Charlestowne Hotels has opened Hotel Simone, the first independent property to be built from the ground in decades on St. Simons Island, Ga. The addition of Hotel Simone increases the company’s diverse portfolio of managed properties – and is its third property in Georgia.
“Boutique hotel management is one of our specialties,” said Gavin Phillip, vice president of operations. “Charlestowne Hotels developed a distinct brand positioning for this hotel that marries the best of St. Simons with unique property attributes. We wanted Hotel Simone to exude its own personality – positioning it as a destination in its own right on St. Simons Island.”
An adults-only, luxury property just steps from the beach, Hotel Simone features a rooftop dip pool, fitness center and complimentary services, including beach valet and daily breakfast. For each of the hotel’s 24 coastal-inspired suites, Hotel Simone partnered with St. Simons’ own interiors showroom, Dutchman’s Designs, to curate custom designs and furnishings.
“I created each suite to feel like it belongs to the guest.” said Stephanie Bramble, owner/designer of Dutchman’s Designs. “Hotel Simone’s suites are not typical hotel rooms with that more traditional, neutral and commercial feel. For Hotel Simone, we wanted each suite to envelop guests in an environment that felt more like a home than a hotel room, providing a relaxing place to start and end the day.”
The local partnership between the hotel and the showroom not only creates an environment for relaxing, but also an enhanced guest experience. In fact, guests can bring a piece of Hotel Simone home with them: all Dutchman’s Designs’ furniture pieces in the hotel can also be purchased.
Feature Photo: Hotel Simone (Charlestowne Hotels)