Crowne Plaza opens at airport in Charleston, South Carolina

NORTH CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA Interstate Hotels & Resorts has opened and is managing the newly reflagged 166-key Crowne Plaza Charleston Airport Convention Center.

The hotel has completed a US$13 million renovation to become the first Crowne Plaza-branded hotel in Charleston. The hotel is owned by Barclay Hospitality Services Inc., a subsidiary of Inland American Lodging Group Inc.

“This brings to 12 the number of hotels we now manage for Inland, and we consider this contract a gratifying vote of confidence in our ability to continue generating superior returns for them,” says Interstate CEO Tom Hewitt. “We look forward to building on our relationship with Inland with additional developments in the future.”

The five-story Crowne Plaza is convenient to the Performing Arts Center, Charleston Convention Center and Tanger outlets. The hotel also is a short distance from Charleston’s beautiful beaches, world-class golf, historic homes and plantations.

The property features complimentary airport shuttle service to nearby Charleston International Airport, more than 5,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space, an outdoor pool, Precor Fitness Center and onsite Sweetgrass Restaurant & Porch.

“Interstate has in-depth expertise in repositioning hotels,” says Leslie Ng, Interstate’s chief investment officer. “We believe the Crowne Plaza brand will perform well in this market and this location.”