The Hotel Bennett in on historic Marion Square in Charleston, S.C., will open in fall 2017. Two decades in development, the upscale hotel will have 179 guest rooms, a signature two-tiered restaurant with terraces overlooking the square, several bars and lounges, a rooftop pool with cabanas and a bar, a luxury spa, and a French patisserie.
"The hotel is being constructed with the same classical character and quality as buildings from over a century ago," said Michael Bennett, the hotel's owner and founder of the Bennett Hospitality Co. "To complement the city's architectural heritage, we are using the best materials, including beautiful limestone, marble, bronze, and copper. Hotel Bennett will be viewed as one of the city's enduring landmarks -- when it opens and 100 years from now." The property is the latest in Bennett Hospitality's expanding portfolio of hotels, restaurants, and other venues -- including the 935-seat Charleston Music Hall -- that have helped transform King Street into a happening entertainment district.
"We are thrilled that Michael Bennett is building this world-class hotel, which is incredibly important to the Charleston community," said Helen Hill, CEO of the Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. "He enjoys a stellar reputation and is acknowledged as a visionary. The property will further enhance Charleston's history of gracious hospitality and fine accommodations, as well as provide a gathering place for the local community."
The amount of meeting space at the hotel has yet to be determined.