About Us

The O.Henry Hotel, like the Roman god Janus, faces both forward and backward.

We look to the past with admiration for old hotels that were both “in and of” their communities. They were locally owned and passionately run to serve not only the traveling public, but their neighbors as well. They were real centers of community life and a source of pride to their cities. Then came interstate highways and commercial aviation, along with some technical advances in hotel facility design, and poof! — the community-centered hotels disappeared. In their place came national, corporately owned, brand name hotels, situated along the highways or near airports. These hotels don’t fill the place of the old hotels in the hearts of their neighbors. While they are within the city limits, they are not “in and of” the community and neighborhoods. So, we thought, “Let’s look forward and bring back the neighborhood, community-centered hotels of old.”

The O.Henry Hotel was designed to embrace the idea of being “in and of” the city of Greensboro. We have used many local materials, emphasized various landmarks of the city, and selected a location where our guests can enjoy lovely views of Greensboro. We even took some design cues from the original O.Henry Hotel, built downtown in 1919 and demolished in the 1970s. We are pleased that the O.Henry Hotel itself has become a Greensboro landmark. Each day we strive to maintain and nurture this idea of being a community-based hotel.

Our namesake, O. Henry, the distinguished and world-renowned short story writer, was born in Greensboro as William Sydney Porter in 1862. With the city’s justifiable pride in its native son, we couldn’t resist naming our hotel the O.Henry. The 1998 portrait of William Sydney Porter by Frank P. Holton III, commissioned for the opening of the O.Henry Hotel hangs in the hotel lobby.

The O.Henry Hotel is also forward-looking. We provide state of the art amenities for the comfort and convenience of our guests. As we endeavor to maintain the elegance and sense of place of the hotels of the past, the O.Henry is continually being updated to provide for the needs of our modern guests.

We hope that you enjoy being our guest!

Dennis & Nancy King Quaintance

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Now Employee-Owned! After 28 years of operating one of the top-rated hotel and restaurant companies in the South, the founders of Quaintance-Weaver Restaurants and Hotels (QW) announced on November 17, 2016 that it is now 100% owned by its 600+ staff members. This makes QW one of only a few employee-owned restaurant and hotel companies in the entire country. Learn more.

The O.Henry Hotel is operated by Quaintance-Weaver Restaurants & Hotels. Mike Weaver and Dennis Quaintance formed Quaintance-Weaver Restaurants in April of 1988 and opened their first restaurant – Lucky 32 – in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1989. They started the company because they are good friends and wanted to be in business together, and because they believe that providing the services embodied in our mission will result in a successful company.

Dennis plays point with the operations of Quaintance-Weaver and Mike Weaver claims to be retired, but you can still see him doing positive things in so many parts of our community

The company has evolved over the years to become Quaintance-Weaver Restaurants & Hotels. The family now includes Lucky 32 in Cary, along with five businesses in Greensboro: Lucky 32, Green Valley Grill, O.Henry Hotel, Proximity Hotel, and Print Works Bistro.

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OUR MISSION:

To be of genuine service to our GuestsFellow Staff MembersOwners (who are solely QW staff members), and the Earth & Her People.

  1. Provide our guests with the highest quality food, drink and accommodations at a good value.
  2. Ensure that each guest receives prompt, friendly, attentive service by a well-trained service staff in a clean, comfortable, well-maintained environment that is warm and hospitable (pleasant acoustics, lighting, temperature and aroma).
  3. Offer an outstanding menu plus an impressive selection of specials in our restaurant’s and an outstanding array of gracious amenities in distinctive hotels.
  4. Provide employment that is rewarding and offers education and opportunity in a fair, diverse and inclusive environment.
  5. Generate profits that: a) afford compensation and benefits for those who contribute, and b) allow the company to grow.
    (QW is owned by the QW ESOP Trust, which exists solely to provide retirement benefits to QW staff members. We are 100% Employee Owned!)
  6. Consider sustainable practices in our social and physical worlds, with all of our decisions. (See our Sustainable Practices Initiative & Fairness Doctrine.)

Let’s all behave in ways consistent with these ideas.

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Quaintance-Weaver Restaurants & Hotels
324 West Wendover Avenue, Suite 320
Greensboro, NC 27408
Phone: 336-370-0966
Fax: 336-370-0965
www.qwrh.com