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Along with the Columbia Marriott Downtown
and the Sheraton Columbia Downtown (featured
on pg. 48), these five hotels offer some of the top
options for groups meeting in Columbia:
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Columbia of-
fers 237 guest rooms, complimentary airport trans-
portation, a fitness center, outdoor swimming pool,
wired and wireless Internet access and more than
22,000 square feet of meeting space.
The Four-Diamond Hilton Columbia
Center offers 222 guest rooms and 6,000 square
feet of event space and has consistently ranked
in the top five for Hilton Brands worldwide.
Located in the Congaree Vista entertainment area
and adjacent to the Columbia Convention Center,
the pet-friendly property offers an on-site Ruth's
Chris and complimentary Internet access.
Located on campus of the University of South
Carolina, the Inn at USC (University of South
Carolina) offers 117 guest rooms and suites as
well as more than 3,000 square feet of event
space, including six meeting rooms and a large
courtyard. Among the amenities, the inn serves
complimentary, cooked-to-order breakfasts.
The Inn at Claussen's, once known as Claussen's
Bakery, is a landmark in Columbia and is listed on
the National Register of Historic Places. Architec-
tural elements, including many of the original
hardwood floors, were carefully preserved during
the renovation to maintain the building's history
while creating a luxury hotel with modern-day
amenities. The 29-room boutique property is ideal
for small groups.
The Clarion Hotel Downtown offers 86 guest
rooms and 9,300 square feet of flexible meeting
space. The largest meeting room, the Palmetto
Ballroom, is 5,616 square feet. The property
recently renovated its pool area. ■
E D I T O R ' S
COLUMBIA is a dynamic meetings
destination that is centrally located along the
East Coast and provides groups with the
perfect blend of Southern charm and city
"The South's new meetings hot spot!
New and renovated restaurants,
ample accommodations plus vibrant
business districts await you."
"Centrally located in South
Carolina's historic state capital,
our convention center is in the middle
of an exciting urban scene."
DoubleTree by Hilton Columbia
"The Doubletree Columbia offers
237 rooms and suites, and features
22,000 square feet of meeting space
Riverbanks Zoo & Garden
Columbia Marriott Downtown
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Stay & Meet In The Capital City
Where To Eat & Be Merry!
Motor Supply Company Bistro has been serving the finest and most diverse culinary dishes in
the heart of Columbiaʼs Congaree Vista since 1989. The menu changes daily for lunch and
dinner, and includes an eclectic blend of Contemporary American, French, Italian and Asian
cuisine…something for everyoneʼs palate.