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Greenville, SC, United States, 2010/04/13 - The Westin Poinsett, Greenville held a conservative ribbon-cutting ceremony last Thursday, April 8th revealing its new meeting space, the Card Room.
Located at the front of the hotel, the Card Room is an additional 900 square feet of function space with natural light overlooking Main Street that will be used to host meetings, cocktail receptions and other food or beverage events. The new room, formerly Twigs Florist, adds to the hotel’s existing seven other facilities that include two grand ballrooms, four meeting rooms and Spoonbread Restaurant.
Its unique name was coined by Charles Chamberlain, Executive Vice President of Corporate Banking at Carolina First. The moniker pays tribute to Greenville’s rich history in the textile industry. The hotel was originally built in 1924 to provide rooms for visitors to Greenville’s annual Southern Textile Exposition. The term “carding” refers to a room located within textile mills where fibers were processed by hand and later, by machine to break up clumps of fiber and align them so that they are parallel to one another.
Tim Paulus, Director of Sales and Marketing at the hotel said, “This is a great addition for us. We’ve added more function space for our guests and its prime, Main Street location is a great selling component.”
To learn more about The Westin Poinsett’s meeting and event facilities, visit westinpoinsettgreenville.com/.
About the Westin Poinsett Hotel
Constructed by W.L Stoddard in 1925, The Westin Poinsett Hotel (westinpoinsettgreenville.com) boasts historic 1920’s elegance and charm paired with renovated facilities. Situated around a newly renovated downtown, they are just paces from more than 100 shops, restaurants and other attractions like The Peace Center for the Performing Arts, Falls Park on the Reedy River, and the Bi-Lo Center. Offering 200 guestrooms, its historic heritage is reflected in the meticulously restored interiors, designed to capture the original architecture and offer modern-day amenities. For more information on The Westin Poinsett Hotel call 864-421-9700 or visit the website.
About Westin Hotels & Resorts
Westin Hotels & Resorts, with more than 145 hotels and resorts in more than 29 countries and territories, is owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT). Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (starwoodhotels.com) is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with approximately 850 properties in more than 95 countries and 145,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood® Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels and resorts with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, Sheraton®, Westin®, Four Points® by Sheraton, W®, Le Méridien® and the recently announced AloftSM and ElementSM Hotels. Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts.