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Downtown Sees Potential Of A 16% Increase in Hotel Room Inventory

The Post and Courier’s Allison Prang offers a timely article on a big slug of potential hotel room inventory looming of some 760 rooms.  Too many?  The city will study supply and demand as the city considers a moratorium on new zoning applications through the rest of 2016…

Restoration Hotel and Gadsden House Top Event Ranking Site

Two downtown CHS hotels – The Restoration and The Gadsden House – are among the nation’s top 100 hottest newcomers of The Venue Report, a website oriented to wedding and event planners.  Allison Prang of The Post and Courier has the brief article here.

New Hotels Reserving Space in CHS

Allison Prang of The Post and Courier has a brief article updating us on two new hotels springing up around CHS, including:

  • A 126-room Cambria Hotel and Suites at Hwy 61 and Ripley Point Drive in West Ashley, near the world famous (!) Ripley Point Yacht Club and the Residence Inn and Spring Hill Suites; and,
  • A 100-room upscale Tribute Portfolio hotel, a Starwood flag, at the Gadsdenboro Park development adjacent to the 25 Calhoun office building and across from the SC Aquarium and city parking deck.

Belmond Charleston Place Hotel Completes $34M Renovation

At 434 rooms, its the city’s largest hotel, but at 30 years old, it was admittedly “dated”, and now every room got a top-to-bottom overhaul, totaling some $34M, and over two years, all according to a recent article in The Post and Courier from Allison Prang.  Another $3M in renovations to the meeting rooms, lobby and the spa are planned over the next year.

Travel and Leisure Ranks CHS #2 In World

After ranking as the #1 city in the U.S. and Canada in T+L’s World’s Best Awards – for the third straight year – readers of T+L voted CHS the #2 “Destination of the Year” award, behind only Nashville, TN.  Allison Prang has the announcement here for The Post and Courier.

N CHS Holiday Inn Re-Flagged as DoubleTree by Hilton

The former Holiday Inn adjacent to the Tanger Outlets in N CHS has been re-flagged to a DoubleTree by Hilton after a $4M renovation.  It is owned by Lowcountry Hotels which also owns the Hilton Garden Inn at Tanger, along with the Ansonborough Inn downtown and is developing a Staybridge Suites in Mount Pleasant.  Allison Prang has the story here for The Post and Courier.

Old Marriott Will Be…The New Marriott

The N CHS hotel that was the Marriott three decades ago will undergo an extensive renovation and re-open as a new(er) Marriott this summer.  JHM Hotels out of Greenville bought the hotel that later became a Hilton and most recently a Sheraton and currently the independent Charleston Plaza, bought the property for about $5.9M in mid 2014.  JHM also owns the Marriott and the Courtyard by Marriott, both downtown.  The Post and Courier’s Allison Prang has the story here.

June Opening for New Patriots Point Hotel

The Beach Club, a 92-room waterfront hotel with a “residential feel” and adjacent a full-service marina will open in June.  Average nightly rates are projected to hit $400 in the high season and $200 in off-season.  The Post and Courier’s Allison Prang has the update here.

City’s New Spectator Hotel Top 10 in USA Today Poll

The Spectator, a 41-room boutique hotel in downtown CHS came in 7th place in USA Today’s top rankings for the country’s best new hotels.  Allison Prang has the article here for The Post and Courier.

$15M Expansion to The Restoration Hotel Opening in December

Ranked 38th in the world by Conde Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice Awards, the newly expanded Restoration on King is set to open, adding 34 rooms.  Allison Prang has the announcement here for The Post and Courier.