We're back with the next installment of favorite hotel highlights! I'm daydreaming of a midcentury mecca – The Dewberry in Charleston, SC. Previously a federal government building commissioned by JFK in the 60s, this swanky hotel is nestled right in the middle of Marion Square, a central spot in charming Charleston.
Last year, my husband and I planned a last-minute winter escape to Charleston. My daughter booked The Dewberry for us, and we couldn’t have been happier with our Southern home-away-from-home. Over the course of eight years, the boutique hotel was renovated by Atlanta developer John Dewberry, who envisioned a “Southern Reimagined™” space. The design honors the history and style of Charleston, but expertly mixes modern elements. It’s a totally unique approach to combine the past and present, and it’s so tastefully done.
In between leisurely wandering the beautiful streets of Charleston, we recharged in the hotel’s lounge space, nicknamed the Living Room. Guests can grab a drink from the gorgeous brass bar, enjoy a little live jazz, and soak up the midcentury design that’s weaved into every detail. We also loved Henrietta’s, the hotel’s delicious restaurant, that serves French-inspired Southern comfort food. We didn’t get a chance to check out the Tree House, but heard it’s lovely – it’s Henrietta’s quiet, private outdoor seating area with a table constructed from an old oak tree that used to stand on the property. Definitely on the list for our next visit.