Sweetgrass Inn to open at Wild Dunes Resort in spring 2021

August 18, 2020

Lowe, the developer behind Isle of Palms’ Wild Dunes Resort and The Cooper in downtown Charleston, formally announced the name and details of the newest hotel currently under construction at Wild Dunes Resort. Set to open in spring 2021, Sweetgrass Inn is inspired by the native sweetgrass found throughout the Lowcountry’s barrier islands and is intrinsically tied to Wild Dunes Resort’s island setting.

“Lowe is excited to add another asset to this beloved resort community that we have owned and managed for 30 years,” said Dan Battista, Senior Vice President and Southeast Regional Leader at Lowe. “We are honored to continue our longstanding commitment to excellence and the tradition of delivering world-class properties to the Charleston region.”

In addition to Sweetgrass Inn’s name, the hotel’s event spaces and dining options are also inspired by Lowcountry fauna and history. The lobby bar, Oystercatcher, is named for the native bird found across the sea islands. The 8,000-square-foot grand ballroom and terrace space, Osprey Ballroom & Terrace, is named for one of the Lowcountry’s most recognizable birds, and the Avocet Boardroom is named for the birds that form habitats in the Lowcountry’s shallow wetlands. The 6,000-square-foot Indigo Room & Rooftop, which offers outstanding ocean views, is inspired by the crop grown in early South Carolina to produce blue dye for use in the textile industry.

With 153 spacious guestrooms, Sweetgrass Inn will feature state-of-the-art amenities including an expanded outdoor pool deck with a freestanding bar and restaurant, The Jetty, as well as Sweetgrass Spa & Wellness, a 10,000-square-foot destination spa with 14 treatment rooms and lounge space. The resort’s current fitness center in the Village will also be replaced with a new 2,750-square-foot, state-of-the art fitness center.

Sweetgrass Inn will also include a new, designated resort entrance and welcome center, allowing for a more customized and guest-friendly arrival experience. Currently, the entire Wild Dunes Resort community shares one arrival entrance and gate.



Sweetgrass Inn, Wild Dunes Resort’s new 153-room hotel in the South Carolina Lowcountry, is scheduled to be completed in Spring 2021. Currently under construction, Sweetgrass Inn will encompass four acres and will feature state-of-the-art amenities including 30,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space, an 8,000 square-foot grand ballroom with pre-function and terrace event space, a 3,000 square-foot rooftop ballroom with a 6,000 square-foot terrace featuring stunning ocean views, a lobby lounge, expanded pools with jacuzzies, a kids splash pad, poolside restaurant and bar, a 10,000 square-foot luxurious spa and salon with 14-treatment rooms, a top-notch 2,750 square-foot fitness center, retail space and more.


Lowe is a leading national real estate investment, development and management firm. Over the past 48 years, it has developed, acquired or managed more than $32 billion of real estate assets nationwide as it pursued its mission to build value in real estate by creating innovative, lasting environments and meaningful experiences that connect people and place. Lowe currently has more than $2 billion in commercial real estate projects in the pipeline or under development. In addition to its Los Angeles headquarters, Lowe maintains regional offices in Southern California, Northern California, Charleston, Denver, Seattle, and Washington, DC. For more information visit www.Lowe-RE.com.