CHARLESTON, SC--(Marketwired - May 23, 2013) -  Some celebrate spring's arrival with a little cleaning or perhaps some gardening. In Charleston, the season gets a more artistic start with the annual Spoleto Festival, taking place May 24th through June 9th just steps from this downtown Charleston hotel.

For 17 days and 17 nights, the performing arts festival fills churches, outdoor venues and historic theaters near the Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel with the sounds of jazz, symphonic and chamber music, and the beauty of opera, theater and dance performances. Celebrating its 17th year, the festival introduces new talent and has hosted big names, including Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Joshua Bell, Yo-Yo Ma, the Emerson String Quartet, Emanuel Ax and Renée Flemming early in their careers.

The festival, minutes from this Charleston, SC hotel, was created in 1977 as the American version of the Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy. Today the Charleston event is one of the world's leading festivals and presents more than 200 world or American premieres. To learn more about the Spoleto Festival, visit

Those looking for convenient Charleston, SC accommodations for the festival will find an elegant setting and modern amenities at this downtown boutique hotel. Within walking distance of many performance venues, it's a great place for guests to relax between shows. Take a quick nap on luxurious bedding, catch up with the office using free Wi-Fi at the Lounge at Wentworth Grill or refuel with a delicious meal of crab cakes, mussels and other local specialties at Wentworth Grill.

About the Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel
In the heart of the city's historic downtown quarter is a boutique hotel that marries the elegant past of this Southern city with the needs of today's modern traveler. The Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel puts guests just minutes from the City Market, shopping on King Street, the Spoleto Festival and the College of Charleston, making it the perfect place from which to explore. After a day of sightseeing or meetings, this AAA Four Diamond hotel offers comfortable, stylish accommodations, many with beautiful views of the surrounding area. Each room is outfitted with a desk, high-speed Internet access and a coffee/tea maker for those working on deadlines. When it comes time to unwind, sink into luxurious bedding, take a bath in the marble bathroom, order room service or see what's playing on the 32-inch flat-screen HDTV. Active guests can stay on track with the fitness center and heated outdoor pool. Stopping over before or after a cruise? This luxury hotel is close to the Port of Charleston. In a city known for its rich culinary traditions, the Charleston, DC hotel's downtown restaurant features low-country specialties such as crab cakes and mussels at the Wentworth Grill. Those who want to combine their meal with a meeting can connect with clients and free Wi-Fi at the Lounge at Wentworth Grill; its fireside and patio seating, specialty cocktails and gourmet appetizers are great for after-work gatherings. For more formal meetings, this downtown hotel features five event spaces; its largest can seat up to 200 guests.

Contact Information:

Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel
68 Wentworth Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29401