Holiday Inn has yet another new hotel on the Charleston peninsula.

InterContinental Hotels Group announced Tuesday that the 153-room Holiday Inn Express Charleston Downtown-Ashley River is now open on Lockwood Boulevard near Brittlebank Park. The eight-story hotel was a Best Western that closed in August and underwent extensive renovations under the new brand.

With granite countertops and walkout balconies, the Ashley River Holiday Inn also offers a fitness center, pool, business center, meeting space and complimentary breakfast and internet.

The refurbished and rebranded hotel comes on the heels of the recently completed all-new, 120-room Holiday Inn Historic Charleston Downtown that opened in January on Meeting Street.

“It is so exciting to be a part of the Holiday Inn brand family and add another Holiday Inn Express to both the Charleston area and our Charlestowne Hotels portfolio,” said hotel general manager Rebecca Ruttiger. “We are building a great staff to match this great new product. We look forward to having a wonderful partnership with Medical University of South Carolina, the Charleston RiverDogs, and other area businesses and hotels to continue to enhance this historic city.”

The Holiday Inn Express Charleston Downtown-Ashley River, owned by Charleston OPCO LLC, and managed by Charlestowne Hotels, is franchised by an affiliate of IHG. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-HOLIDAY or by going to