Close to the Asheville Regional Airport, near I-26, is the Hilton Asheville, an environmentally friendly, LEED registered hotel minutes from Biltmore. Hilton Asheville is located in the heart of Biltmore Park Town Square, where dining, shopping and entertainment are just steps from the Hilton’s door. Inside the new 165-room Hilton are inviting, spacious executive suites, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and Sparrow Spa, a full service destination spa. Beyond the hotel’s focus on comfort, is its focus on sustainability. The Hilton Asheville is one of the first in the nation to utilize a large-scale solar water heating system. The hot-water system, which will eliminate sixty-tons of carbon dioxide yearly, is one of the many green measures the hotel is taking to promote a healthy environment, reduce energy costs and gain Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification.