FAQ

Why should I attend the CNI Annual Conference? 

  • Networking with industry colleagues
  • Strenghten relationships and build new ones

  • Meet CNI memebers from all over the United States 

What should I know about Charleston? 

  • The average temparature range in January is 43 °F – 57 °F

  • Three facts you didnt know about Charleston

    • Charleston was the fourth largest city in colonial America, and the wealthiest!

    • Charleston boasts the first public college, museum, and playhouse in the U.S.

    • The first golf club in America was established in Charleston in 1787.

  • The hotel is located 12 miles from the Charleston airport. Approx. driving time 20 minutes.

  • You will be located in the city center. Most of the attractions are in walking distance such as

    • The Battery

    • The Ravenel Bridge (Cooper River Bridge)

    • Waterfront Park and the Pineapple Fountain

    • Rainbow Row

    • City Market

Where to eat in Charleston?

 

Evening events including Saturday Welcome reception and Monday night dinner and entertainment will be offered by CNI.

 

Below are some additional dining options if you would like to explore the city.

Husk

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Gaulart & Maliclet/Fast & French

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Le Farfalle

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Charleston Grill

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FIG

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167 Raw

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Swig & Swine

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Anson Restaurant

Click here for sume further suggestions on great dining opportunities. Due to the size of our group and the area, reservations are highly recommended.
 

Where to shop?

  • The Shops at Belmond Charleston Place: Located within the Charleston Place Hotel's East and West Wings, the Shops at Charleston Place connect a space between King and Meeting streets with well known high end brands like Tommy Bahama, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Godiva. Eat at one of Charleston Place Hotel's four star restaurants, or visit the Spa at Charleston Place, to relax post-shopping.
  • King street: Enjoy the charming atmosphere of the Historic District as you stroll from store to store on one of the city's best shopping destinations. Popular retailers such as Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma, Abercrombie & Fitch and Ann Taylor fill storefronts, and there's also a notable section of antique galleries on the upper end of the neighborhood.

  • City public market: No trip to Charleston is complete without browsing the many booths of this open-air market. For sale is everything from local art, jewelry, clothing, and furnishings to those wonderful sweetgrass baskets that Charleston is known for. You can even watch Gullah women hand-make these top-quality treasures. Most merchants do not start selling their wares until 9:30am.

Houses of Worship

Leisure activities

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens:

Come see why Magnolia is SC’s “Most Visited Plantation” and why Magnolia is the only garden in South Carolina selected as one of “America’s Most Beautiful Gardens. [Visit the website]

 

​Historic Home Tour: 

Imagine waltzing across a ballroom during the age of corsets and kid gloves at one of downtown's most historic dwellings. Exceptionally preserved in its structure, furniture, and decor, The Aiken-Rhett House illustrates what life was like for some of Charleston's most illustrious families during the 1800s. [Visit the website]

Take a Boat Tour to Fort Sumter:

Charleston is known as the place where the first shots of the American Civil War were fired, and the actual location of that first battle was Fort Sumter, situated on an island in Charleston Harbor. Captured by Confederate forces after a 34 hour battle, its strategic importance meant that it would continue to see battle throughout the rest of the war. [Visit the website]

Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride:
Licensed Guides in the Red Sash team up with beautiful draft horses to reveal the history and charm of Charleston. [Visit the website]

Hotel

Uncover the best of Charleston before returning to a warm welcome in the heart of the historic district.
The hotel exudes 17th-century nobility. You'll be greeted by a striking bronze fountain. The lobby enchants with its Georgian open-arm staircase, Italian marble floors and glistening chandelier. Set back from the street, we also enjoy a rare cosmopolitan serenity. Urban living never felt so good.

 

www.belmond.com

Belmond Charleston Place
205 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Phone: +1 843-722-4900

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