Avocet Hospitality to transform Vendue Inn into art-themed boutique hotel

George Sell By George Sell
21 February 2014 | Updated 21 February 2014

US: The Vendue Inn, in Charleston, South Carolina, has been transformed in to an art-themed property featuring the work of local artists.

Avocet Hospitality Group has teamed up with local artists Megan and Robert Lange of Robert Lange Studios, who will design and curate twooro three art exhibits at the hotel each year. Mary Martin Gallery will help select the artists to be featured.

"It's more of an exhibition space that happens to have hotel rooms rather than a hotel that displays art," said Avocet CEO Jon Weitz during a preview tour of the property.

Avocet began a $4.8 million renovation project in November to combine four historic properties that comprise the Vendue Inn, the Library Restaurant and the Rooftop Bar.

They have now been merged as one hotel and will feature an upscale restaurant, a lounge and a coffee shop on the first floor. The lobby has been expanded and will lead into a new 50-cover restaurant called The Drawing Room.

The Vendue will reopen in phases, and is scheduled to be fully open by May 1st.


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