Mount Pleasant Magazine May/June 2024

118 | | When my daughter Sophie and I arrived at the newly-opened boutique hotel, The George, nestled between the shimmering waters of the Pee Dee River and historic Front Street in colonial Georgetown, we were greeted by friendly doormen, reservationists and the woman at the helm of the operation, Georgetonian Christy Whitlock. As we sat on a sofa in the front window of the lobby, Whitlock shared the backstory of The George. Inspired by her stay at the Hotel Florence, a development that revitalized Florence’s entire downtown area, she conceived the idea of bringing the first boutique hotel in 50 years to the already charming downtown district of Georgetown. The George Lowcountry elegance simplified BY SARAH ROSE dwellings