In 2016, the 120,000 SF Dewberry hotel opened in the renovated and repurposed former L. Mendel Rivers Federal Building. Originally constructed as a General Service Administration office building, this mid-century modern structure is located on two acres across from Marion Square on Meeting Street.
This five-star hotel was brought to life over the course of eight years, and offers 155 luxurious guest rooms. The hotel features a Southern dining, a bar, an urban oasis spa, a ballroom, and an 8th floor rooftop terrace.
Although the building’s interior was largely recreated, the marble-and-brick facade has remained largely intact, thereby preserving the architectural integrity of this John F. Kennedy commissioned mid-century building, and lives as the table tops on Henrietta’s outdoor rooftop dining terrace.