Charleston Place, an Orient-Express hotel, has launched a “Holy City Adventure” package, described as a “brand-new offering for lifelong learners seeking educational experiences” through an exclusive insider’s view of Charleston. Charleston is locally known as “The Holy City” because of its history of religious tolerance, and the number of church steeples that punctuate its skyline.
The package allow guests to choose an adventure based on their interests and includes a minimum two-night stay; guests’ choice of a culinary, history or photography tour per person; and welcome amenities. The package is available until November 11.
The “Holy City Adventure” options include: a gastronomic journey that begins at Charleston Place’s own Charleston Grill; the New Grand Calhoun Mansion Tour to explore the city’s largest residence that features 35 rooms, a grand ballroom, Japanese water gardens, and a 90-foot cupola; the Gullah Tour, where local resident Alphonso Brown shares the stories of Black Charlestonians while visiting the Underground Railroad, Old Slave Mart Museum and Sweetgrass Market; and a guided professional photography tour of the High Battery, South of Broad and the French Quarter.
Ranked among the best hotels in the world by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure magazines, Charleston Place’s features include personal suites, Italian marble lobby with its signature Georgian Open Arm staircase, and 12-foot crystal chandelier. The property has a full service European-style spa and horizon-edge swimming pool with retractable glass roof.
Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. is a luxury hotel company and adventure travel operator. The company has been offering travel experiences since 1976, when it purchased Hotel Cipriani in Venice and then shortly thereafter recreated the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, linking London, Paris and Venice, along with other European cities. Today, the Orient-Express brand embraces 45 hotel, cruise and luxury rail businesses in 22 countries, including properties such as Hotel Cipriani in Venice, Grand Hotel Europe in St Petersburg, Hotel Ritz Madrid, Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro and Maroma Resort and Spa on Mexico’s Riviera Maya. The company also operates six luxury tourist trains, two river cruise operations and the ‘21’ Club in New York.