About Bennett Hospitality

Bennett Hospitality, founded in 1983, is a multi-faced full-service real estate and development company, as well as a hospitality and asset management company. It is now one of the largest locally owned development companies in Charleston, South Carolina.

Many projects are developed, constructed and managed in this framework and range from award winning resort developments to the redesign and redevelopment of two city blocks, including 7 restaurants, a music hall, a golf course, and over 20 hotels ranging in locations from Charleston to Georgia to Montana.

These projects are developed with his small team of devoted and hardworking employees and family.

Michael R. Bennett

Michael Bennett started in the hospitality business in 1977 renting bicycles and mopeds to tourists. His company, Free Wheelin, was located at 108 North Market Street, current location of Planters Inn. Michael was also a bellman at The Mills House during that time. From that simple start Michael has grown his company to be the largest hospitality company in one of the top hospitality markets in the country.

Michael has developed and owns over 23 hotels in Charleston, Savannah, and Bozeman. With ownership of over 3,500 rooms, 9 restaurants, 3 bars, a music hall, golf course, and over 1500 car parking garages, Michael lives, breathes, and loves the hospitality business. With an additional 12 hotels in the pipeline where the land is owned and entitled, the future is very bright and big. With a keen eye for real estate and passion for design, Michael builds the best hotels in every competitive set.