Indigo Road Hospitality opens South Carolina boutique hotel

Nearly two years after the property was first announced, Indigo Road Hospitality Group and Winyah Hospitality have opened The George Hotel in Georgetown, S.C. The property has 56 guestrooms and suites alongside a full-service restaurant, marina bar, and private event spaces, making it the first of its kind on South Carolinas’ Hammock Coast. 

The George has a variety of spaces that can be booked for semi-private and private events, including a dedicated meeting and event room, outdoor greenspace and bar and on-site seafood restaurant, The Independent. On The George’s greenspace, Eliza’s, has a full bar, lounge seating and outdoor games.  

Early American Design 

The hotel’s design was inspired by both the surrounding 18th and 19th-century architecture and natural environment. The hotel, curated by Jenny Keenan Design, has an eclectic collection of vintage European furnishings and custom pieces, such as a jewel-toned, fabric-skirted front desk and bespoke headboards in each guestroom. Details include historic fabrics, mural wallpapers, paintings and decor by local artists, such as local sweetgrass basket artisan Angela Manigault. The lobby has two-toned hardwoods and lime-washed plank walls, providing a neutral canvas for the room’s patterned sofas, wing-backed chairs and oriental rugs. An arched hallway is covered in “Birds Tapestry,” a wallpaper by Iskel from Schumacher. The same corridor has a large painting of a mermaid and alligator by the artist David Boatwright of Charleston.

A full 42 of the property’s 56 guestrooms face the water. Room types include two suite variations with living rooms and balconies, the largest being approximately 725 square feet. Each guestroom includes vintage seating and sideboards with custom fabric headboards ranging from detailed chintz to soft pastel stripes. Rooms also vary in color scheme, from greens to blues to slates or creams, while cypress softwoods stripe the floors and walls of communal spaces. Each space has vintage ceramic and glass lighting fixtures along with cording and fringe details to evoke the early American style.