New renderings show future upgrades for The Charleston Place under $150 million renovation project

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) — New renderings give a closer look at what the future of The Charleston Place will look like as a $150 million renovation project is underway at the hotel.

This week, Beemok Hospitality Collection (BHC), which owns The Charleston Place, announced the creation of its new in-house interior design studio, Atelier Kim. The founder and design principal, Jungsoo Kim, is a 20-year veteran of the luxury hospitality industry. She has worked on design projects at hotels including Ritz Carlton Shanghai, the Plaza Hotel in New York, and now The Charleston Place.

As part of the renovation project, there are plans to transform nearly every space of the hotel, including the entrance, guestrooms, the spa & fitness center, and food and beverage spaces.

Courtesy: Beemok Hospitality Collection (BHC)

The new changes will be completed in phases to limit disruptions for anyone visiting the hotel. BHC’s Vice President of Communications, Courtney Long, said the transformation will only enhance what The Charleston Place already offers to the community.

“When BHC purchased the Charleston Place in 2021, we made a commitment to reinvesting in this icon that the community knows and loves,” she said. “So while staying true to the historical integrity and the cultural relevancy and the classical architecture The Charleston Place is known for — we’re just really excited to give it that upgrade that it deserves.”

Earlier this month, work began on the hotel’s meeting and banquet spaces, which should reopen by mid-September. Then, in about a week, renovations will begin on the rooftop pool/pool deck. The area will be closed during that time, but leaders expect it to be back open by next Spring.

As for when upgrades will be complete, Long said there is not an exact date since construction is being done in phases. She said the entire project will likely take a few years, adding that the changes will be well worth it.

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Author: Erin Morgan