Charleston's Hotel Bennett to Open in Fall 2017

This upscale hotel will include 179 guest rooms and suites, as well as event and meeting space

Hotel Bennett Lobby

The Hotel Bennett in Charleston, SC, is set to swing open its doors in fall 2017, overlooking historic Marion Square. Two decades in development, this upscale hotel will include 179 guest rooms and suites, a signature two-tiered restaurant with terraces overlooking the Square, stylish bars and lounges, a rooftop pool with cabanas and bar, a luxury spa, a French patisserie, and event and meeting space. 

"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 Company. "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."

In Charleston Magazine's recent "40 Movers and Shapers" feature, Bennett is referred to as not only the "door opener," but the "King of King Street." The hotel is the latest in Bennett Hospitality's expanding portfolio of hotels, restaurants, and other venues -- including the Charleston Music Hall -- that have helped transform King Street into a happening entertainment district.

Prominently located on Marion Square, the hotel once housed the west wing of The Citadel, South Carolina's Military Academy, and most recently was home to the Charleston Library. Today, Marion Square, the most famous green space in the city, serves as a central gathering location for world-class events, including the Charleston Wine + Food Festival and Charleston Fashion Week.

"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."