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Paragon Hotel Company Set To Expand With New Hotel In Seneca/Clemson

May 07, 2019 09:49AM ● By Kathleen Maris

Paragon Hotel Company (PHC), one of South Carolina’s fastest-growing hotel development and management companies, will open a Tru by Hilton in Seneca/Clemson, located in the northwest corner of South Carolina, north of Anderson, and southwest of Greenville. Clemson lies between Lake Keowee and Lake Hartwell, near Pendleton and Seneca.

The latest addition to PHC’s growing multi-state holdings is set to open May 2nd at 13050 Clemson Boulevard in Seneca, conveniently located close to Hartwell Village shopping center and Clemson University. The 98-room hotel, to be called Tru by Hilton Seneca/Clemson, joins a collection of 20 other properties in Paragon’s expansive portfolio.

Tru by Hilton promises guests a simplified and spirited stay, grounded in value. Developed from the ground up using consumer and owner feedback, Tru by Hilton is a game-changer that appeals cross-generationally to travelers looking for an innovative, affordable hotel experience.

Tru by Hilton Seneca Clemson features the amenities and experiences that matter most to guests, including comfortable beds; smaller, more efficiently designed rooms with a mobile desk; large bathrooms with premium bath amenities; top-rate in-room entertainment; 55” TVs in every room; an expanded channel lineup; one of the largest internet circuits of all area hotels; a complimentary build-your-own "Top It" breakfast bar with healthy, sweet, and savory items; a 2,880-square-foot lobby with areas for guests to work, play games, eat, and lounge; and a 24/7 "Eat. & Sip." market with gourmet snacks and drinks. The hotel experience is enabled by technology including mobile check-in, Digital Key, super-fast free Wi-Fi, remote printing, a social media wall, lobby tablets, and accessibility to outlets everywhere. Additionally, Tru by Hilton properties offer fitness centers that leverage the latest fitness trends including barre, TRX bands, free weights, and cardio and flexibility gear.

PHC’s new hotel is located just minutes from Clemson University. Founded in 1889, Clemson is the second-largest university in student population in South Carolina.

A local hotelier, Tracy Brain will serve as the new property’s General Manager. “We are extremely proud to join the Tru by Hilton brand and introduce travelers to this new and exciting lodging option. Our ideal location, unique set of offerings and affordable price makes us a desirable choice for guests visiting the Clemson-Seneca area.”

PHC developed its first property in Anderson SC in 1991 and has earned multiple national awards from its branded hotels. The Tru brand falls under the Hilton family of 15 brands, with 5,500 properties and 894,000 guest rooms in more than 109 countries.  

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