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A lot has happened over the past few years, but one industry that has remained resilient is the hotel industry. Travel + Leisure recently released its “It List” which features the best new hotels around the world.

It’s always cool when something in the Carolinas makes this list. One North Carolina hotel and one South Carolina hotel made this year’s list!

The Post House in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina was on the list. Travel + Leisure said this about the boutique hotel:

“If discovering the “real Charleston” feels ever-fleeting, start by crossing a few bridges. Across the harbor from the peninsula, Mount Pleasant’s historic Old Village is a charming place for an evening stroll. The Post House has long served as the neighborhood inn, offering seven rooms for travelers seeking a quiet respite within walking distance of Shem Creek. In 2020, designer and restaurateur couple Ben and Kate Towill reopened the boutique hotel after a renovation that gave each room unique appeal, without kitschy themes or over-altering the 1896 building. On the third floor, Room 5’s skylight lets you shower under the stars before relaxing with the latest issue of Surfer’s Journal on a king-size Wright mattress. Below, Room 2 includes wall-to-wall windows that gaze out on the village below. Botanical wallpaper and elegant fixtures add to the refined, homey aura, but it’s the first-floor restaurant that fully elevates the experience, where local fish-and-shrimp curry and buttermilk pie will tempt you to cancel the next evening’s downtown reservation.”

In North Carolina, Heights House Hotel made the list. Travel + Leisure said this about the boutique hotel:

“In Raleigh’s Boylan Heights neighborhood, Sarah and Jeff Shepherd have transformed an 1860 Italianate mansion. It is an architectural wonder: the veranda looks out on old-growth trees; the foyer rises to a stained-glass cupola; arched windows meet 15-foot ceilings and flood breakfast with sunlight, and the five guestrooms are finished in lime-washed walls and earth-toned furnishings. Four rooms in an addition have an Art Deco vibe. Guests can now reserve seats in the parlor for evening cocktails. During the in-between hours, they can peruse the curios tucked into the library’s bookshelves.”