it's still a historic building, built in the 1890s. Sunlight shines through its huge windows onto an eclectic array of yoga classes. They include 7:30 a.m. Wake Up! classes, to help start days right, specialized workshops on Yoga, Anatomy & Movement, and all-level classical/ashtanga classes. The team rounds out their offerings with mindfulness counseling and teacher trainings, for those who wish to take their practice to the next level.
The "global" in Global Breath Studio stems from the yoga center's nonprofit branch, LiveGlobally, which funds international public-interest projects—most recently, education at the Ingrid School in Kenya and a documentary about the institution. A portion of the proceeds from the center's yoga classes benefit LiveGlobally, and the same goes for the proceeds from its shop, stocked with ecofriendly yoga mats and jewelry.
The team at Zien comprises certified experts in the fields of hairstyling and aesthetics. During cuts, stylists cover every strand in specialized products, relying on brands such as Moroccanoil and NuExpressions. They then trim bangs or sculpt a complete new look—perhaps finishing things off with a flat-iron style or simply an approving nod. Aestheticians, meanwhile, administer waxing treatments and apply makeup. They also restore complexions with custom facials, incorporating add-ons such as peels and hot stones.
Fully licensed and insured, experts at Esthetically Correct transform yards into groomed, eye-pleasing spaces with landscaping services that range from routine maintenance to elaborate design and construction work. A professional lawn mowing begins with careful edging and trimming work, which quashes a lawn's natural temptation to claw its way across sidewalks, into gardens, and over guests dozing in low-slung hammocks. Mowers then trim grass to an attractive, even length suitable for barefoot strolls and competitive croquet. Clippers clear debris by blowing away shredded grass before departing, leaving yards ready to showcase in the background of family photos or the foreground of ant photos after about 45 minutes.
Fleet-footed miners and limber-toed ladies dance on chandeliers and leap over moving ore carts in Cirque Mechanics' latest production of acrobatic antics and aerial dance. Set in the small 1860’s frontier town of Rosebud, "Boom Town" portrays the lives, feuds, brawls, romances, and shocking discoveries uncovered in this Wild West whistle-stop at the height of the gold rush. The scenery becomes launching pads as performers climb up swaying telegraph poles, fly high and fast on a revolving crane, balance themselves on whiskey jugs, or play chicken against the fourth wall.