A hotel in Charleston, formerly part of the Hilton Doubletree franchise, is preparing to launch as an independent property after a renovation.
Emeline is a new concept from Rockbridge, a private investment firm who acquired the hotel in late 2015.
Dallas-based hotel operator Makeready will operate Emeline when it opens in May.
Now a refurbishment project is nearing completion and once open, Emeline will have 212 bedrooms, 13,000 sq ft of event space, two dining options and a retail store.
Clerks Coffee Company will be a coffee shop with cafe-style dining, while Frannie & the Fox will serve breakfast lunch and dinner based on a menu featuring American ingredients with Italian sensibilities.
The retail venue, the Keep Shop, is being described as a “luxury retail experience.”
Bedrooms will feature custom-made record players, ceramic vanity accessories made by Charleston artist Susan Gregory and bath products with an Emeline-branded signature scent.
Makeready also manages restaurant, Hank’s and events venue Hank’s Social Hall, which will be partner properties with Emeline.
The hotel was formerly a DoubleTree from 1998 and renovations to transform the property into the new Emeline begin in mid-2019.