Plans for a hotel key to the Pinehurst Resort’s in Pinehurst North Carolina new role as an anchor site for the U.S. Open and other golfing championships have cleared the first phase of the village’s approval process. The 64,000 sf resort is planned off of Carolina Vista Drive. The project with the working title The Lodge at Pinehurst will contain 34 rooms, including some suites, lobby, meeting spaces, locker room, fitness area and bar. It’s scheduled to be finished by the end of 2023, in time for the next U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 in 2024. The hotel is being designed by Cooper Carry Architects. Tom Pashley is president of the Pinehurst Resort.