Featured, Wellness

Ways to Wellness at Belmond Charleston Place

The start of the new year is the perfect time to bid farewell to old habits and welcome new resolutions. Whether you set out to discover more of your corner of the world, get into shape, or adopt healthier eating habits, your journey to a new lifestyle doesn’t have to come to a halt while you travel. A stay at Belmond Charleston Place allows you to maintain optimal wellness; from state-of-the-art fitness equipment and personal training sessions to healthy dining options and savory mocktails, the hotel has plenty of healthy lifestyle options. Read on to discover how you can indulge in the good life while keeping true to your New Year resolutions. Stay Fit on the RoadFor the ultimate, calorie-burning workout, visit our fitness center. Equipped with a full range of free weights and the latest cardiovascular machines, including three Peloton bikes, boost your energy and stay in shape during your stay. Kick Start Your Personal Fitness PlanSet out on a wellness adventure and take in the majesty of the morning in the Holy City. In a city filled with such charm and character, the best way to explore is by foot. Walk the waterfront, do HITT exercises in the historic district or run over the famed Ravenel Bridge with a private guide. Discover Healthy Dining Options Charleston is known for its decadent Lowcountry dishes and Southern staples, but healthier options are available at our dining outlets. Start your morning at The Palmetto Cafe with fresh Green Juice or Kombucha, break for lunch at Meeting at Market to indulge in their crisp Cobb Salad, and end your evening with a delicious veg-forward entree from Charleston Grill’s Roots & Stems section. A third of the menu at this fine dining gem is currently vegan or vegetarian. Bask in Wellness at The SpaThere’s no better way to unwind and relax than with a restorative treatment at The Spa. Located on the fourth floor of the hotel, you’ll find our haven for beauty and wellness. Whether you choose to indulge in a full body massage, facial, body scrub, or hand and foot therapy, each treatment will help you rejuvenate the skin you’re in. Embark on a Self-Guided Walking Tour Just steps from the hotel, you’ll experience some of Charleston’s most coveted landmarks, museums, and the Historic City Market. A city best explored by foot, visit our concierge team to pick up a self-guided walking map that will take you by the Holy City’s iconic spots. Sip and Savor MocktailsWhether you’re participating in “dry January” or have simply resolved to cut alcohol from your lifestyle, visit the Thoroughbred Club or Charleston Grill for savory mocktails. The alcohol-free handcrafted drinks are the perfect way to indulge in great flavors among live music seven days a week. Slather on SunscreenLocated just steps from the horizon-edge swimming pool and Clocktower Terrace, you’ll discover sunscreen dispensers filled with SPF 30 available for our guests. Thanks to The Spa’s charitable initiative, I Will Reflect, the dispensers are located throughout the city and hotel and are free to use. Be sure to slather on sunscreen before you bask in Charleston’s vibrant sun. Indulge in ‘Me Time’Relax, disconnect, and slow your pace as you read our “Me Time” publication in the comforts of your spacious guest room. As you cozy up on the bed or reading nook, each page invites you to savor the moment, and indulge in that most prized possession: your time. This year, take time to explore all that the Lowcountry has to offer with a stay at our cosmopolitan retreat. Located at the very heart of downtown Charleston, in the historic district and within walking distance of all the major attractions, our hotel is the perfect base for a city adventure. Book your stay, and contact our masterful concierge team or spa staff to help organize your next wellness adventure.
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Arts & Culture, Discovery

