Hilton Head’s Metropolitan Hotel Sold


DSC_0263New owners of the Metropolitan Hotel and its dilapidated annex on Hilton Head Island have an “aggressive” plan renovate and reopen both this year, according to the developers and town officials.

The plans include opening the main Metropolitan building as summer housing for exchange students and renovating the annex to open new a franchised hotel within the next three months, new owners Hari and Sam Johl said Tuesday. The Johls own more than 20 hotels around the country and have been eyeing the struggling Metropolitan property for more than two years, Hari Johl said.

After six months of negotiations with then-owner Remo Polselli, the cousins purchased the property and took over management last week, Hari Johl said. He would not say how much they agreed to paid for the property.

On Tuesday, the Johls presented their plans for the hotel and annex to the Town of Hilton Head Island’s Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals, which had been set to decide whether the long-neglected annex should be demolished. Town inspector Bob Klein declared the annex a safety risk to the public in August, citing the building’s sagging roof, exposed wires and loose guardrails.

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