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23 Mar, 2011

Beaufort SC’s City Loft Hotel recognized for preservation efforts

Posted by: Kent Hopkins In: Uncategorized

While others saw a broken-down, aged motel in the heart of one of the South’s most beautiful cities, Matt McAlhaney saw an opportunity to breathe new life into a building and a business.

On Monday, City Loft Hotel received the Historic Preservation Honor Award for its efforts in rehabilitating a classic motor court style hotel built in the 1950s into one of Beaufort SC’s most unique overnight stays.

The award was given to City Loft Hotel by the Historic Beaufort Foundation, a nonprofit tasked with the preservation and protection of sites and artifacts of historic, architectural and cultural interest throughout Beaufort.

“This recognition from Historic Beaufort Foundation means so much to us,” said City Loft Hotel owner, McAlhaney. “It is not only a recognition of our efforts in the field of preservation by ‘recycling’ an existing structure, but we feel it also speaks to our overall goal to provide guests with the best experience possible from arrival to checkout.”

McAlhaney and his team completed the restoration of the hotel in 2009. Since then the hotel has received more than 100 five-star ratings on TripAdvisor and has been mentioned in several publications, including, Southern Living, am New York and the Miami Herald.

City Loft Hotel is a 22-room facility that offers sophisticatedly urban design and is equipped with the best in luxury amenities. Within the City Loft Hotel complex is City Java & News and City Fit, which combine to offer guests a full-service experience.

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