The Shops 2020 Gift Guide

While the holiday season may look a little different this year, there’s no reason not to shop ‘til you drop (safely, of course!) and pick out gifts for those who mean the most. If there was ever a year to celebrate with something special, this is it. And The Shops at Belmond Charleston Place have something for everyone on your list, all in one place. For the Fashionista: Festive and fun, pick up a new frock from Kate Spade or add some sparkle to the season with new accessories from Tara Grinna. Get her excited about the travel to come with a new bathing suit from Everything but Water or outfit your mini-me in a jacquard dress from Pink Chicken, perfect for holiday family photos. For the Homebody: Cozy up with a Cool Nights pajama set from Soma Intimates. Paired with a sleep mask, it’s the perfect gift this season (and really, this year). Or give these fun, faux leather leggings and embellished slides, just as perfect to wear around the house as they are for a night out. Available at White House Black Market. For the Beauty Guru: We could all use a little self care and this beautiful hand cream set from L’Occitane or this body mist from Green Biotics Relaxation Collection will help relax and renew. For the Luxe Lover: There’s no better gift than an indulgent leather bag from Louis Vuitton or a sophisticated leather belt from Gucci. Or up her accessory game with fun, fur heels from Peserico or a chic and oh-so-classic bag from St. John. For the Jewelry Junkie: Timeless and simple enough to wear every day, give a charm bracelet from Pandora. Or add a pop of color to her jewelry with these beautiful earrings from Chico’s, that can be dressed up or down. For the Dapper Dad: We can’t forget about the men in our life! Spruce up his go to loafers with a new pair of genuine leather boat shoes from Sperry. Paired with classic shades from Sunglass Hut and a new shirt from Tommy Bahama in a festive color and he’s ready for the new year. For the Home: Since we’re all spending more time at home, give a gift the whole family will love like this beautiful vintage botanical puzzle from Lou Lou. Dress up your walls with a striking piece of art from Mary Martin. Know someone missing Charleston? The Charleston Interior’s book from The Belmond Boutique would make a fitting gift. Visit us downtown and shop at The Shops at Belmond Charleston Place to check off everyone on your list this holiday season. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for more information on holiday specials and deals.
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Arts & Culture, Discovery, Featured, Sip & Savor

Holidays in the Holy City

Whether basking in the blissful temperatures or indulging in centuries-old traditions, Charleston is a magical place during the holidays. Garlands adorn Antebellum mansions. Magnolia wreaths flank wrought-iron gates. Twinkling lights wrap the trunks of Palmetto trees. From holiday markets to special menus featuring the finest Lowcountry cuisine, there’s never been a better time to Celebrate in Charleston.                                                  Timeless Traditions A living history museum, Charleston embraces the holiday season with a reverent look towards the past. Tour the festively decorated Edmondston-Alston House by candlelight, warm up in the courtyard with a glass of hot cider as carolers sing, then listen to a local storyteller perform Gullah Christmas stories at Christmas on the Battery. Or set out with a private guide to Magnolia Plantation or Middleton Place. Torch-lit gardens beckon guests to warm up fireside while yuletide traditions and 18-century reenactments celebrate the sights and sounds of the Lowcountry.                                                 Holiday Comforts Treasured family recipes are the touchstones of holiday traditions and Charleston’s rich culinary history is on display during the holiday season. Gather friends and family around the table for a delicious feast at one of the city’s best restaurants, Charleston Grill or The Palmetto Cafe, where guests can find special menus for the holidays. Or sip a hot toddy by one of our outdoor fire pits while nibbling on holiday themed cookies.                                                 All the Trimmings Home to luxury brands, boutique shops and local favorites, give the gift of Charleston this season. Steps from our guest rooms, explore The Shops at Belmond Charleston Place, with gifts for men, women, children and home. Or walk out our doors and onto King Street, considered to be one of the finest shopping districts in the country.                                                 Festive Moments Bring your family together for an unforgettable celebration in an unprecedented year. It’s an invitation to come together and reconnect with loved ones, enjoy the salty sea air and create new memories together. From holiday décor in your suite to special family photos with a professional photographer, mark the occasion in grand style. Holiday Headquarters There’s perhaps no better time to escape to Charleston. Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted with twinkling Christmas trees, grand wreaths and rows upon row of garland in our lobby. Step into our courtyard garden and by wowed by the magnificent 40-foot lighted Christmas tree that towers over the Market Street Circle fountain. Take part in cherished holiday traditions and embrace the spirit of the season in charming Charleston. To learn more about our offerings, click here.
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