Folly Beach hotel to close four days for renovations

Blu Restaurant at the Tides Hotel on Folly Beach

The Tides Hotel and Blu Restaurant and Bar on Folly Beach will close Monday, Jan. 9, through Jan. 12 for renovations and spring cleaning.

The 132-room oceanfront hotel and restaurant will reopen Jan. 13 after a $250,000 makeover including fresh paint, refinished floors, steam-cleaned rooms and renovated pool, according to Tides general manager Ken Merkel.

The upgrade comes after the former Holiday Inn was bought by 1 Center St. LLC in March 2008 and underwent major renovations of about $7.5 million when it was closed from November 2008 to April 2009.