Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel Unveils Fresh New Design

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Discover Business Unusual and Rich Charleston History Through New Hotel Design

CHARLESTON, S.C., June 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Located in the historic heart of Charleston at the corner of Wentworth Street and King Street, the newly reimagined Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotelis something to behold. Designed by P3 Design Collective, the hotel boasts 162 home-inspired guest rooms, 4 luxurious suites, 5 creative meeting and event spaces, an energizing fitness center and outdoor saltwater pool and a quintessentially Southern lobby.

“The ideas behind the redesign were very much based on the characteristics of Charleston and the South, mixed with charm and lure, so that guests might unwind during a business trip or socialize as a local,” said Paula Benesch of P3 Design Collective. “The comfortably cool atmosphere of the Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel speaks to the independent and adventure-seeking guests.”

The newly transformed boutique hotel incorporates classic Charleston elements, with its antique brass lion head doorknockers, Haint Blue porch ceilings and gardens that bloom with fragrant magnolias. A revolving gallery wall features works from local artists.

The updated guest rooms evoke a familiar nostalgia that complements that of the city of Charleston, even for first time visitors. More than just a place to lay your head, each room is decorated with a mix of modern and vintage pieces collected over time as well as local finds one might discover on famous King Street.

“We are thrilled to invite guests into the redesigned Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel to have them experience our fresh new look and feel,” said General Manager Brian Wander. “The new features, local art, and overall design speak so highly of our hotel’s emphasis on Southern hospitality and tradition while also fitting in to the charming city around us. While we’ve updated a lot of the hotel through this redesign, this hotel is still rooted in history.”

Owned and operated by Chris Adams and Thaddeus Keefe, of international hospitality firm Ellis Adams Group, 1KEPT, the hotel’s new restaurant and bar concept, features a dining room and a full lounge and bar, plus a beer garden and front patio. The menu features New Southern flavors while incorporating sustainable seafood and hyper-locally sourced ingredients. 1KEPT opened in June 2017.

Outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment, the fitness center is designed to inspire and energize hotel guests. Beyond the fitness center is the outdoor saltwater pool, where visitors can extend their workout routine or relax poolside under the Charleston sun.

For groups and special events, the Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel is one of the city’s most renowned small event destinations. The locally-inspired event spaces are the perfect setting for weddings and meetings.

For more information on the Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel or to book your next stay, visit the website and follow along on social on Instagram and Facebook.

About Renaissance Hotels: At Renaissance Hotels, It’s Business Unusual. Each of our 170 hotels, located in nearly 35 countries around the world, is unique and every stay offers unconventional programs that help business travelers discover rich, local experiences. We promise to feed the curiosity, fuel the imagination and excite the senses of our guests, who see their business trip as an exciting opportunity for new, interesting and sharable moments. We offer signature events in our lobbies, bars and lounges designed to showcase emerging talent in music, the arts, mixology, gastronomy and more. Renaissance Navigators are neighborhood experts who are ready to assist guests in discovering true local flavors and activities. R.E.N. Meetings offers groups an experience beyond a traditional meeting, rooted in creative sensory meeting design and custom-curated local Navigator excursions and networking events. At Renaissance Hotels, we strive to ensure that every trip is transformed into an eye-opening, unforgettable journey. Renaissance Hotels is proud to participate in the industry’s award-winning loyalty program, Marriott Rewards?, in which members can link accounts with Starwood Preferred Guest? and?The Ritz-Carlton Rewards??for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. To discover more visit www.renhotels.com. For upcoming events visit www.renhotels.com/events.

CONTACT: Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel
68 Wentworth Street Charleston South Carolina 29401 
+1-843-534-0300
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/chsbr-renaissance-charleston-historic-district-hotel/ 

Endless Beauty of Rutledge Avenue (Calhoun to Broad), Charleston, SC – Let’s Take a Walk Together

By Mark A. Leon
By Mark A. Leon

Attention on the peninsula of Charleston, South Carolina can often be difficult to get because there are so many signs of ageless beauty.? From spectacular architecture, to the rainbow of colors, Charleston offers a fruitful stimulus of the senses.? As we burst into springtime, we can all but smile as the blossoming flowers spread their petals and illuminate this city.

The homes are a vital part of our ambiance and their attention to detail, charm and uniqueness offer locals and tourists a walking tour of pleasure.? One stretch that offers an abundance of charm is Rutledge Avenue.? With historic 94 Rutledge, Cannon Park, Colonial Lake and the spectacle of homes and businesses, this stretch of road from Calhoun Street to Broad Street, is a walking parade of elegance and warmth.

Take a walk with us (wear something comfortable and bring a camera).? This is one mini parade of homes you do not want to miss.

94 Rutledge Avenue

94 Rutledge, the former home of Isaac Jenkins Mikell (I. Jenkins Mikell House) built in circa 1854 has been placed by The Preservation Society of Charleston

Pillars of Cannon Park

The pillars of Cannon Park are the remains of a convention center built in 1899.? In October 1981, a fire destroyed the building leaving the pillars behind.? Today, this beauty park is home to dog walking, yoga, picnics, weddings and festivals.

Cannon Park from the view on the pillar platform.

 

Quaint Postal Mailbox in the heart of the garden
Belvedere Home
Belvedere Home

 

Benches in the newly renovated Colonial Lake Park
Benches in the newly renovated Colonial Lake Park

 

Beautiful awning over the front entranceway
Beautiful awning over the front entrance way

 

Gorgeous Southern front porch with fans and rockers
Gorgeous Southern front porch with fans and rockers

 

Difficult to not want to smell the flowers reaching out through the fence.
Difficult to not want to smell the flowers reaching out through the fence.

 

One must admire the unique architectural designs of the homes
One must admire the unique architectural designs of the homes

 

Fences covered in foliage and trees giving off an ominous feel.
Fences covered in foliage and trees giving off an ominous feel.

 

This home offers a haunting and welcoming feel.
This home offers a haunting and welcoming feel.

 

Charming entrance way
Charming entrance way.

 

A very colonial feel
A very colonial feel.

 

Pineapple decor a part of all things Charleston.
Pineapple decor a part of all things Charleston.