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Hilton hotel opens in downtown Greer

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The 108-room Hampton Inn will serve as an epicenter for additional downtown redevelopment as efforts continue down Main and Trade Streets. (Rendering/Provided)Another long-awaited brick in downtown Greer’s makeover has been laid.

A four-story Hampton Inn by Hilton opened Thursday off Greer’s 112 N. Main St. near The Spinning Jenny, a folk music landmark, and Trade Street.

The hotel, owned by Sycamore Greer LLC and managed by the Sycamore Investment Group, features 108 guest rooms, a board room for 14 people, a heated saline pool and a lounge with fire pit, according to a news release. A fitness center houses a Peloton bike, Gym Rax and free weights among other exercise equipment.

The hotel has a conference room available for lease to local businesses. (Photo/Provided)“I am so excited to be part of this historical downtown Greer revitalization,” Shana Tharan, general manager of the hotel, said in the release, “Everyone in the community has been so supportive and excited about the hotel. It is refreshing to open a hotel in such a collaborative environment.”

Last summer when GSA Business Report spoke with Reno Deaton, president and CEO of the Greer Redevelopment Corp., after the conclusion of the first phase of Trade Street’s restoration, he noted that several projects — the Hampton Inn, city parking garage and the $32 million 275-family planned community dubbed Project Homecoming — would help make the city’s downtown a destination.

“Again, we’re really fortunate that the tools they (the city) have given us in terms of a new downtown, in terms of support for the hotel, for the new parking structure that is under construction, gives us the ability to tell a great story to the next set of investors who are looking for an opportunity to start their project in a way that really embraces the character of this downtown,” Deaton said last year.

Reach Molly Hulsey at 864-720-1223.

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