The Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston is gearing up for its opening.
The newly built lodging at Meeting and Wentworth streets held a two-day hiring event last week to fill about 120 jobs of all stripes. The 50-room boutique hotel is aiming for late August opening, said Nick Saltmarsh, general manager.
The $30 million project is being spearheaded by the Florida-based Kessler Collection Inc. of Orlando. The downtown property will include a rooftop restaurant and terrace, wine-blending and tasting room, meeting space, a fitness center and art gallery.
A downtown Charleston bed-and-breakfast that was closed two years ago is open again after a restoration project.
Pamela and Ronald Wyman bought the Belvedere at 40 Rutledge Ave., just north of Queen Street, in 2013. The B&B portion of their home reopened last month, Pam Wyman said. It can accommodate up to four guests.
The property had been a B&B since 1986 under the previous owner. The Wyman aren’t novices: They operated a New York B&B before moving to Charleston.
A new rental car option has joined the lineup at Charleston International. Sixt said it recently opened a location at the state’s busiest airport.
“The franchise opening in Charleston further strengthens the Sixt network in the Carolinas and the Southeast U.S.,” Craig Olson, executive vice president at Sixt, said in a statement last week.
The Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based company said it has 1,100 locations worldwide.
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