North Augusta Crowne Plaza set to open next month
One month is left until the opening of the Crowne Plaza hotel, the newest addition to Riverside Village in North Augusta.
The hotel, which has 180 guest rooms and around 17,500 square feet of meeting space, is set to open for business on Dec. 27, and has business planned for the new year.
David Sulak, director of sales and marketing for the hotel, said there is currently about $1.4 million worth of revenue for the hotel in 2019.
“Of course we will be a player like everyone else in Augusta regarding the Masters Tournament,” he said.
The meeting space includes a ballroom, pre-function space, an outdoor conference area and multi-purpose breakout rooms.
Sulak said they have had multiple requests for New Year’s Eve events, and have some groups waiting to do their Christmas events in January.
The hotel will also include a hotel and rooftop bar that can be enjoyed by guests and locals alike.
Salt + Marrow Kitchen is a restaurant that will include a Grillworks grill system, which is a wood-burning system that controls the temperature based on how closed the cooking surface is to the flame.
Sulak has described Salt + Marrow not as a hotel restaurant, but a restaurant that happens to be in a hotel.
“The ability to have a restaurant that’s of the caliber of Salt + Marrow inside of a hotel is something that we’re getting a lot of excitement about, something we’re getting a lot of feedback from,” Sulak said.
The rooftop bar, Jackson’s Bluff, will be open for hotel guests and others everyday at 4 p.m., but is also able to be rented out on Sundays and Mondays.
Sulak said the bar would have “beautiful views of the baseball stadium, the river, and most importantly, sunsets.”
Sulak said the North Augusta Crowne Plaza is the first that has been built from the ground up in 10 years, and said it’s easy to see when you walk around the hotel from the color scheme, design and ambience.
Crowne Plaza North Augusta is located in Riverside Village along the Savannah River and is neighbors with SRP Park, the new Augusta GreenJackets stadium.