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Hotel Bennett Earns Top Spots on USA TODAY’S 10BEST Readers' Choice Awards

CHARLESTON, SC – Hotel Bennett has been voted “Best Luxury Hotel” in USA Today’s 10Best 2021 Hotels Readers’ Choice Awards, achieving the top honor in under three years since opening its doors. Similarly, Camellias, Charleston’s premier Champagne lounge, ranked among the top five (#4) in the “Best Hotel Bar” category for the second year in a row.

Nominees for both categories were chosen by a panel of relevant experts which include a combination of editors from USA TODAY; editors from; relevant expert contributors; and sources for both these media and other Gannett properties. All voting is digital and the 10Best Readers' Choice Award contest is accessible on the website.

“We are honored to be selected as the best of the best in the respected USA Today 10Best readers’ polls,” said Marty Wall, General Manager of Hotel Bennett. “To be recognized by USA Today’s trusted team of local travel experts and receive validation from its readers is incredibly rewarding, and a testament to our dedicated team who strive to provide impeccable service to our guests every day.” 

Hotel Bennett opened in January 2019 and overlooks the iconic Marion Square in Downtown Charleston. Centrally located to all of the culture, cuisine, and charm Charleston has to offer, Hotel Bennett seamlessly blends unparalleled luxury, an unmatched setting, and the high level of gracious hospitality for which Charleston is renowned. A distinct experience unique to the city, Hotel Bennett carefully combines European architectural inspiration married with classic Southern furnishings and details throughout.

Named for the Charleston-based Bennett family, Hotel Bennett is owned by local hotelier and businessman Michael Bennett. The property is managed in a collaborative partnership with world-renowned Salamander Hotels & Resorts, the luxury hotel company founded by Sheila Johnson.

For additional information on Hotel Bennett or to book a reservation, please visit or call 843-203-0922.

About Salamander Hotels & Resorts

Salamander Hotels & Resorts delivers comfortable luxury through signature, immersive experiences which enrich the lives of guests. The company is privately owned and operated, and based in Middleburg, VA, just outside Washington, D.C. Founded by entrepreneur Sheila Johnson in 2005, it has a luxury portfolio featuring the Forbes Five-Star Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, a 340-acre equestrian-inspired property near Washington, D.C.; Half Moon, the iconic luxury resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica, which features three distinct resort experiences including the newly opened Eclipse; The Henderson, a 170-room grand beach resort in Destin, FL; Hotel Bennett, a spectacular 179-room hotel in Charleston, SC, overlooking the city’s historic Marion Square; and Innisbrook Resort in Tampa Bay, which hosts the PGA TOUR’s Valspar Championship each year on its Copperhead Course. All Salamander properties are members of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. For additional information visit