Ansonborough Inn Will be Reimagined as The Ansonborough Charleston to Bring Old World Charm and Modern Comfort to Charleston’s Historic District
CHARLESTON, S.C. (December 14, 2023) – Ansonborough Inn, a AAA Four Diamond hotel tucked away in the heart of Charleston’s historic downtown district, today announced that it is undergoing an extensive renovation and repositioning set to relaunch as The Ansonborough Charleston in spring 2024. Drawing from the hotel’s natural exuberance and wonders of what was once Charles Town, The Ansonborough Charleston will stand as an homage to the city’s rich history, proudly embodying the vibrant spirit of Charleston’s oldest neighborhood.
Developed by Continental Hospitality Group and managed by Wright Investments, Inc., the boutique 45-room property will feature revitalized indoor and outdoor spaces, including an expanded neighborhood bar and lounge offering artisanal cocktails, beers, wines and light bites and a new beautiful rooftop garden with generous open seating areas appointed with local plant life and fireplaces perfect for guests and small social gatherings. Moreover, the property will boast a “Poker Room” discreetly nestled beyond a secret bookcase enclave – paying homage to the lore that Lord Anson became the rightful owner of the Ansonborough neighborhood after winning a high-profile poker game.
“We love the Ansonborough neighborhood and community and are honored to have the opportunity to augment downtown Charleston’s rich tapestry of culture, history and experiential elements. It was imperative that we pay homage to the hotel’s historic roots infusing a sense of continuity that transcends eras and trends,” said Larry Wright Jr., president and CEO of Wright Investments, Inc. “The reimagination will strike a balance between historical reverence and contemporary allure, and the captivating heritage of the Ansonborough district.”
Complete with a genuine invitation to explore and experience the heart of Charleston, the new Ansonborough Charleston will foster a sense of belonging from the moment guests arrive. Built as a three-story stationer’s warehouse circa 1901, guest rooms are vast and spacious offering 450 to 750 square feet of comfort. Lined with palmettos, crepe myrtles and local flora and outfitted with exposed heart pine beams, local fire red brick, historic antiques and a vast collection of original artwork, the hotel’s storied past will echo throughout the renovation, balancing historic and timeless charm with its updated elegance and modern comfort.
According to Adam Valente, president of Continental Hospitality Group, “the relaunched Ansonborough brings a unique experience to the discerning Charleston traveler, especially those seeking to discover the most valuable of Charleston’s historical, art, culinary, and cultural treasures. Our guest promise is to provide a first-class luxury inn and an authentically Charleston cultural experience throughout their stay.”
“We’ve brought together an inimitable cast of collaborators to create a one-of-a-kind hospitality experience where the building’s historic characteristics will be preserved while simultaneously providing fresh aesthetics and enhanced amenities and experiences,” said General Manager Carrie Huston. “With a fusion of refined sophistication and approachable warmth, this reimagination has been designed to resonate with younger generations seeking an authentic, immersive Charleston experience.”
The hotel will remain open throughout the renovation and debut to guests as The Ansonborough Charleston in spring 2024. For more information and for reservations, please visit www.ansonboroughinn.com.