Located in the heart of Charleston’s historic district, this 60,000 SF Inn is designed in 18th century urban French decor. The hotel features 50 elegantly appointed rooms and suites, some with working fireplaces, whirlpool tubs and private balconies overlooking renowned historic views. The property also includes 13,000 SF of retail space, a 5,000 SF restaurant, corporate meeting facilities and a public courtyard.

A circular stair of wrought iron, granite and mahogany provides the ultimate focal point and creates a gracious transition from the entry-level main lobby to the second floor guest check-in area. Emerging from a patterned stone floor of Boticino marble, Empress Verde marble, and Black Absoluto granite, the stair is designed to follow the curve of the rotunda and appear weightless, unsupported along its length. An invisible horizontal structural post supports the stair from the rotunda structure at mid span. Intertwining the balustrades are shaped and hammered ivy leaves of wrought iron. Above the stair, a large domed skylight filters natural light into the four-story atrium.

In the main lobby, columns, pilasters and capitals with dentil design and raised mahogany paneled wainscot surround the room in richness. The coffered ceiling provides a subtle subdivision of the larger lobby into the smaller intimate spaces. The guest rooms feature classically signed European bedrooms of raditional decor.

PROJECT NAME: The French Quarter Inn

LOCATION: Charleston, SC