Belmond Charleston Place – Sumptuous Southern Luxury

“Good afternoon, and welcome to the Charleston Place.” Spoken with a dazzling smile, these effusive words of greeting illuminate the southern hospitality that repeatedly earns Charleston top place for friendliest city in America, as chosen by Condé Nast. And the Belmond Charleston Place exemplifies this southern charm.

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Guests sweep around the circular drive, and are immediately welcomed by staff. A double Grand Staircase in the lobby wraps around a chandelier made of hand blown glass. The effect is nothing short of stunning, leaving even the most well-seasoned luxury traveler thoroughly impressed.

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The rooms and amenities uphold the standard of luxury as presented upon entrance.

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Check in to one of the Club Rooms and gain access to the private Club Level lounge. Perks include breakfast and afternoon tea, as well as cocktails, wine, hors d’oeuvres and dessert in the evenings. Complimentary beverages are also available throughout the day.

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For those craving more than light snacks, the hotel offers dining options to rival any restaurant in town. Charleston is known as the culinary capital of the South, so standards are high and the diners discerning.

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The breakfast, lunch and brunch hours are served by The Palmetto Cafe, the gorgeously designed garden-style restaurant. The Charleston Grill combines soothing jazz music with classic lowcountry dishes, and has earned the AAA four diamond award for its quality. Enjoy lighter fare and libations at the Thoroughbred Club in the lobby, and be entertained by live music as the night continues.

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No luxury experience is complete without a spa – The Spa at Belmond Charleston Place offers world-class treatments in a world-class setting. Indulge in a Magnolia Blossom Body Scrub or choose from the variety of massages, skin treatments, waxing and treatment packages. Designed as a center for calm, the full spa menu is sure to have something to delight. And don’t forget to take advantage of that indoor pool as well.

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And if Charleston is famous for one thing outside its cooking, it’s for the shopping. Again, the hotel steps in to keep their guests’ every whim satisfied. The Shops at Belmond Charleston Place includes vendors such as Tommy Bahama, White House/Black Market, St. John and even Gucci. The full list of shops consists of more than 20 names, falling under the directories of clothing, accessories, home, health and beauty, gifts, food and travel.

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Truly, once a guest arrives, there’s hardly a reason to leave. And given the quality of the experience, one would hardly ever want to.

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Belmond Charleston Place 205 Meeting Street Charleston South Carolina 29401 Tel: +1 843 722 4900 Email: info.cph@belmond.com Website: www.belmond.com/charleston-place

 

Amy Lynne Hayes

Amy Lynne Hayes is a freelance writer and designer best known for her absolute refusal to stay in one place for very long. After studying art and design in Orlando, London and Paris, and working for a boutique design firm in Melbourne, Australia, Amy focused her attention on her first passion: travel. Her blog, Créatrice Mondial, means “global creator” - the perfect description. She recently set up home base is Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where she can usually be foundsipping wine on her balcony, dreaming up her next great adventure.