The Ryder Hotel Opening Spring 2021 in the Heart of Charleston's Historic District

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Boutique Hotel Elevates Lowcountry Hospitality Experience with Gin & Luck as Food & Beverage Partner, Stylish and Modern Guestrooms, Lively Lobby Café, and More

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High Street Real Estate Partners, WHI Real Estate Partners, and Pivot are pleased to announce the Spring 2021 opening of The Ryder Hotel. Situated in the heart of Charleston’s famed Historic District, the highly anticipated boutique hotel imagined by Cortney Bishop Design brings new, upscale hospitality to the Lowcountry with 91 thoughtfully designed guestrooms and suites. The Ryder features food and beverage experiences exclusively by Gin & Luck, the hospitality company behind Death & Co, along with an intimate indoor lounge adjacent to the vibrant pool deck and courtyard terrace. The lobby offers a grab-and-go café and retail area with towels, totes, and other sundries.

“The Ryder is poised to be the city’s newest social hub for visitors and locals alike,” said Ryan Rauscher, general manager of The Ryder. “Charleston is one of the most beloved travel destinations with such a rich history, incredible dining, and charming inns. At The Ryder, we wanted to create something different and new that genuinely adds to the city’s appeal. With the collaborative vision of our acclaimed design and culinary partners, we’ve done just that.”

Design and Décor
In collaboration with award-winning Charleston-based firms Cortney Bishop Design and Goff D’Antonio Associates, The Ryder draws inspiration from the destination’s relaxed, but vibrant energy and proximity to the coast. With an eased yet sophisticated style, the hotel’s design incorporates artisanal details, including earthy red tones and environmental hues with light stained wood throughout, accented by hand-crafted furniture mixed with modern décor and vintage finds. The warm color palette is brought to life by a flooding of natural light, creating an open, airy lofted lobby with a laid-back bohemian aesthetic.

Guestrooms and Suites
Accommodations at The Ryder carry on the hotel’s fresh, playful energy and nod to bohemian flare. New Breed Furniture, longtime furniture craftsman and collaborator to Cortney Bishop, assisted with the ideation of custom furnishings for the guestrooms and suites—from the headboard and armoire to the nightstands and desks. Artwork from coastal artists Ron Royals and Katie Gong accent the walls, two makers who draw inspiration from the east and west coast, while guestrooms feature ceramic tumblers commissioned from a Charleston-born, west coast artisan. Select guestrooms and suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows with sweeping views of the city’s historic quarters, while others offer French doors that lead to covered balconies overlooking the pool deck and courtyard below. Signature Malin & Goetz bath amenities are complemented by plush robes and slippers. Accommodations also feature a curated selection of snacks and refreshments.

The Ryder’s premier Hospitality Suite spans 1,045 square feet with an expansive living area, powder room, kitchenette, and private balcony—perfect for entertaining and creating memorable moments with friends and family. Providing the utmost comfort and relaxation after a day spent exploring Charleston, the suite is outfitted with a luxurious king bed connected to a spacious and modern bathroom complete with a glass shower and oversized soaking tub.

Culinary Concepts
True to Charleston’s reputation as a leading culinary destination, The Ryder offers distinct dining experiences helmed by Gin & Luck, the award-winning hospitality group behind the renowned cocktail institution, Death & Co. Guests are greeted in the lobby with a lively coffee bar and café, serving up barista-crafted beverages, signature daytime fare, and grab-and-go offerings. Following a wide staircase up to the mezzanine-level overlooking the vibrant space below, a cozy, vintage-inspired lounge awaits. Warm and inviting seating surrounding a large fireplace welcomes visitors for a leisurely breakfast, afternoon latte or kombucha, or pre-dinner cocktail.

The hotel’s main focal point and social hub is the second-floor courtyard and pool deck—an inviting space for guests and locals to relax with poolside loungers surrounded by lush landscaping. A large, tropical palm art piece by Headspace Murals is the centerpiece of the cozy courtyard, infusing warm and natural tones that are complemented by the surrounding greenery. Headspace Murals, a local Charleston company that specializes in placemaking, has selectively stamped the city with its modern, minimalist, large-scale murals. The calm and welcoming pool deck further extends into the indoor-outdoor bar and restaurant, Little Palm.

Drawing inspiration from the coastal leisure culture of St. Tropez, Little Palm is at once elegant and comfortable, an environment of escape, relaxation, and liveliness. The cocktail program is breezy and joyful, focusing on a blend of low-ABV, sessionable cocktails, and simple variations on classics with thoughtful tropical touches. The inventive offerings are designed to take guests from day to night seamlessly, and dishes center on fresh, seasonal ingredients prepared simply and honestly.

The hotel—alongside Charleston as a leading green travel destination—places a strong emphasis on eco-friendly elements throughout the guest experience, as well as a commitment to environmental conservation. With no single-use plastic water bottles on-site, the hotel offers various water refill stations for guests, as well as reusable stainless steel water bottles available for purchase.

