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Coming Soon: Grand Bohemian Hotel (Greenville)


A recent announcement has stirred some excitement for the downtown Greenville area. It looks like The Kessler Collection of hotels will be building a brand new hotel called Grand Bohemian Greenville on the other side of the Reedy River (where the old Bowater building/Wyche Law Firm is  located at).

This is not just any hotel. Inspired by the look and feel of a national park lodge, Greenville’s Grand Bohemian will add to Kessler’s 11 boutique hotels and restaurants, including Grand Bohemian hotels in Charleston and Asheville. And with an art gallery, spa, 4,000-square-foot ballroom, meeting space and a restaurant and bar overlooking the river, it’s designed to be a destination in and of itself. Hotel officials say they will break ground in the fall of 2017.

Kessler officials said the Grand Bohemian will be an integral part of the area’s transformation into the East Gateway District, in collaboration with developer Centennial American Properties and the City of Greenville. Centennial is redeveloping the Camperdown site, the current home of The Greenville News. The site will feature a hotel, retail, office and multi-family.

Centennial has proposed another building at 55 E. Camperdown Way along the banks of the Reedy. The new office and retail development is situated on property that includes the Bowater parking garage and the former Bowater building that now houses the Nexsen Pruet law firm, MGC Law, Colliers International real estate firm and others. Wakefield, Beasley and Associates of Alpharetta, Ga., architect for the project, has applied for a certificate of appropriateness from the city’s Design Review Board. The board is considering the project.


That will redefine the downtown landscape yet again and bring some really cool growth opportunities on the other side of the Reedy River.

That makes 3 brand new hotels coming to the downtown area in the next year or so! One by the Spring Street garage, one off E. Broad Street (across from Erwin Penland), and now this hotel.


Now Open: Aloft Hotel (Greenville)


Downtown Greenville’s newest hotel is now open for folks to visit (not sure to stay).

With a chic, urban design and a dog-friendly atmosphere, the Aloft Greenville Downtown hotel at ONE City Plaza is set to open its doors to the public on Monday.

The final touches were being put on the 144-room hotel this week by Georgia-based hotel management company McKibbon Hotel Group. The hotel sits atop a new 474-space public parking garage.


Within the hotel is small restaurant (Refuel at Aloft), two bars (W XYZ and Re:mix), a business center  and more. Seems like a really cool hotel and it’s in a great location right off Main Street. Another exciting thing about this new construction area is all the new retail spaces opening up at the bottom of the hotel and in a little ‘alley’. It will be a really nice destination place for locals and visitors alike.