Sophisticated Living Indianapolis

SEP-OCT 2018

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The historic, culinary and cultural charms of Charleston are well- known among more mature travelers, but in many instances, making these same specialties salable to the younger set involves some creative cajoling. Fortunately, the Beach Club at Charleston Harbor ensures the trip is an easy sale. Opened in 2016 and located on a peninsula adjacent to the Charleston Harbor Marina, the largest in all of the Carolinas, the 92-room boutique hotel is one of only two hotels in South Carolina to be part of Leading Hotels of the World. Easy access to the city center and a host of family-friendly on-site activities all but guarantee that guests of all ages will be amply occupied. I have been vacationing in Charleston for years, and as its reputation as an "it" destination continues to grow, so do the crowds. During my most recent visit, I genuinely looked forward to returning to the serenity of the Beach Club—just a 15-minute commute from Charleston's city center across the Ravenel Bridge to Mount Pleasant—after a day amidst the hustle and bustle. Parents appreciate the resort's family parlor rooms, which feature a separate closed-door bedroom for the kids with two twin beds – ensuring that grownups get time to themselves after the little ones go to sleep. Our spacious room was outfitted in the clean, casual, coastal chic style one looks to experience when in Lowcountry. We noted the unique artwork, custom furnishings, and a smattering of contemporary design flourishes that kept the décor from looking CHILD'S PLAY Written by Caylee Matthews 46

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