Jim Beley

General Manager

Jim Beley brings 28 years of experience in hotel and restaurant management to his position as general manager of The Umstead Hotel and Spa. A native of New York state, Beley now calls Raleigh home with his wife of 23 years and his four children.

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    What weight training equipment does The Umstead Hotel and Spa’s gym offer?

    We have Lifefitness cardio equipment, free weights (five to 40 pounds), kettlebells (10-25 pounds) and functional trainer; also Cybex seated leg curl machine; leg extension machine; back extension machine; chest press machine; and overhead press machine.
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    What are the beds like at The Umstead Hotel and Spa?

    Image credit (optional) The beds are Sterns and Foster plush pillow-top mattresses.  We use fine Italian 300-thread-count linens made of 100 percent Egyptian cotton, feather and down duvets and a plethora of fine down pillows. The bed is adorned with custom-made decorative pillows.
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    Do any rooms have fireplaces at The Umstead Hotel and Spa?

    o guestrooms have fireplaces. However, there is a relaxing marble fireplace located in the lounge area on the lobby level. There is also an outdoor fireplace located on the terrace of the bar and lounge.
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    What is involved in The Umstead Hotel and Spa’s turndown service?

    At turndown service, your blinds will be pulled, lamps will be turned on and your bed will be prepared for your evening slumber. Bottled waters will be placed on your bedside table as well as a piece of dark chocolate from the San Francisco chocolatier, TCHO. A lovely linen mat with slippers is placed next to your bed, while the television is turned on to play nature sounds and images to soothe you. A card depicting one of our signature pieces of artwork is placed on your pillow.
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    What are the suites like at The Umstead Hotel and Spa?

    The Umstead Hotel has 27 well-appointed suites. Ranging from 650 square feet to 1,725 square feet, these spacious accommodations feature varying views and configurations to suit any needs. Your comfort and privacy will be well taken care of at all times.
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    What are the bathrooms like in the suites at The Umstead Hotel and Spa?

    The suite bathrooms include all of the features of the guestroom bathrooms, however some suites feature an additional half bath. The Presidential Suite and the Governor’s Suite include a make-up stool, additional space and décor enhancements.
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    What are the bathrooms like in the rooms at The Umstead Hotel and Spa?

    The bathrooms are elegantly appointed with deep soaking bath tubs, double vanities and botanical bath amenities signature to The Umstead Spa.  We also offer a plethora of amenities including: shower cap, sewing kit, cotton balls, q-tips, lighted makeup mirror, hair dryer, and separate showers with a detachable wand.
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    What special amenities are in the rooms at The Umstead Hotel and Spa?

    The Umstead features a slew of special amenities, including: a 42-inch plasma TV with DVD/CD player and in-room movies; twice-daily maid service including evening turndown; complimentary high-speed wired and Wi-Fi internet access; a gourmet refreshment center; a choice of morning newspapers; an in-room wall safe; a deep soaking tub, double vanity, and separate shower and toilet; large closets with padded suit and skirt hangers; 24-hour room service and concierge service; and spa bathrobes.
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    What can the concierge at The Umstead Hotel and Spa do for me?

    The concierge at The Umstead Hotel and Spa can assist you with all of your needs, from dinner reservations, to show or sporting game tickets.  They are experts on the area and can offer insight into activities and outings, as well as arrange transportation.  Our concierge team is knowledgeable and available 24 hours a day.
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    What are the five best amenities for kids at The Umstead Hotel and Spa?

    There are plenty of amenities just for kids at The Umstead. These are the five best:

    Children are delighted to receive a plush woodland animal finger puppet upon their arrival to The Umstead Hotel and Spa.

    The nature path around our three-acre pond, including a butterfly garden and informational signage, is also a nice outing with children. The nearby Umstead State Park is also convenient for a more intense family hike.

    XBox 360 and Wii gaming consoles are available upon request in our guestrooms, which are great fun for children when combined with a few thoughtful treats from our in-room dining menu — warm chocolate chip cookies and milk, perhaps?

    In the summer months, our heated pool is certainly a welcome refreshment for families with children.

    Finally, the Umstead Gift Shop has a dedicated area of nature-inspired toys, gifts and games.
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    What cool in-room technology does The Umstead Hotel and Spa have?

    The Umstead Hotel and Spa guest rooms feature EVOLVE tablets which allow you to control your temperature controls, lighting and entertainment from the convenience of a bedside device.
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    What bars and clubs are near The Umstead Hotel and Spa?

    The Umstead Bar is the perfect place to begin or end any memorable evening. Our wine cellar is stocked with an extensive collection representing the world’s most renowned regions, while our signature cocktails offer a truly one-of-a-kind taste that incorporates the season’s best flavors, including fresh herbs and organic berries. The Umstead Bar menu offers a selection of snacks and light meals featuring the tastes and flavors of the very best local produce and farm-raised meats.

    We also recommend the bar at nearby An Cuisines, which offers a chic, urban setting with an array of specialty cocktails, wines, and a neo-Asian selection of appetizers and sushi.
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    What restaurants are located near The Umstead Hotel and Spa?

    We recommend nearby An Restaurant. ‘An’ which means ‘to dine’ in Vietnamese, showcases chef Steven Greene's signature cuisine, an elegant blend of Southeast Asian flavors and European influences.