Charleston is home to the nation’s premier performing arts festival, Spoleto Festival USA. Every Spring, the Spoleto Festival puts on a 17-day celebration of international arts. The 2018 festival from May 25th to June 10 marks the festival’s 42nd season. The long-standing tradition brings world-renowned artists and emerging performers to the Holy City for dozens of unique shows. The festival features opera, theater, and dance performers as well as chamber, symphonic, choral, and jazz musicians. Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Gian Carlo Menotti brought the festival over from Spoleto, Italy in 1977. He selected Charleston as the host city because of its unmatched charm and multitude of churches and theaters.
Zero George Hotel is at the center of it all. Spoleto Festival USA‘s headquarters are right down the street from us! Plus, we are across the street from the Gaillard Center, a world-class performance hall that hosts several Spoleto shows. After you attend a show, continue your fine arts experience with Executive Chef Vinson Petrillo’s artisan fare. Stop by for pre-theater dining or post-performance drinks. If you’re traveling to Charleston for the festival, book a room at our premier boutique hotel.