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  • Holiday Inn® Opens in the Heart of Historic Charleston, South Carolina

    Daniel Fountain
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    IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) announces the opening of the Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown, the area’s first new hotel development in over 10 years. Located two blocks away from the Charleston Visitor’s Center at 425 Meeting Street, and within a short walk of famous Market and King Streets, the brand new, five-story hotel blends contemporary luxury with traditional southern hospitality.The Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown has 120 rooms, including three full suites and 23 specialty rooms, all of which offer a private patio. The hotel, owned by Tara of Charleston LLC and managed by Tara Investments, is franchised by an affiliate of IHG. “We are delighted to be joining the Holiday Inn brand family in this great city”, said Jewel Oxner, vice-president of Sales and Marketing for Tara Investments. “Charleston is where history lives and memories are made. We look forward to welcoming both business and leisure guests, and providing them with the best service in Charleston. “

    The hotel design creates a familiar atmosphere that is warm, trend forward and comfortable. It features a natural, fresh colour palette punctuated by pops of energetic colours. Guest beds are made using crisp, white bedding with pillows that come in two comfort levels: “soft” and “firm.” And the bathrooms include a multifunctional showerhead, as well as a signature shower curtain with curved rod, and Bath & Body Works® amenities. In addition, each room has the standard Holiday Inn guestroom accommodations – comfortable double, queen or king-sized beds, a sitting area with a lounge chair, hairdryer, micro fridge, coffee maker, iron and ironing board.

    The design includes business-focused necessities such as an ergonomic workstation, data ports and complimentary USA TODAY® newspapers. Other amenities include free wireless Internet service throughout the hotel and in the area surrounding the heated outdoor pool. The hotel includes 2,109 square feet of meeting space, which can accommodate up to 150 people. In addition, the hotel includes a library and business centre featuring living-room style seating and a fitness centre with floor to ceiling windows.

    Guests of the Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown can enjoy The Meeting Room Restaurant and Tapas Bar, which features farm-to-table cuisine, signature cocktails and specially selected wines, all in a relaxing and elegant setting. Executive Chef Ramon Taimanglo offers a twist on tradition with American-inspired tapas prepared with local ingredients, offering something to suit every palette. In addition to serving dinner, The Meeting Room also offers the standard Holiday Inn Best-4-Breakfastâ menu.

    Daniel Fountain / 18.02.2013

    Editor, Hotel Designs

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