Charleston’s newest boutique hotel, The Ryder Hotel, is fun by design

In a city full of lovely historic stays, the new fun-loving, free-spirited Ryder Hotel offers a fresh option for a Charleston getaway.

This new boutique hotel is designed with a good time in mind. In the year since its debut, it has won recognition as a place to be among Condé Nast Traveler’s Hot List 2022: The Best New Hotels & Industry Openings in the World. In addition, the hotel’s bar was named by Esquire magazine as one of the best in the country.

Once you enter the hotel lobby from Meeting Street, it’s easy to see what the buzz is all about. The breezy interiors, designed by Cortney Bishop Design, set the stage for a special experience through clean, forward-focused, modern design with stylish retro influences. Welcoming, light-filled public spaces and thoughtfully designed conversation areas are laid-back and encourage hanging out with friends.

Coastal Bites and Tropical Cocktails

Little Palm, the vibey poolside cocktail bar and restaurant on the second floor, is a local hotspot. Locals, hotel guests, and tourists alike flock here for great food, cocktails, and scene.

Executive Chef Tim Morton steers an ingredient-driven menu of local seafood, seasonal dishes, and shareable small plates that are big on flavor. Standouts include apps like a bowl of blistered shishito peppers with ginger aioli, tasty, steamed pork belly buns, and a fresh local catch feature served with farro and maitake mushrooms.

Inside, vibrant, mood-boosting hues of green and pink along with pops of playful tropical patterns are sure to channel a positive state of mind.

The Ryder Hotel

Kick back or get social with a refreshing sip by the pool, a popular hangout, and go-to for Instagram-worthy snaps. Expect a next-level craft cocktail experience as the bar is managed by Gin & Luck, the hospitality group behind the famous bar Death & Co. in Manhattan.

Little Palm is open daily until 11 pm, with a happening happy hour from 4 pm to 6 pm, Monday through Thursday. Come for live music and more good times on Mondays and on weekends from 7 pm to 9 pm

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