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Gibbes Museum of Art and Charleston Place Hotel Announce Art Lovers' Private Access Package

Luxury Accommodations Paired with Private Tour

(August 18, 2011 - Charleston, South Carolina) - Charleston’s signature art museum, the Gibbes Museum of Art, has partnered with the first-class Charleston Place Hotel to offer an exclusive package for art connoisseurs. The Art Lovers' Private Access Package includes Sunday night accommodations at Charleston Place, followed by breakfast Monday morning at the hotel’s Four Diamond Palmetto Café, and then a private curator-led tour of the Gibbes on a day that the museum is closed to the general public.

“Charleston is a city with vast cultural riches and the Gibbes Museum of Art’s 10,000 object collection reflects that rich history. A visit to our museum is a great way to learn about Charleston’s history through the visual and decorative arts. This package with Charleston Place Hotel offers visitors the unique opportunity of touring the museum privately with an expert on southern art,” said Gibbes Executive Director and Chief Curator Angela D. Mack.

The Art Lovers' Private Access Package starts at $320 per room per night and includes
• Luxury accommodations
• Private access tour for two of the Gibbes Museum of Art
• $40 credit towards ŕ la carte breakfast for two in the
Palmetto Café daily
• Valet parking for one car
• High speed Internet access
• Daily newspaper

To book the package, visit or call 888-635-2350. Please note that the tour is not available on Mondays that follow a federal holiday.

Consistently ranked among the best hotels in the world by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler, and Travel + Leisure magazines, Charleston Place evokes the feeling of a grand 17th century residence, from its lush personal suites to the Italian marble lobby with its signature Georgian Open Arm staircase and 12-foot crystal chandelier. The staff of Charleston Place is dedicated to indulging its guests with the finest in Southern hospitality. Guests can enjoy the hotel’s full service spa and horizon-edge swimming pool with retractable glass roof. Charleston Place is centrally located, surrounded by historic homes and buildings, and within strolling distance of the city’s delightful shops, galleries, and restaurants.

Established as the Carolina Art Association in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art opened its doors to the public in 1905 in historic Charleston, S.C. The Gibbes houses one of the foremost collections of American Art from the 18th century to the present. The Gibbes is currently undergoing major renovations and will reopen in the spring of 2016. The renovated museum will properly showcase its extensive collections and will feature an admission-free ground floor, providing a place to watch artists at work in studios and stroll through a world-class garden.

135 Meeting Street | Charleston, SC | 29401