Davidson Hotels & Resorts, one of the nation's premier full-service hospitality management companies, announces the addition of King Charles Inn to its growing portfolio. Operated by Pivot Hotels & Resorts, Davidson's lifestyle and luxury vertical, the 91-room boutique hotel is centrally located in downtown Charleston's Historic District with convenient access to shopping on King Street and the city's celebrated dining and entertainment scene. Beginning in 2020, the property will undergo a transformation that will include renovations to all guestrooms and public spaces as well as a rebranding to support the elevated repositioning. This marks the second property in Charleston for Davidson, demonstrating the company's accelerated growth based on its agility, value creation and delivery of exceptional results.
Accommodations at King Charles Inn are the perfect combination of timeless and traditional comfort. Brimming with quintessential Charleston charm, elegance, and warmth, hotel amenities feature a la carte and daily bar service at BREW Pub & Café; an outdoor pool with sundeck and terrace; access to Pivotal Fitness, located adjacent to the hotel; a nightly evening reception with complimentary accoutrements and more.
"We are pleased to welcome the storied King Charles Inn to our portfolio as a vibrant, one-of-a-kind experience for travelers," says Davidson Hotels & Resorts President Thom Geshay. "With oversight of one of Charleston's most historic sites, we will embrace the property's rich history and leverage our management expertise towards an even brighter future."
Dating back to the early 19th century, the location at the corner of Meeting and Hasell Streets that now houses the King Charles Inn has been witness to countless moments in the iconic history of Charleston. Originally home to the Pavilion Hotel, built in the early 1800s, folklore states that Edgar Allen Poe spent weekends at the property during his service as a soldier at Fort Moultrie on nearby Sullivan's Island. According to legend, The Gold-Bug was written during one of Poe's overnight stays. To memorialize the prolific writer, the property offers an exclusive guided walking tour, highlighting local sites that inspired Poe's most enduring works and retraces his footsteps through alleys and graveyards.