Crowne Plaza Charleston Airport Convention Center Opens Following a $13 Million Conversion

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    IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) has announced the opening of the Crowne Plaza Charleston Airport Convention Center. After a $13 million conversion from a Quality Inn & Suites, the hotel features newly designed guestrooms and over 5,000 square feet of meeting space. The hotel features more than 5,000 square feet of meeting space, with an additional 5,500 square feet of outdoor function and event space. The space can be configured into as many as nine meeting rooms for smaller meetings.

    The Crowne Plaza Charleston Airport boasts 166 guestrooms, including four suites with a king bedroom, deep soaking tubs, floating glass showers, dual vanities and refrigerator. The hotel also features 14 junior suites perfect for the extended stay traveler with a granite wet bar, refrigerator, microwave, etc. Guests can take advantage of a variety of amenities, including complimentary wireless available in both guest rooms and public areas of the hotel, a Precor Fitness Center with cardio equipment for on-the-road workouts, a 24-hour Business Center and an outdoor pool.

    The hotel’s food and beverage offering includes the Sweetgrass Restaurant & Porch, a restaurant open seven days a week, serving regional cuisine, and the Sweetgrass lounge, which offers nightly beverages and a community table with multimedia connectivity to make catching up e-mail and work a breeze. Other amenities include onsite complimentary parking, complimentary airport shuttle service and a smoke-free facility.

    The five-story, 166-room hotel is owned by Inland American Lodging Advisor, Inc., which also owns two additional IHG properties, including the Holiday Inn Harmon Meadow Secaucus, NJ and the Holiday Inn Express Clearwater Gateway, FL. The hotel is managed by Interstate Hotels & Resorts, under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group.

    The only Crowne Plaza in the Charleston, SC area, the hotel is located at 4831 Tanger Outlet Boulevard near Charleston International Airport, Tanger Outlet Mall, the Charleston Convention Center and in close proximity to Interstate 26 and Highway 526, making it an easy commute to historic downtown and the islands right off the coast. Nearby businesses include Boeing, Federal Express, Hagemeyer, Life Cycle Engineering, Mead Westvaco, SAIC, US Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), Verizon and Vought Aircraft Industries.

    Daniel Fountain / 15.01.2011

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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