Greater Easley and Powdersville News


Date ArticleType
1/26/2018 Press Release

Contact: Robin Ruscetta
 General Manager
Holiday Inn Express
Piedmont, S.C. 29673 |  http://www.phc-hotels.com864-832-8100/
864-832-8100 (O) |   864-680-3197(M)




ANDERSON, S.C.  – Paragon Hotel Co., one of South Carolina’s fastest-growing hotel development and management companies, will open a Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Piedmont, S.C., less than seven miles from Greenville, which is consistently ranked among America’s top cities in national publications.

The latest addition to PHC’s growing multi-state holdings is set to open March 26 at 3004 Hwy 153 in Piedmont, just off heavily traveled I-85, the major corridor linking the South’s top metropolitan hubs, Charlotte, N.C., to Atlanta, Ga. The 78-room hotel, to be called Holiday Inn Express & Suites-Greenville S-Piedmont, joins a collection of 18 other properties in Paragon’s expansive portfolio.

“With the explosive growth of the Upstate, we saw an outstanding opportunity to expand, not just our company, but our brand and what we do best: provide excellent guest services,” says PHC president Mitesh Patel.

Patel cites a 2017 U.S. Census Bureau report naming Greenville the fourth fastest-growing U.S. city, with a population increase nearing 6 percent over the year before.

In addition, he says, “More and more international companies are moving to or expanding in the Upstate, driving robust economic growth that’s benefiting our entire community and exposing this incredible area to even more people.”

PHC’s new hotel is located just 20 minutes from Donaldson Center, home to an executive airport, the South Carolina Technology & Aviation Center, and such corporate heavy-hitters as Lockheed Martin and Michelin. The hotel also happens to be just a 20-minute drive from Paragon’s headquarters in Anderson.

A local veteran hotelier, Robin Ruscetta will serve as the new property’s General Manager.

PHC developed its first property in Anderson in 1991 and has earned multiple national awards from its branded hotels. The Holiday Inn Express & Suites brand falls under the InterContinental Hotels Group’s family of 12 brands, with 5,000 properties and 744,000 guest rooms in more than 100 countries.

For more information about Paragon Hotel Company, visit

About Paragon Hotel Company

Founded in 1995, PHC is a hospitality real estate management and development company based in Anderson, SC.  The company’s vision, “constantly challenging the status quo,” complements its mission to acquire, develop and manage a portfolio of unique properties and lifestyle experiences for the enjoyment of its guests, while delivering exceptional financial results to investors and positively impacting the surrounding communities. The company’s portfolio of more than 2,300 rooms in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Virginia includes hotels within Hilton, Marriott, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Choice Hotels, Carlson Rezidor Group, and Wyndham Worldwide franchises.