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Luxury timeshare resort opens in downtown Charleston

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Liberty Place Charleston by Hilton Club opened June 1. (Photo/Joe Switzer, SwitzerFilms)Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. has entered the Charleston timeshare resort market with the opening of Liberty Place Charleston by Hilton Club.

This is the fifth property in the state for the vacation-ownership company based in Orlando, Fla.

“We’re thrilled to expand our diverse portfolio into the vibrant and remarkable city of Charleston with Liberty Place Charleston by Hilton Club,” said Mark Wang, president and CEO of Hilton Grand Vacations. “Charleston is one of the most sought-after drive-to destinations in the U.S., and we’re proud to provide our owners and guests with a luxury resort in the heart of this timeless, Lowcountry city.

The new resort includes 100 units, consisting of studios and one- and two-bedroom suites, as well as balconies, full kitchens and separate living areas. Amenities also include a public lobby bar, owners’ lounge, fitness center and a grab-and-go market.

Located near the spot of the American Revolution-era Liberty Tree where the Declaration of Independence was first read to the city, the resort’s design reflects its geographical history.

The lounge includes an original light fixture in the shape of a tree branch with 13 lights, representing the 13 original colonies. A brass live oak tree replica of the Liberty Tree is also mounted in the entryway.

Garvin Design Group, based in Columbia, contributed to the architecture and design elements of the project.

“With the abundance of history that permeates throughout Charleston, we aspired to build a bridge between visitors and residents living right next door,” said Mark Timbes, a principal of Garvin Design Group. “This location was once a rallying point for residents, and the symbolism of creating a public gathering point was not lost on us in the design process.”

Liberty Place was developed in collaboration with South Carolina-based Strand Capital Group LLC.

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