ORLANDO, FLA. – Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. announces the opening of Liberty Place Charleston by Hilton Club in Charleston, South Carolina, near the site where the iconic Liberty Tree once stood. Celebrating the best of classic and contemporary, this elegant 100-unit resort is HGV’s first property in historic Charleston. Radiating a sophisticated cultural design, the resort strikes the right balance between upscale and inviting and is a welcome addition to the historic neighborhood’s landmarks, rich culture and culinary scene.
“We’re thrilled to expand our diverse portfolio into the vibrant and remarkable city of Charleston with Liberty Place Charleston by Hilton Club,” said Mark Wang, president and CEO of Hilton Grand Vacations. “Charleston is one of the most sought-after drive-to destinations in the U.S., and we’re proud to provide our owners and guests with a luxury resort in the heart of this timeless, low country city.”
Liberty Place embodies the spirit of Charleston’s rich history and southern hospitality. Located near the approximate location of the iconic Liberty Tree, where the Declaration of Independence was first read to the city’s citizens, the resort is meticulously designed to offer an inviting vibe for visitors to discover the serene courtyard or historic Vestige Walls on the north side of the property, while still providing privacy for owners and guests.
Carefully curated design elements throughout the resort give a nod to the historical significance of the property. The boutique-style lounge features an original light fixture in the shape of an organic tree branch with 13 lights to represent the 13 original colonies and a brass live oak tree replica of the Liberty Tree is mounted in the entryway.
The attention to detail continues in well-appointed studios and one-and two-bedroom suites. Premier units include balconies, and suites offer full kitchens and separate living areas.
Liberty Place is HGV’s fifth property developed in collaboration with South Carolina-based Strand Capital Group, LLC.
“The opening of Liberty Place Charleston by Hilton Club is a milestone to be celebrated,” said Loyd Daniel, managing partner of Strand Capital Group. “We are pleased to continue to work with the entire Hilton Grand Vacations team and look forward to entering the Charleston market together.”
In line with HGV’s commitment to incorporating the local essence in each property, the company worked with the Columbia, S.C.-based architecture and design firm Garvin Design Group to harness the historical elements of Charleston and add a stylish flair. HGV and Garvin Design Group have worked on nine projects together, earning several project design accolades.
“With the abundance of history that permeates throughout Charleston, we aspired to build a bridge between visitors and residents living right next door,” said Mark Timbes, a principal of Garvin Design Group. “This location was once a rallying point for residents, and the symbolism of a creating a public gathering point was not lost on us in the design process. The fact that we’ve been able to take a private property and give it back to the neighborhood is very important.”
Resort amenities include a public lobby bar, owners’ lounge, fitness center and grab-and-go market.
Positioned within walking distance of the South Carolina Aquarium, The Battery and plentiful dining, shopping and entertainment options, Liberty Place is a picture-perfect base from which to explore the quintessential city of Charleston.