Created by Method Co., the new property offers intricately designed rooms, suites, and residences with modern amenities, as well as two upcoming restaurant concepts, located at a prime intersection in the city’s historic downtown.
The Pinch, a new luxury boutique hotel developed and designed by Philadelphia-based hospitality company Method Co. in partnership with renowned New York architect Morris Adjmi Architects, officially opens this month at King & George Street in the heart of historic Charleston. Housed in two original Victorian-style structures dating back to 1843 alongside a newly constructed building, the new property has been thoughtfully transformed into a boutique hotel experience, featuring 22 luxury rooms and suites and three residences available for guests. stays of 30 days or more. The hotel will offer two upcoming restaurants coming later this summer: a cozy oyster and cocktail bar, and a full-service restaurant with a lively outdoor cobblestone courtyard. The second hotel to open outside of Philadelphia for Method Co., the visionaries behind beloved hospitality concepts: Wm. Mulherin’s Sons, HIROKI, ROOST Apartment Hotels and Whyle, The Pinch will continue the brand’s mission to combine from upscale hotel experiences to modern conveniences and amenities, while creating thoughtful and distinct culinary concepts, to bring a new level of service to Charleston’s hospitality scene.
Drawing inspiration from the architecture of the existing building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Pinch draws inspiration from the building’s rich past and the city’s preservation efforts over the years, establishing a place that elevates the hospitality through moving design and cultivates a deep respect for heritage. The upcoming hotel and restaurants are an assemblage of three buildings, with luxurious rooms, suites and residences, a hotel lobby, spa and oyster and cocktail bar, all located in the old buildings of Bob Ellis buildings built in 1869, which still house the original facade preserved along King Street, while the Lequeux-Williams House, formerly a private residence dating back to 1843, has been remodeled into a full-service restaurant and bar that features an expansive third floor penthouse residence with original details, a bespoke kitchen and a working fireplace. The Pinch’s interiors have a timeless appeal, with a clean, uncluttered aesthetic that creates a contemporary look, where each of the rooms, public spaces and residences merge the heritage of their built environment with warm tones of traditional materials such as wood. clay, stone, and original wood, fused with modern design elements to create a multi-layered look – a look that reflects Charleston’s ever-changing future with its nostalgic appeal.
The Pinch’s entrance is located at the rear of the main building off Ellis Alley, a cobbled gas-lantern lit lane that connects the lobby entrance to the Lequeux-Williams House and George Street. Upon entering the lobby, guests are greeted by a freestanding concierge desk in reclaimed beef leather, a vintage McIntosh stereo, and a combination of highly articulated finishes and vintage fixtures from different eras to evoke the feel of a living room. , including eccentrically organized vinyls, books and artwork. Historic-accurate wood windows and French doors allow light to stream in and highlight the inviting fireplace in the lobby courtyard, while contemporary hues of the custom BDDW sofa, vegetable-dyed rug, and rug a Snoopy table lamp brings a 70s-inspired curve and softness to the mix. The cozy lobby features an original painting by acclaimed artist, Lucas Reiner, along with raw reclaimed wood floors and cream-covered plaster walls.
Each of The Pinch’s 25 luxury accommodations are a mix of king and loft rooms, one and two bedroom suites, and residence halls. While there are subtle variations and unique configurations in each room, including private balconies and a landscaped terrace, all feature full kitchens with marble or black walnut countertops, Italian marble farmhouse sinks and unlacquered brass faucets from deVOL, BlueStar lines and custom cabinetry. Bathrooms all feature Waterworks unlacquered brass fixtures, hand-painted Moroccan terracotta floor tiles, luxurious walk-in showers with Clé Zellige tiles, and black walnut vanities with marble finish. polished Arabescato Calacatta stone. All rooms, suites and residences include washers and dryers and large closets. The Lequeux-Williams House penthouse residence features an open concept, separate king bedroom, spacious living and dining room with a working fireplace, and a private lanai overlooking Ellis Alley.
Designed to age gracefully, bespoke finishes cover the soulful, minimal design room, including lighting by Santa & Cole, Original BTC, Allied Maker and handmade raku-style glazed ceramic lamps by Aaron Poritz . The Pinch’s artwork includes etchings, graphite and paintings by Lucas Reiner, lithographs by David Salle and Kelsey Brookes, paintings by Fausto Rossi, in addition to a collection of photographs and works by art from various artists. Furnishings include armchairs from Lawson-Fenning, lush velvet sofas from Interior Defined, dressers and bedside tables from Chelsea Textiles, and a collection of custom pieces from Aaron Poritz & Morris Adjmi through their FurnitureWorks studio. Wall coverings are by Lewis & Wood and Farrow & Ball, and vintage rugs were selected in collaboration with Old New House. The lobby is an eclectic mix of classic and contemporary furniture, including BDDW, Ocher, Gubi, Lawson-Fenning, and custom pieces by Ben Johnson. Through The Pinch is an assortment of vintage found objects, living plants and books. The main lobby’s outdoor terrace features a wood-burning fireplace and custom furniture from Casamidy.
The hotel will also be home to two full-service restaurants opening later this summer: Le Quinte, a turn-of-the-century oyster house and bar with a direct connection to the main building lobby; as well as a destination restaurant located across Ellis Alley in the Lequeux-Williams House, a 19th-century freestanding neoclassical house, both designed by Philadelphia-based firm Method Studios in collaboration with Stokes Architecture . The Quinte will be rooted in the ceremony and traditions of British oyster bars and cocktail establishments, with a gleaming 18-seater marble bar, showcasing an ever-changing daily menu of the freshest seafood available. Adjacent to the Quinte will be the full-service restaurant on the ground floor of Maison Lequeux-Williams. The restaurant will be based on French fundamentals and soulful Charleston cuisine, inspired by the seasons and curated using meticulously selected ingredients from local vendors that make up the fabric of the community. It will include several separate dining areas: an intimate bar and dining room located in the former carriage house with a wood-burning fireplace, original pine floors and a copper bar. The main dining room located in the former residence of the main house consists of two rooms on each floor, both with their own restored original fireplace, while the second floor features an intimate six-seater bar. Behind the shed in the backyard of the Lequeux-Williams house will be the courtyard garden, which will feature an outdoor bar as well as forty outdoor patio seating providing an ideal environment for drinks and bites throughout. afternoon and evening. Both restaurants will feature beverage programs that feature quality craft cocktails as well as a curated list of local beers and an extensive wine selection with a focus on French and European producers.
Located in the heart of downtown Charleston at the bustling intersection of King & George Street in the Ansonborough neighborhood, The Pinch is situated in a prime location within walking distance of high-end retail stores, a music scene bustling fine dining, the College of Charleston and close to many historic attractions. With a rich history, Charleston is today America’s most beautifully preserved architectural and historic treasure, home to a thriving spirit of hospitality that is felt in its welcoming and romantic neighborhoods, preserved architecture, award-winning restaurants, and resurgence of a flourishing culture and art. stage.
The Charleston pinch
36 George Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29401