Feb. 25, 2021 ANDERSON, SC. – Paragon Hotel Company is proud to announce the opening of a Residence Inn by Marriott Anderson/Clemson, SC located at 109 Interstate Boulevard, Anderson, SC 29621. The beautiful 94 all-suite hotel features upscale, stylish décor that offers flexibility, while creating a unique environment. Residence Inn properties are designed as all-suite hotels that offer studio and one-bedroom suites. Guests can choose from the hotel’s upgraded suites to enjoy a relaxing and productive stay while in Anderson, SC. Whether productivity or relaxation is their top priority, guests will find modern features such as the suite’s large, well-lit work desk, ergonomic chair, and complimentary high-speed internet access. Designed for stays of five nights or more, each suite also has a fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel residential-sized appliances like coffeemaker, microwave oven, dishwasher, and refrigerator. Extending the feeling of comfortable living on the road, Residence Inn by Marriott Anderson/Clemson, SC offers guests inviting and functional public spaces to relax or collaborate. Road warriors and families alike enjoy the hotel’s grocery delivery service, complimentary Wi-Fi, 24-hour onsite food and beverage market (The Market), dry cleaning services, and onsite guest laundry room. The hotel is pet-friendly and maintains a business library where guests can fax, copy and print materials, and provides guests with an outdoor swimming pool, putting green, a well-equipped fitness center and a 900 sq ft meeting room. Residence Inn by Marriott Anderson/Clemson, SC is less than 5 miles to Downtown Anderson, SC (home to Anderson University), 12 miles to Clemson, SC (home to Clemson University), and walking distance to Lake Hartwell.

Convenient to downtown Anderson and Clemson, SC and to many shops and restaurants, the hotel site is also convenient to I-85 allowing guests easy to access to Greenville, SC and Atlanta, GA. Guests choosing the Residence Inn by Marriott Anderson/Clemson, SC will be able to access nearby manufacturing facilities, businesses, as well as all that the area has to offer.

General Manager Michael Brain and Area Director of Sales Dwayne Bowes lead the team with over 40 years of combined hospitality experience and are excited to welcome guests and the community to the new property. “Our team is so excited to provide a new extended-stay option for our Anderson/Clemson, SC travelers. Whether our guests are here to visit students at Clemson or Anderson Universities, relocating to the area, or here for a vacation to Lake Hartwell, we offer everything they need to make them feel at home. Our guests will be able to enjoy everything the area has to offer,” said Brain.

Residence Inn by Marriott Anderson/Clemson, SC is located at 109 Interstate Blvd, Anderson, SC, 29621. For more information or reservations, call Residence Inn at (864) XXX XXX or visit www.marriott.com/andri.


Founded in 1995, PHC is a highly sophisticated, vertically integrated hospitality real estate investment, management, and development company based in Anderson, SC. The company’s vision, “constantly challenging the status quo,” complements its mission to acquire, develop and manage a portfolio of unique properties and lifestyle experiences for the enjoyment of guests, while delivering exceptional financial results to investors and positively impacting the surrounding communities. The company’s portfolio of more than 2,600 rooms in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, and Tennessee includes hotels within Marriott International, Hilton Worldwide, InterContinental Hotels Group, Choice Hotels International, Radisson Hotel Group, and Wyndham Worldwide franchises. To learn more, visitwww.phc-hotels.com


Residence Inn by Marriott is the global leader in the extended-stay lodging segment, with more than 864 properties located in more than 10 countries and territories. Designed for long stays, the brand offers spacious suites with separate living, working, and sleeping zones. Fully functional kitchens; grocery delivery service; 24-hour markets and complimentary breakfasts help guests maximize their time and thrive while they travel. The RI Mix evening events afford guests the opportunity to socialize and connect with the local community. Each Residence Inn offers free Wi-Fi in both public and guest spaces to ensure continuous connectivity while on the road. As a member of the Marriott International portfolio, Residence Inn is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the new name of Marriott’s travel program replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG). The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including earning points toward free hotel stays and nights toward Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, MarriottBonvoy.com. For more information or reservations, visit residence-inn.marriott.com. For travel tips, the latest on the brand or to connect with other travelers, “like” Residence Inn on Facebook and follow @ResidenceInn on Twitter and Instagram.

The Anderson Arts Center is gearing up for its 46th Annual Juried Show. This is one of the longest-running juried shows in the state of South Carolina.

A juried show is an art exhibit where multiple pieces of artwork have been submitted and a juror (judge) selects which pieces of art are to be included in the show. 

The Annual Juried show welcomes submissions of artists in nearly any medium, including painting, pastel, drawing, sculpture, pottery, basketry, graphic, wood, etc. In recent years, the Anderson Arts Center has received more than 400 pieces of art for this event with artists from at least four different states. Submissions of artwork are being accepted at the Arts Center March 25-27.

The distinguished juror for this show is Cecelia Lucas Stucker. Stucker is a native of South Carolina and has been part of the international art scene for 14 years. She founded the company, CC: Curating & Collections, in 2012 shaping five private collections in Europe and the United States, as well as curing socially minded exhibitions for galleries and museums in multiple countries.

Thanks to many generous donors and supporters, the Juried Show offers thousands of dollars in awards to artists selected for the show. The grand prize, The David Vandiver Best of Show, is a $2000 award.

Through a partnership with the City of Anderson, the Arts Center also hosts SculpTOUR in conjunction with the Juried Show. Outdoor sculpture artists are invited to participate, and this portion of the competition allows for up to six outdoor sculptures to be juried into a year-long outdoor exhibition with cash prizes of $1,000 each.

Award donors will have priority in viewing the artwork, and there will viewings by appointment before the show opens to the public. A reception and awards ceremony will be held on April 16. More information on the reception and opportunities for viewing can be found on the Arts Center’s website. Artists interested in submitting work should also visit the website at www.AndersonArts.org. For more information, email info@andersonarts.org or call 864.222.2787. The Anderson Arts Center is located at 110 Federal Street in Anderson.