ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (WCBD) – A new luxury hotel is welcoming guests on the Isle of Palms.
South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, Congresswoman Nancy Mace and members of both Isle of Palms and Charleston city councils were on hand for the hotel’s formal grand opening on Friday.
The all-new Sweetgrass Inn at Wild Dunes Resort, located on Palm Boulevard, boasts state-of-the-art amenities including an 8,000 square-foot grand ballroom with pre-function and terrace event space, a 3,000 square-foot rooftop ballroom with a 6,000 square-foot terrace featuring stunning ocean views.
Guests can also enjoy expanded pools with jacuzzies, a splash pad for kids, poolside restaurant and bar, and a 10,000 square-foot luxurious spa and salon.
“South Carolina, rather than shutting our hotels down, we are building them here in the Lowcountry,” said Rep. Mace during Friday’s ceremony.
“We are excited to formally welcome this new asset to the Lowcountry and further demonstrate Lowe’s commitment to Wild Dunes Resort and the greater Isle of Palms Community,” said Dan Battista, Senior Vice President, Lowe. “As travel continues to increase across the country, we look forward to the upcoming summer season and welcoming guests to Sweetgrass Inn.”
The new hotel brings new jobs and a boost for tourism in the area.
“This beautiful hotel and its amazing facilities are exactly what our region needs. In addition to its obvious appeal for leisure travelers and wedding parties, it opens up a wealth of opportunities for hosting corporate and association meetings. These meetings typically occur during the spring, fall, and winter months, providing a significant economic impact when it is needed most,” said Helen Hill, Explore Charleston CEO.
“From the beautiful beaches to the vibrant restaurant scene, South Carolina’s Lowcountry has so much to offer. Lowe’s investment shows that it will continue to be a great partner in showcasing our state and strengthening our reputation as one of the most hospitable destinations in the world,” said Gov. McMaster.
The Sweetgrass Inn officially opened on March 26.