Buildings & Beyond

The Cooper

Charleston, South Carolina
225-room hotel, 20,000 SF of event space
Extending waterfront park for public access

Downtown Charleston's Only Waterfront Hotel

Named for the river forever in its gaze, The Cooper is the only luxury waterfront hotel in the vibrant heart of the Charleston peninsula. The six-story riverside hotel is the first extraordinary step in the reimagining of Charleston’s storied waterfront. A modern yet timeless expression of authentic Charleston, The Cooper connects guests, residents, visitors, and the world to its vibrant downtown and dynamic waterfront. Fresh, airy, sun-drenched guest rooms and suites, a wellness spa, infinity pool, even venues, five creative culinary destinations, boutique shops, green spaces, and the hotel’s own marina create a legendary waterfront destination centered around nature and wellbeing.

The hotel draws its design inspiration from its French Quarter surroundings.  In addition to 12,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space, The Cooper will also include a 7,000-square-foot full-service spa and fitness center, nearly 20,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor event space, and an outdoor infinity-edge resort pool with views of the harbor and the historic downtown skyline.

The Cooper will also feature extensive food and beverage offerings, including a waterfront cafe, a rooftop lounge with a dedicated public elevator from the park, a ground floor casual outlet and a signature restaurant all offering commanding water views.  The property is also home to the highly popular Fleet Landing restaurant which will continue to operate in its historical waterfront location on The Cooper property.

In conjunction with The Cooper’s gracious amenities, Lowe has been working with the City of Charleston to extend the Joe Riley Waterfront Park by more than 400 feet, starting at the park’s north entrance on Concord Street and ending at Cumberland Street. As part of the park extension, Lowe will also be providing a new dock and marina facility which will allow for boat dockage and water taxi service.