The coming year will mark the 350th anniversary of the beautiful city of Charleston, and as the city prepares for its historic anniversary a new hotel is coming to the area.
While not in the downtown area, the new Courtyard by Marriott Charleston-North Charleston figures to be an attractive option for tourists and business travelers alike. The new hotel features a wide variety of amenities that the company hopes will help make them a leading option in an already crowded hospitality market.
The rooms at the hotel will feature hybrid zones for working and relaxing and a modern look which the company believes will appeal to a variety of clientele. Even before they get to their rooms, guests will be able to leave their bags on a "Luggage Drop" and go about their business, or plug into the "Tech Drop" to charge their electronic devices upon arrival. There is also a business library featuring the latest computer stations and printers.
"From day one, Courtyard has prided itself as a brand that listens to business travelers," said Janis Milham, senior vice president and global brand leader, Classic Select Brands. "Today's technology has changed how people travel. Our guests want a room that has purpose and flexibility that enables a seamless transition between relaxing and working. Courtyard is designed to offer them a relaxing and functional space to work the way they want to, when they want to."
By its location in North Charleston, the Courtyard hotel is close to the Charleston Area Convention Center and a short drive from the historic district. Perrin Lawson, deputy director of Explore Charleston, said the new hotels in the area are welcome additions to the community. Lawson said North Charleston is one of the "key partners" in the regional efforts to attract people to the area. In addition to the convention center Lawson said North Charleston is also home of the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center. The city is also home to a bustling business community.
"We've got a great mix of hotels, from ultra-luxury down to more value conscious hotels but if there's anything that we could use more of it would be full service hotels that cater to meetings and conventions," Lawson said.