Democratic Debate and Historic Sites Make For a Great Weekend at the Renaissance Charleston Hotel

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Stay at the Renaissance Charleston Hotel while visiting historic Charleston for the next democratic presidential debate on July 23rd.

Historic Charleston, S.C. will be the setting for the next Democratic presidential debate on July 23rd. Plan a long weekend vacation and take in historic Charleston, visit nearby attractions, attend the debate and stay at the nearby Renaissance Charleston Hotel.

A fitting location for this event, Charleston has a history rich in political strife. The area is home to Fort Sumter, several batteries on Morris Island and the USS Yorktown.

The Democratic national debate will be held at The Citadel, the well-known state military college, which also has a rich history. In 1861 its cadets were stationed on Morris Island and fired the first shots of the Civil War on a U.S. steamer trying to resupply Fort Sumter.

"It is fitting that this presidential debate will take place on a campus with a strong tradition of military service," said Citadel President Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa. "Generations of Citadel alumni have fought to preserve the free exchange of ideas that this debate represents."

The Democratic Party stated that the following presidential candidates are expected to attend: U.S. Sens. Joe Biden of Delaware, Hillary Clinton of New York, Chris Dodd of Connecticut and Barack Obama of Illinois; Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich; New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and former Sens. John Edwards of North Carolina and Mike Gravel of Alaska.

The Democratic national debate at The Citadel will be close to the downtown Historic District and the Renaissance Charleston Hotel. Located less than 2 ½ miles from The Citadel, this historic Charleston, S.C. hotel is a great place to stay while taking in political and historic activities during the extended weekend.

About the Renaissance Charleston Hotel Historic District
Discover the Renaissance Charleston Hotel Historic District, Marriott's newest upscale property situated in the city's oldest Quarter and the only Marriott Brand in the historic district. This historic district Charleston hotel welcomes guests to experience the area and adjacent shopping at over 100 stores and boutiques. Whether shopping on King Street, visiting Spoleto USA or strolling through the City Market, you will be captivated by the prestigious ambiance of the Holy City. A place of luxury awaits you at this historic Charleston, S.C. hotel, boasting beautifully appointed guestrooms that feature granite vanities and bonnet beds encased in down blankets and plush pillows. The culinary talents of Chef John Therres are displayed at the esteemed Wentworth Grill Charleston restaurant, offering a delectable trans fat free menu. Indulge in a delightful Charleston, S.C. Historic District hotel that expertly combines legendary charm with modern amenities at the exquisite Renaissance Downtown Charleston Hotel. Golf and Kiawah nearby. For more information or to make a reservation, call 1-800-HOTELS-1 or visit


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