The Sea Island Cloister Hotel

In 2006, ADG served as the design architects on a replacement for the much beloved but deteriorated original Cloister hotel designed in the early 20’s by Addison Misner. With a painstaking effort by the development team, the new hotel preserves and respects the best of the old, including the reconstruction of the original Spanish Lounge, while creating spectacular new amenities which now take better advantage of the setting on the Black Banks River.

While flood requirements necessitated elevating the new hotel, all of the giant historic oaks were relocated and preserved. Throughout the hotel, there is extensive use of heavy timber, coral and cast stone, reflecting the storied architectural vocabulary of the original hotel. This Forbes 5 star hotel includes 33 guest suites in the Main Building and 68 guest rooms in the attached North and South Buildings. The Plantation Center provides a variety of Meeting and Banquet Facilities accommodating banquets up to 300 guests. Extensive award winning dining and lounge facilities overlook the river and yacht facilities. Guests enjoy the nearby Cloister Spa and Fitness Facility and Beach Club.


Photography by: Hambright & Associates Design

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