Hotel Hartness

  • Prize
    Winner in Interior Design - Hospitality: Hotel and Resort
  • Company/Firm
    Sims Patrick Studio Inc.
  • Lead Designer
    Jenny Rutledge & Melissa Wylie
  • Design Team
    Libby Patrick, Kristiina Peterson
  • Architect
    C+CT Design Studios
  • Interior Designer
    Sims Patrick Studio
  • Lighting Designer
  • Const. Company
    Winter Construction
  • Photographer Credit
    Brandon Barre
  • Location
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Client
    Sean Hartness - Hartness Holdings
  • Project Date

The Hotel Hartness is the Greenville, South Carolina region’s newest premier boutique hotel. Located on the existing Hartness Living Development and building off the prominent Hartness family’s decades-long history in the area, the hotel sits on 400 acres of rolling meadows, lakes, trails, and pecan groves. The hotel’s design concept relates directly to this idyllic setting, incorporating nods to nature and the environment throughout. Each of the many spaces within explore how light, textures, local woods, and foliage can provide a space with depth and meaning, as well as how this changes at different points throughout the day.

Overall, the design team created an engaging and delightful space for guests and the local community to come together and create long lasting memories. Building off of the rich history of local charity, community, and friendship that is synonymous with the Hartness family name, the Hotel Hartness blends the location’s past with a modern spirit. Offering 73 luxurious suites, a conference center and ballroom, a waterside restaurant, and a world-class luxury spa, the Hotel Hartness is one of South Carolina’s most sought-after hospitality destinations.

Sims Patrick Studio (SPS) is a woman-owned and led global interior design studio based in Atlanta,
Georgia. Our team has a combined total of over 90+ years of experience in the interior architecture
and design industry. We specialize in turning our clients’ vision into three-dimensional narratives,
which connect emotionally with guests, and perhaps most importantly, create memories that spark
return visits.

Other prizes
Hospitality Design (HD) Platinum Circle Award, Libby Sims Patrick 2023 Hospitality Design (HD) Awards • The Terrace Hotel Restorations, Transformations, Conversions 2022 Boutique Lifestyle and Leaders Association • The Grady Hotel Boutique Hotel Design Project 2021 • The Grady Hotel Boutique Hotel Under 100 Rooms 2021 IIDA Georgia Best of the Best (B.o.B.) Award • Crowne Plaza N Augusta Best Overall; Best of Hospitality Winner 2020 • Elbert Hotel Best of Play/Hospitality Winner 2018 • Sonesta Philadelphia Large Hospitality Winner 2015 • The Mews at Graylyn Small Hospitality Winner 2014 Boutique Design Gold Key Award • The Kelly, Tapestry by Hilton Best Guestroom Midscale Winner 2022 • The Kelly, Tapestry by Hilton Best Hotel Midscale Finalist 2022 • The Grady Hotel Best Hotel Upper Midscale Finalist 2021 • The Grady Hotel Best Lobby Upper Midscale Finalist 2021 • The Glenn Hotel Best Lobby Upper Midscale Finalist 2021 • Belleview Inn Best Lobby Midscale Finalist 2020 NEWH TopID Firm Award 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022, 2023