Starwood opens Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel

Starwood has opened the Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel. Owned and managed by London 1 LLC, a South Carolina-based hotel management company, the 135-room property represents the latest evolution of the city’s nationally registered, historic Palmetto Building.Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel occupies one of the city’s finest landmark buildings. A prime example of early 20th century skyscraper, the superbly restored building is sheathed in Gothic revival details and incorporates the Palmetto tree motif. Originally built in 1913, the Palmetto Building was once a bank and even housed a hidden tavern during prohibition. Design accents include rich mahogany paneling and original, hand-laid mosaic floor.

Offering sweeping views of downtown Columbia, the hotel’s warmly decorated guest rooms are furnished with comfortable seating, oversized work desks and flat panel LCD televisions. Rooms also include the signature Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed - a nine-layered custom-designed ensemble boasting an exquisitely comfortable, plush mattress, fluffy down hypoallergenic pillows, crisp cotton sheets, cozy blanket and signature blanket and duvet.

Distinctive features at the Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel include flat screen televisions in the bathroom, frameless shower doors with two massaging shower heads, the original 1913 hardwood floors, and an intimate, ten rooms per floor layout. There is a fitness centre and an array of dining outlets: The Rooftop, The Vault martini lounge, P.O.S.H. - an upscale dining experience, and Main Street tavern.