The Concrete Countertop Institute is proud to offer excellent training in beautiful Raleigh, NC as well as at CCI Canada in London, ON. We look forward to welcoming you!
At all training classes, continental breakfast, hot lunch and snacks are provided each day.
Classes run 8:30am to 5:30pm each day.
Students should wear work clothes, but they do not need to bring any equipment. All equipment, materials and safety gear are provided.
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Raleigh, NC Information
Getting to Raleigh
CCI’s headquarters, R&D facility and U.S. training location is:
2810-5C Yonkers Rd
Raleigh, NC 27604
Students traveling by air may fly into Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) and rent a car. The airport is 13 miles, or about 23 minutes, from the recommended hotel.
If you do not wish to rent a car, take a taxi or Uber to the hotel. A taxi from the airport to the hotel should cost about $40. On the first morning of class, you will likely find several CCI students in the lobby at 8:00 and can coordinate carpooling, or take a taxi or Uber that first morning and coordinate carpooling after that.
The recommended hotel is located in the heart of downtown Raleigh amidst a vibrant scene of restaurants, bars, museums and art galleries.
The Holiday Inn is located just 4.5 miles from the training facility and 13 miles from the airport. The CCI room rate is an extremely affordable $87 per night, and includes free internet. Students are provided with a link to make reservations at the discounted rate.
320 Hillsborough St.
Raleigh, NC 27603
The photo shows a view of the circular hotel behind the popular Flying Saucer bar and restaurant, described below.
Things to Do
We highly recommend the famous Flying Saucer Restaurant (just across the street from the hotel) that features over 80 beers on tap, 200 beers on the menu, and we guarantee you’ll love the wait staff.
The hotel is walking distance from all downtown attractions. You will love downtown Raleigh! There are over 90 restaurants, clubs and entertainment venues within blocks of the hotel. You are in the middle of it all with complimentary parking.
Within walking distance:
Glenwood South Entertainment District http://downtownraleigh.liveworkplay.com/maps/63
Fayetteville Street District http://downtownraleigh.liveworkplay.com/maps/14
Free downtown circulator bus, the R Line www.godowntownraleigh.com/get-around/r-line
Raleigh State Capitol Building www.ncgov.com
NC Museum of Natural Sciences www.naturalsciences.org
NC Museum of History ncmuseumofhistory.org
Raleigh Convention Center www.raleighconvention.com
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts www.dukeenergycenterraleigh.com
Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau www.visitraleigh.com
City Market www.citymarketraleigh.com
IMAX Theater www.imaxraleigh.org
A quick drive:
London, ON Information
Getting to London
CCI Canada is hosted by Brett Carragher of Exclusive Concrete, CCI alumnus from October 2013 and co-trainer, at his shop:
4-28 Micro Court
London, ON N6E 2T5
Students traveling by air may fly into London International Airport (YXU) and rent a car. The airport is 18 km, or about 21 minutes, from the recommended hotel.
If you do not wish to rent a car, take a taxi or Uber to the hotel. On the first morning of class, you will likely find several CCI students in the lobby at 8:00 and can coordinate carpooling, or take a taxi or Uber that first morning and coordinate carpooling after that.
Our London, ON hotel is conveniently located only 2 km from the shop and offers an affordable $110 CAD including free hot breakfast, free parking and free wi-fi for hotel loyalty program members. Many popular restaurants are located within minutes of the hotel.
Staybridge Suites London
824 Exeter Road
London, ON N6E 1L5
We have a special rate of $109.99 (CAD) per night. You must make your reservations at least 1 month ahead in order to get guaranteed availability at this special rate. Call the hotel directly at 519-649-4500 and ask them for the Concrete Countertop Institute rate.