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What’s New at Belmond Charleston Place

Classic, timeless and steeped in history, Belmond Charleston Place never goes out of style. Considered one of the top luxury hotels in Charleston for almost 30 years, the hotel has remained current and relevant by updating and renovating to further our offerings for guests. As an ode to the everlasting tradition of Belmond Charleston Place, we have rounded up a list of the gorgeous renovations and convenient, new services that were ushered in with 2016.

Perhaps the most impressive update to the hotel is the completion of a $34 million, 3 year renovation of its 434 guest rooms. The renovation truly left no stone unturned, stripping each room down to its bare bones and replacing everything from the ground up. Fresh, new carpet and fully redesigned bathrooms round out the complete redo. The gorgeous rooms and suites reflect a dreamy, light and airy atmosphere coupled with sophisticated, Charleston elegance.

Exclusive, premier and also newly renovated, the Club Level at Belmond Charleston Place is the perfect space to unwind after a long day. Available by private access only, the cosmopolitan lounge is located on the top two floors of the hotel offering the best views of Charleston. A cozy velvet and leather banquette with velour and silk pillows invites you to sit back and relax while enjoying the all-day complimentary food and beverage service. Or, saddle up to the newly expanded bar for a cocktail served by the Club Level’s dedicated staff.

If official business calls you to Charleston, then you’ll want to take note of the sophisticated yet modern Belmond Boardroom. Warm and inviting, a custom-built 15-foot-mahogany conference table is surrounded by oversized, plush executive chairs. Hold your meeting amongst floods of natural light, all while overlooking historic King Street and the beautiful Art Deco Riviera Theater. This new, innovative space is just what the CEO ordered.

Fitness is often hard to maintain when traveling, so our Fitness Center underwent a refreshing update to make working out while away from home a seamless task. Doubling in size, the Fitness Center now includes all new, state-of-the-art equipment. The cardio room consists of exercise bikes, ellipticals and treadmills, including built-in televisions on each machine. Separate from the cardio equipment, the weight room is stocked with everything from free weights to foam rollers, with plenty of room for barre routines or floor exercises.
Belmond Charleston Place is located in the very heart of downtown Charleston, and within walking distance of all the major attractions, making the need for a car nonexistent. For those guests flying into Charleston, the travel process is now even easier with a convenient airport transportation system. Running from the hotel to the Charleston airport every half hour from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily, the shuttle is quick, easy and eliminates the worry of securing and parking a rental car.
Discover all of these new amenities on your next trip to Charleston by taking advantage of The Grand Reveal Package. Enjoy 20% off Club Level rooms and suites, a complimentary bottle of champagne and a $100 credit to be spent at The Spa at Belmond Charleston Place, or any of the hotel’s dining options, for travel now through May 31, 2016.

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A Community United

The sounds of Charleston during the summer time are unique and easily recognized by tourists and locals. You can often hear the distinct hum of cicadas, the clop, clop of horse’s hooves on the pavement as they carry tourists through the historic district of our beloved Holy City, and the ringing of church bells on almost every corner. However, on the night of June 17th, all those sounds seemed to stop. Nine innocent men and women were shot during their regular Wednesday night bible study at the historic Emanuel AME Church. The church lost their senior pastor, state senator Clementa C. Pinckney and nine families lost their loved ones. Would the Charleston community ever be the same?

Only time will tell but in the days after the tragedy, Charleston emerged as a strongly unified city. Grief and anger turned to love. The sounds of singing, prayer and encouragement filled the air. The community of Charleston had not backed down in fear; instead, they united in love, inspired to find ways to help those affected and make a change in our community.

Almost over night, more than 50 restaurateurs and beverage purveyors, under the direction of Mickey Bakst, General Manager of Charleston Grill, came together to donate food and beverage for a fundraising event for the families.

The event is already being described as unforgettable. Being held July 9th from 6:30-9:30pm in the Belmond Charleston Place Grand Ballroom, A Community United Event will donate 100% of the proceeds to the families of Emanuel AME. The event is also hosting an auction, available to supporters around the world. Beginning July 3rd at noon and ending July 9th at midnight, the more than 250 items are as varied as a VIP Grammy ticket package, 8-night Cape Town and Safari camp package and more than 100 pieces of art. Additional auction items will be available during the event. The evening will include music by The Mark Sterbank Group and the Lowcountry Voices gospel choir along with a program featuring Charleston and AME Church leaders. 100% of proceeds from the auction and the event will be donated directly to the nine families whose lives were forever changed that night.

Tickets for the event are $200 and can be purchased here.

If you are unable to attend the event, you can still support by participating in the auction online. All bids can be activated directly from your mobile phone.  View items and bid.

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Discover Belmond Offer

Come discover the city of Charleston with Belmond Charleston Place as your guide. As a celebration of Orient-Express Hotel’s new brand, Belmond, we are giving a special offer. Enjoy 15% off of our best available rate when you stay two nights or more, and experience our world-class service and luxury accommodations. Explore all that the historic Holy City has to offer and join us for a journey like no other.

Discover Belmond Offer Includes:
• Luxury accommodations
• 15% off our Best Available Rate
• Complimentary wireless internet access
• Daily newspaper
Rates: From $238 per room, per night.  Book Online > 

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