Housed across two original Victorian-style structures dating back to 1843, together with a new building, The Pinch is a new boutique hotel with 22 luxury rooms and suites, along with three fully furnished residences suitable for stays of 30 days or more.
Situated in historic Charleston and designed by Philadelphia-based hospitality company, Method Co, in partnership with longterm collaborators Morris Adjmi Architects, the transformation was inspired by the building’s rich past, its location at the crossroads of King & George Street, as well as the building’s existing architecture.
The hotel and restaurants are an assemblage of three buildings with the lobby, spa, and oyster and cocktail bar housed in the former Bob Ellis buildings which were built in 1869 and still feature their original façades on King Street. Rooms and suites are stylish and comfortable, an environment that features traditional materials such as clay, stone, and original wood, fused with modern design elements to create a timeless aesthetic.
King size beds and kitchens come as standard in The Pinch’s guest rooms, with the addition of a living room in the suites. Those opting to stay a little longer can settle into one of the residences, 1,230 square feet of space that include separate bedroom spaces, a relaxing living area with sofa, fully equipped kitchen and an in-suite washer and dryer. Details throughout include Farrow & Ball wallpaper, Aesop bath products and eccentric artwork that includes a few pieces by scientist-turned-artist, Kelsey Brookes.
Whilst a good night’s rest is guaranteed, it’s not the only offering here, with the Quinte Oyster House and Pinch Restaurant both slated to open this summer and set to offer a mind-blowing seafood experience at the former and hyper-seasonal menu in the latter. Another winner from the team behind the ROOST Hotel concept, The Pinch continues Charleston’s march toward an internationally recognised design destination.