Clemson, SC—The Inn at Patrick Square marked its official opening with an event attended by guests, members of the community, and dignitaries and a pledge that 1 percent of room revenue for the first five years will go towards funding the Clemson Foundation Barker Scholars Endowment. The hotel also honored Clemson University President Emeritus Jim Barker by naming the Barker Ballroom as a tribute to the ongoing commitment to Clemson students.
Barker says, “The scholarship I received as a student made all of the difference to me. It shaped my entire career and gave me the opportunity to become the person that I am today.”
With a total of 36 guest rooms and nine suites, The Inn’s accommodations combine Southern charm with modern luxury. The hotel offers event spaces for business meetings, weddings, reunions, and other social gatherings. Guests can experience the entire planned community of Patrick Square that includes a variety of restaurants, shops, and commercial businesses within walking distance.
“The vision is, and always has been, to create a unique, authentic Southern gathering place that reflects the rich heritage of Clemson University and the Upstate,” says J. Michael Cheezem, founder of The Inn at Patrick Square and CEO of JMC Communities.
“The city of Clemson has always been a tight-knit community filled with hospitality and southern charm,” says Mayor J.C. Cook. “The Inn at Patrick Square continues this tradition while also embracing the city’s future.”
Photo: The Inn at Patrick Square grand opening (Ernest Rawlins Photography)