FLORENCE, South Carolina—Raines has added the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Charleston North/Ashley Phosphate in North Charleston, South Carolina, to its portfolio of branded, boutique, and lifestyle properties in the Southeast region of the United States. This addition marks the fourth third-party managed property in the company’s portfolio of largely operator-owned assets and the seventh hotel in the Charleston area for Raines.
“Even though we haven’t talked much about it, third-party management has been a major focus for us and will continue to be,” said Grey Raines, managing partner of Raines. “While we own the majority of the properties in our portfolio, our decades-long experience as an owner puts us in a better position than many of our competitors, as we know how owners think, what they need, and how to execute.”
Located outside of Charleston’s historic district, the 84-room property is near everything the neighborhood is best known for, including historic churches, art-filled galleries, bustling restaurants and bars, and Waterfront Park. It’s also in proximity to Joint Base Charleston, North Charleston Coliseum, Northwoods Mall, and Palmetto Commerce Road.
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Charleston North/Ashley Phosphate has both rooms and suites. Each guest room has a fridge, a microwave, and a coffee maker. The property’s amenities include complimentary WiFi, hot breakfast offerings and grab-and-go items, a 24-hour fitness center, laundry, and an outdoor pool.
Trishul Hospitality acquired the property in March 2022. Raines and Trishul have a longstanding relationship dating back to the pre-development of the Hilton Garden Inn in Mt. Pleasant, SC, another property third-party managed by Raines.
“We are excited to partner with Raines as the manager of the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Charleston North/Ashley Phosphate,” said Vishal Patel, managing partner of Trishul. “Raines’ extensive Marriott experience, knowledge of the Charleston market, and the fact that they are owners themselves makes them the right fit and the type of operator we want to work with.”
Minimal renovations and upgrades to Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Charleston North/Ashley Phosphate are expected, including new televisions; cosmetic upgrades to the guestroom bathrooms; landscaping; and an exterior refresh encompassing the parking lot, curbing, and sidewalks. The soft seating in the lobby will also be upgraded.