Destination
An ideal home base for discovering Charleston and the surrounding Lowcountry, The Ryder invites guests to explore the history and charm of the region. Footsteps away from the storied streets of The Holy City, the hotel is conveniently located to renowned restaurants, museums, and markets, and offers guests unique experiences to embrace the destination’s soulful lifestyle in an unscripted, authentic way.

Welcome to the Ryder — Opening Offer
In celebration of The Ryder’s Spring debut, a special Welcome to The Ryder offer is now available for all reservations made through March 31, 2021. Guests will receive 30% off the hotel’s best available rate, with rooms starting at $195. The offer is valid on stays throughout 2021.

For more information on The Ryder Hotel, or to make a reservation, please visit http://www.theryderhotel.com. To connect via social media, follow @theryderhotel.

About The Ryder Hotel
The Ryder Hotel is located in the heart of the Historic District of Charleston, steps away from famed restaurants, museums, markets and less than a mile from the iconic Rainbow Row. The upscale boutique hotel features 91 guest rooms, including four suites; two spirited dining outlets helmed by award-wining culinary group Gin & Luck; an outdoor pool with sundeck and terrace; access to Pivotal Fitness, located adjacent to the hotel; unique retail experiences; and spacious meetings and event spaces. For more information, follow @theryderhotel or visit http://www.theryderhotel.com.

About Pivot
Pivot is the lifestyle operating vertical of Davidson Hospitality Group. With a deep-rooted passion for continuous innovation, Pivot offers exceptional service delivery, revenue generation, integrated marketing and financial responsibility. Constituted by some of the most accomplished leaders in lifestyle hospitality, Pivot caters to today's independent, adventure-minded traveler through approachable design, locally-inspired food and beverage, intuitive, heartfelt service and authentic experiences at each of its properties. For more information, visit http://www.davidsonhospitality.com/pivot. Follow us on Instagram: @davidsonhotelsresorts and Twitter: @DavidsonHospGrp. Like us on Facebook: @DavidsonHospitalityGroup. Connect with us on LinkedIn: @DavidsonHospitalityGroup. #DavidsonHospitality

About Gin & Luck
Comprised of two core brands – Death & Co and Proprietors LLC – Gin & Luck is an award-winning hospitality group that creates cocktail anchored destinations and experiences across the US. When Death & Co first opened its doors in New York City 2006, the establishment and its extraordinary talent behind the bar were credited with changing the art of drink-making and ushering in a new era of cocktail culture. Since then, Death & Co has expanded to have locations in Denver, Los Angeles, authored two award-winning books, and received numerous industry awards. The company has thrived under the stewardship of its owners, who have applied their complementary skillsets to build the Death & Co brand into new markets and experiences. Alongside Death & Co, the group extends its acumen with bar consulting arm, Proprietors LLC. Since its inception in 2008, The Proprietors’ approach and services have always been with one goal in mind: to empower hospitality professionals to execute their vision with excellence. Led by of some the industry’s most respected professionals, Proprietors LLC has collectively assembled and continues to consult on and oversee some of the world’s best bars and beverage programs.

About Cortney Bishop Design
Cortney Bishop Design is a full-service interior design firm based in Charleston, SC. The studio was founded in 2010 with a simple vision to create spaces where people can truly feel at home. Cortney Bishop’s philosophy now spans across residential, commercial and creative projects, as well as product development through the design of custom furniture and Harwood House, a line of fabrics for Holland & Sherry. With a trained eye and a keen appreciation for craft, Cortney is admired for her ability to mix patterns and hues – executed with an effortless sense of southern cool. Under her leadership, the firm is known for balancing creativity, comfort and functionality. Cortney Bishop Design collaborates with homeowners, architects and contractors to produce custom residential builds, multi-family communities, retail and hospitality projects, tailor-made for each client. For more information visit http://www.cortneybishop.com and @cortneybishopdesign on Instagram.

About High Street Real Estate Partners
High Street Real Estate Partners is a privately held real-estate investment firm focused on developing and acquiring equity interests in hospitality and multi-family assets in highly rated markets. High Street's principals have vast experience in the hospitality industry and are widely regarded as some of the most trusted minds in real estate. We rely on the extensive contacts and experience of our principals to identify opportunities and negotiate favorable acquisition terms while aligning ourselves with like-minded capital and experienced operators with proven track records of creating value throughout the market cycle. Assets that are developed or acquired by High Street are actively asset managed by us. Acquired assets may involve renovations, repositioning and/or brand re-flaggings to meet return objectives and maximize asset value.

About WHI Real Estate Partners
WHI Real Estate Partners L.P. ("WHIREP") is a real estate investment firm focused on repositioning middle-market properties throughout the United States. WHIREP seeks to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns by taking a highly-proactive approach to investment sourcing and asset management. WHIREP manages a series of fully-discretionary investment funds whose investors include university endowments, foundations, health care systems, pension plans and family offices, among others. For more information, visit http://www.whirep.com.

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