A property dedicated to Clemson tradition and pride, The Abernathy is located one block from The Frank Howard Field – Clemson University’s football stadium – giving returning alumni, parents and prospective students easy access to the university, athletic events and downtown shopping and entertainment. Consisting of 41 rooms, The Abernathy will include oversized, modern single bedroom accommodations with kitchenettes and living space to accommodate larger families. For business travelers, a board room will be available for meetings and events.
Continuing the legacy of hotel namesake Larry Abernathy, the city’s late, long-time mayor and adjunct university professor, The Abernathy will implement localized programs that connect guests with the Clemson community through activities ranging from performances by local musicians to sponsored book clubs and author readings. Maintaining Clemson traditions, staff uniforms will include orange handkerchiefs, two dollar bills will be given as change and during home football games the hotel will hold group gatherings and walkovers to the stadium. Further symbolizing hometown pride, the hotel lobby bar will feature Clemson-inspired cocktails and the Grab & Go Café will offer South Carolina favorites such as sweet iced tea alongside orange and purple sweets and famed Clemson blue cheese creations. In order to acquaint new visitors with the destination, an interactive display will feature illustrated city and campus maps, virtual tours, live university news and sports schedules/standings. Staff will also be available to share suggested area activities including hiking trails, running paths and golf courses.
Providing further benefit to those connected with Clemson University, The Abernathy will offer alumni discounts, class ring identification and a faculty membership with special privileges including occasional meet-and-greets with visiting dignitaries. Easily accessible for any traveler, guests can reach The Abernathy via Clemson’s Amtrak station or the three nearby airports: Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport.