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Clemson’s Premier Boutique Hotel Celebrates Grand Opening Event 

CLEMSON, SC | August 17th, 2017 –Clemson’s newest boutique hotel, The Abernathy, celebrated its Grand Opening event on Tuesday, August 15th. The event featured entertainment from the Clemson Cheerleaders and the Clemson Tiger, while guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. The hotel welcomed influencers from the community including Clemson’s Mayor, J.C. Cook, and Clemson Head Football Coach, Dabo Swinney, who has endorsed the hotel. Swinney spoke on The Abernathy’s true Clemson spirit and his connection to the property at the event. “This place is special. Genuinely welcoming. A true sense of belonging,” said Dabo Swinney. 

Named after Clemson’s late, long-time mayor, Larry Abernathy, The Abernathy aims to embody not only the community, but also the spirit of the town, which values southern charm and hospitality.  The Abernathy credits the late mayor as inspiration to reflect the best of Clemson’s past, present and future.  

“We look forward to giving our guests a truly memorable and lasting experience during their time here in Clemson.” Said Gary Cohen, General Manager of The Abernathy. 

With pet friendly accommodations and 41 guest rooms, every guest is treated with the highest level of hospitality and true Clemson Spirit. The Abernathy prides itself on providing the complete “Clemson Experience”, from featuring world famous Clemson Blue Cheese to serving Clemson inspired specialty cocktails.  

The Abernathy allows guests a unique stay in the heart of Clemson with the addition of a luxurious hotel experience,” said Tom Winkopp, owner of Tom Winkopp Realtor and Developer LLC. 

As a part of the celebration, The Abernathy is currently offering a Grand Opening Package for guests which includes special welcome amenities including Clemson’s famous Blue Cheese, a bottle of red wine and a $15 credit toward their TAPs bar and café. For more information visit TheAbernathy.com


About The Abernathy 

Located one block from Memorial Stadium at 157 Old Greenville Highway, Clemson, SC 29631, The Abernathy is a new premier boutique hotel that pays homage to the rich history and cherished traditions of Clemson. The Abernathy features 41 guest rooms, along with an array of public spaces including a VIP hospitality suite and TAPS Bar & Café. Named after the late Larry Abernathy, the city’s longtime mayor and university professor, the hotel weaves surprises and delights unique to Clemson throughout the guest experience.  

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