New Hotel Opens in Charleston’s Historic District

by Kristy Tolley
Emeline, a new luxury boutique hotel, offers charming accommodations and experiences, including a courtyard, restaurant, coffee shop and signature retail concept.

Situated conveniently in Charleston’s historic downtown district, Emeline brings a fresh and original luxury destination to the Holy City. Every space was thoughtfully curated with warmth and style. Emeline features 212 all-king rooms, a new restaurant, coffee shop, multiple living rooms, a garden-esque courtyard, thoughtfully curated retail and much more.

 

Emeline Hotel outdoor dining patio

Emeline Hotel outdoor dining patio

 

Nestled among cobblestone streets and brightly colored row houses, Emeline boasts design elements that were inspired by Charleston’s flora and fauna, as well as its heritage as a port city. Upon arrival, guests will feel right at home as they peruse alluring niches that unveil local artisans or enjoy the Archives, a place in which to explore artifacts of days gone by while taking in the hotel.

Emeline offers gracious accommodations, as more than half of its guest rooms are suites. Guest rooms include The Atelier, a one-bedroom king, The Corner Suite, with multiple views of historic Charleston and The Maisonette, which offers a bi-level suite with courtyard views.

 

Emeline Hotel Socialite Suite

Emeline Hotel Socialite Suite

 

Emeline also features a new culinary experience with Frannie & The Fox. Chef Tim Morton delivers a menu comprised of sharable and approachable dishes that will delight guests with wood-fired regional ingredients showcasing Italian sensibilities. The restaurant offer effortless, sincere service in an indoor and outdoor courtyard setting. Frannie & The Fox is a sister restaurant to the iconic Hank’s Seafood Restaurant.

Guests will also enjoy  Clerks Coffee Co., a vibrant café experience featuring convenient, street-level access for grab-and-go drinks and space to work remotely in a cozy atmosphere or settle in with a good book.

 

Emeline Hotel lobby shops

Emeline Hotel lobby shops

 

Peruse Emiline’s retail offering, Keep Shop. The store features over 40 local makers and artists who have designed exclusive and one-of-a-kind products. The result is a vibrant, ever-changing mix of distinctive gifts, accessories, home goods and print media. This includes custom ceramics from Susan Gregory, Emeline-scented candles and room mist, a must-see map from 42 Pressed, J Stark leather goods and twill overnights inspired by Emeline.

 

Emeline Hotel Frannie and The Fox

Emeline Hotel Frannie and The Fox

 

The hotel’s courtyard and greenhouse are expansive outdoor living spaces, offering an open-air area with a lush and gardenesque vibe for meditative musing. Both are perfect for any special occasion and are part of the more than 13,000 square feet of total event space. Emeline caters to weddings, meetings and gatherings with up to 350 attendees. Groups can choose from 10 meeting spaces as well as Hank’s Social Hall, Emeline’s neighbor and event partner.

 

Emeline hotel lobby

Emeline hotel lobby

 

Amenities include The Nooks, which offer complimentary sparkling, chilled and ambient water stations on each floor, a fitness center featuring Fitness on Demand classes and a Peloton bike, complimentary Wi-Fi, valet service, custom Emeline house bikes to explore nearby points of interest and in-room dining by Frannie & The Fox. Emeline is also pet friendly, and guests can expect complimentary CBD or regular treats as well as a custom dog mat and bowls during their stay. For exploring, the hotel offers custom Charleston Wildsam Field Guides, imagined by Emeline along with the team’s knowledgeable concierges, to guide each guest along the way.

Call your AAA Travel Agent at 800-398-0739 or visit AAA.com/Travel to book your stay at Emiline!

(Go Magazine August 2020)

 

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