A new hotel brand with apartment-style rooms says it will open its first location in the Charleston area this spring.
based in North Carolina stayAPT suites opens in North Charleston in late spring 2022.
The chain is adding hotels pretty quickly in Palmetto state. One is already open, one is taking reservations, and three more are in the works, including the North Charleston property under construction on Blue House Road.
In March, the brand opened its first South Carolina location, a 50-unit hotel in Greer, opposite the automaker BMW‘s upstate factory. The property was one of the first five StayAPT hotels to open.
Another upstate property in Greenville is offering bookings for November 15th and later.
A third stay for APT Suites in South Carolina is scheduled to open in Rock Hill in January. The company positioned this location near the newly emerging practice facility in the area for the NFL‘S Carolina Panthers.
The North Charleston location is one of eight properties under construction in July, according to the hotel chain. The others were in Montgomery and Huntsville, Ala .; La Grange, Georgia; Charlotte and Tallahassee, Florida. Two are being built in the San Antonio area.
Overall, the company expects to have opened more than 25 stayAPT hotels by the end of 2022.
The Lowcountry location will be nearby Trident Medical Center and Charleston Southern University.
The guest rooms are around 500 square meters on average and have a large eat-in kitchen, living area and separate bedroom. The hotel will also have a courtyard, BBQ area and fire pit.
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After North Charleston, stayAPT will have a fifth hotel in South Carolina in Columbia.
The Dewberry Hotel on Meeting Street is a finalist in several categories of Historic Hotels of America’s annual awards. File / employee
Historic hotel honors
A couple of homes in downtown Charleston are in the latest round of awards from Historic Hotels in America, a National Trust for Historic Preservation Program that recognizes and promotes historic accommodations across the country.
The BlackberryOpened in 2016 but housed in a historic building – a former mid-century modern federal office completed in 1965 – was nominated for Best Historic Hotel in the 200-room category. It has also been called the “sustainability champion.”
John Dewberry, Owner of The Dewberry and President of the Dewberry Group, is a finalist for Hotelier of the Year award.
The almost centenarian Francis Marion Hotel above Marion place from The Dewberry was nominated as the best historic hotel in the country with more than 200 guest rooms. The property originally opened on King Street in 1924. owner Stephen Dopp was awarded an honorary service for the honorary period by the group in 2019.
The 234-room Dewberry and Francis Marion are the city center’s premier historic hotel. the Westin Poinsett downtown Greenville is also a contender in that category.
In the “Legendary Family” category – an award that recognizes families with a legacy of historic hospitality – the Widmans of Charleston were named finalists. Richard Widman Founded Charming inns 1982. The group comprises four hotels in the historic district of Charleston and a restaurant, Around 1882.
The winners of this year’s awards will be announced at a gala in November The American Club Resort Hotel, which originally opened in Kohler, Wisconsin in 1918.