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The Pinch Hotel Radiates Elegance

Its charm and grace complement perfectly Charleston’s historic district

Sitting at the heart of historic Charleston at the crossroads of King and George Streets, The Pinch is Charleston’s new luxury boutique hotel. Housed in two original Victorian-style structures dating back to the early 1840s, along with one newly constructed building, the property has been transformed into a 25-room gem.

Developed and designed by Philadelphia-based Method Co., in partnership with renowned New York-based architect Morris Adjmi Architects, The Pinch reflects Charleston’s constantly evolving future while maintaining its nostalgic appeal.

We asked The Pinch General Manager Alexandra Smith and Method Co. CEO Randall Cook, to describe the hotel in their own words:

When you walk into The Pinch each day, what are your favorite special touches that make you happy? 

Each morning it brings me joy to walk up and see The Pinch bikes perfectly situated in the courtyard ready for a day of exploration. Walking into the lobby I see the early sun coming through the palm fronds outside the lobby windows casting a beautiful display of shadows & light across the lobby seating area. A perfect setting to enjoy the complimentary coffee & pastries! -GM Alexandra Smith

What three adjectives best describe your philosophy of service? Understated, approachable, emotionally intelligent. -GM Alexandra Smith

Charleston has a storied history of style and elegance. What facets, features and special features does The Pinch have that differentiate it from others?

For me, the design standout would be the kitchens that we built into the suites with Boos walnut countertops, as well as beautiful honed farmhouse marble sinks and unlacquered brass taps from DeVol. The kitchens also have custom cabinetry designed by Morris Adjmi, black enamel gas ranges, and tile backsplash from Che’. - Randall Cook, CEO/Founder of Method Co.

If you were a guest in The Pinch, what would be your ideal 36 hours in Charleston, including the hotel?

Start off by checking into The Pinch and enjoying a refreshing welcome cocktail. After getting settled in my spacious suite, I’d take a Pinch bike for a spin to get oriented with the city. I’d grab lunch at 167 Raw and head to South of Broad to marvel at the historic homes along the Charleston harbor. Stop by Rainbow Row for a photo-op and stop in the City Market (or the farmers market if it's open!) and pick up a few uniquely authentic Charlestonian items from local vendors to take home as souvenirs. Do a little bit of shopping on King Street and head back to the hotel to refresh and recharge before heading back out for a night on the town. Head to happy hour at The Vendue rooftop followed by an Italian dinner at Sorelle to indulge in some fresh handmade pasta dishes. The next day, maximize the morning before departure by experiencing a private walking tour of the Holy City with Oyster Point for insight into the rich history of Charleston. Or, head out to Sullivan's Island for a beach day with The Pinch's beach towels and chair rentals. If there's time, lunch at Obstinate Daughter before heading home! - GM Alexandra Smith

How do you describe the feel and spirit of the hotel, when someone asks you to about it? We took a lot of inspiration from the great English traditions of craftsmanship that were brought over to Charleston and played such a large role in creating so many of the incredible homes and structures that give Charleston so much charm. Regardless if our guests are in the newly built or renovated portion of The Pinch, we want them to feel and experience a great sense of the craftsman tradition that makes Charleston so special.  — Randall Cook, CEO/Founder of Method Co.

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