Columbia, S.C., would get first four-star hotel under proposed development

A 301-room hotel is part of a new development proposed near the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in South Carolina’s capital city.
A 301-room hotel is part of a new development proposed near the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in South Carolina’s capital city.

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A proposed hotel near the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center would be the largest in South Carolina’s capital city.

As reported by thestate.com, the hotel would be part of a development proposal called Visa Depot Hotel and Apartments. The project would include a 301-room hotel, along with a 380-space underground parking garage and an apartment complex.

The article states the proposed hotel would be a dual-branded Hyatt House and Hyatt Centric hotel in Columbia’s downtown Vista district.

Arnold Companies, the developer, had previously proposed adding three luxury hotels around the convention center. However, the plan fell through over the cost of a planned parking garage.

The hotel would also include a 10,000-square-foot restaurant and bar space with a retractable roof for indoor and outdoor events.

According to the article, if approved, construction on the project would begin in early 2024, although the developer warns high interest rates and rising construction costs could delay the project. It is expected to create 1,600 construction jobs and 160 permanent jobs.

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