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Charleston Bridge Area Might Get 3 New Hotels

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July 22, 2008

By Prentiss Findlay – The Post and Courier

A $56 million multi-hotel project being proposed for Mount Pleasant could bring three lodgings with a combined 385 rooms to an area between Patriots Point and the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, a developer said Monday.

The first of the hotels — a six-story, $26 million Marriott SpringHill Suites — is set to open in the spring of 2010. Plans call for 157 guest suites, 5,000 square feet of meeting space and a rooftop bar, said Sam Fowler, founder and managing member of Fowler Hospitality LLC of Columbia.

“It’ll have a nice view of the harbor and the bridge,” Fowler said.

He said two other proposed hotels with a total of 228 rooms would be housed in an adjacent seven-story building projected for completion in spring 2011. Fowler has not yet lined up franchise deals for those projects,but said he expects the SpringHill Suites would be the more upscale of the three.

The site of the project is a roughly eight-acre tract on the north side of Patriot’s Point Boulevard and east of Wingo Way Extension. The town’s Planning Commission is scheduled to consider an “impact assessment” for the development Wednesday.

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