Morris Adjmi Architects

ROOST King & George

34,000 square feet
3 stories, 26 keys
Charleston, South Carolina
2022

King & George is a unique hospitality development that occupies a prominent intersection within Charleston's highly sought-after “Lower King” neighborhood. Three buildings, one new and two restored, face a common mews that services the entrance to the luxury "apartment hotel".

MA’s introduction to Charleston includes not one but two unique hospitality projects on historic King Street: King & George and 529 King. Developed with longtime collaborator Method Co., both projects are being designed to offer the brand’s signature extended-stay experience that provides guests with idyllic temporary living environments. And while both projects were designed to meet Method’s high-quality brand standards, each project is distinct in its architectural interpretation of King Street’s historic and contemporary contexts. The projects are also distinct in the types of units and amenities offered, as each building is designed to cater to a different set of guest experiences.

King & George is composed of three 3-story buildings: one new and two existing buildings to be restored. The three buildings face a common mews that services the entrance to the apartment hotel, which has been designed to encompass an assortment of extended stay guest suites including a mix of studios and 1- and 2-bedroom units. The development will also feature a beautiful ground floor restaurant and a small courtyard that opens to the mews. 

One of the existing buildings is a Federal-style brick structure, while the other existing building is stucco. MA’s façade designs for the new buildings, featuring contextual limestone, historically appropriate windows with wooden details, and a painted wood retail storefront, were quickly approved by Charleston's Board of Architectural Review.