New York Times – Five Places To Visit In Greenville, S.C.
Greenville, S.C., near the Blue Ridge Mountains, has emerged as a buzzy destination for the culinary and creative arts after years of economic growth and urban revitalization. One of the Upcountrycity’s most intriguing areas is West Greenville, the former hub of the city’s textile production. In recent years, the enclave known as “The Village” of West Greenville has been transformed into an artistic and entrepreneurial district with an eclectic mix of small businesses.
Albert Mertz has overseen lavish hotels in the most glamorous cities and locales in the world. Now he’s excited to be in Greenville taking the helm of a family legacy project – Hotel A new level of luxury is coming to Greenville with the opening of the Hotel Hartness on the city’s east side. The hotel’s General Manager Albert Mertz has worked with global brands such as Ritz-Carlton and Mandarin Oriental. As an experienced hotelier, he has a distinguished thirty-year history in all aspects of hotel management. TOWN magazine asked Mertz to showcase the vision for this new bespoke resort which will include places to drink, dine, spa, and stay.
Condé Nast Traveler again lists Greenville as one of America’s best small cities, according to the venerable travel magazine’s 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards.