The Willcox, South Carolina
|100 Colleton Avenue, 29801, Aiken, South Carolina, UNITED STATES.|
Description: The WillcoxWalk the shady, oak-vaulted streets past clapboard cottages and rambling mansions, and you'll come upon The Willcox. An old-fashioned Southern hotel, a grand white-pillared glory. Every winter, the well-heeled of the Guilded Age came to Aiken seeking horse racing, fox hunting, and high society. The Willcox was the most stately of the hotels that sprang up to serve them.
History lives on in the city of Aiken. In summer, the air is intoxicating with the scent of gardenias. Over the brick walls and through the white fences of Aiken, many a noble and historic mansion can be seen. Hitchcock Woods is just a step or two away from the Willcox: it is America's largest city park, more sizable than Central Park and wilder by far. Golf is a favorite pastime - the Master's Tournament is held just a half hour from the Willcox, and the Aiken area is checkered with historic courses, most open to the public.
The Willcox recalls and redefines a more gracious age of southern hospitality. Here the old traditions live on. The high-ceilinged dining room echoes the classical, greek-templed lines of the hotel. Each table sits in a private cocoon of candlelight and comfort. Every meal is an event authentic Southern food built upon the delicate framework of French cuisine, presented in a prix-fixe menu with an array of world-class wines. Consulting Chef Guenter Seeger and his staff use only the finest, freshest ingredients, for a harmony and purity of flavor: Carolina Mountain Trout, prepared with Crushed Gala Apples and Horseradish Cream. Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Shaved Pecan. Traditional Rice Pudding with Plum Sorbet. Pecan Pie with Ginger Ice Cream and Caramel Sauce.
Balance, revitalize, and pamper yourself at The Willcox Spa where rejuvenation reigns supreme. Offering a variety of treatments, including European facials, body wraps, and aromatherapy hand and foot treatments - all designed to rebalance the body and mind.
Type of rooms: The WillcoxEvery room is unique and all have sitting areas with restful, generous beds, blanketed in cool, clean linen. They are elegantly appointed with period antiques, high ceilings with crown moldings, luxurious featherbeds and pillows, and serviced by housekeeping twice each day. All suites and most guest rooms have fireplaces.
Additional information: The Willcox
MEETINGS: A perfect venue for Executive Board Meetings and Corporate Retreats. Every aspect from ground transportation, menu planning, recreation, and audio-visual can be arranged by the experienced and attentive staff. The elegant Board Room boasts beautiful wood paneling, oversized windows, and a double-sided fireplace. This rich setting is ideal for Executive Board Retreats of 10-12 people. The timeless elegance of the Hunt Room offers flexible seating arrangements and can accommodate up to 50 people. This handsome meeting room is the epitome of sophisticated southern charm.
WEDDINGS: All of the components to create a catered affair to remember. The Hunt Room can accommodate up to 48 for seated parties and 65 for a reception. The Board Room is a perfect option for smaller parties.
SPECIAL DIETS: In addition to the Willcox's creative banquet menus, the chef is willing to customize menus in order to satisfy special requests.
Number of rooms: 22
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 1898/2002.
Period of closure: Open all year.
Languages spoken: English, French.Smoking policy: Non-smoking property.
Credit cards accepted: American Express, Mastercard, Visa.
Restaurant closed: For dinner Sunday and Monday.
GPS Coordinates: 33° 33' 25.66'' N 81° 43' 18.90'' W
Nearest airport: Aiken Aviation - 7.4 mi.
Rates: The Willcox
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|All costs, prices, and policies, including exchange rates and package deals, may change and should be confirmed with the hotel upon booking.
DEPOSITS: All reservations require a deposit to guarantee your stay. Upon receipt of your deposit, they will confirm your reservation in writing.
CANCELLATIONS: Reservations may be canceled without penalty up to 48 hours prior to arrival.
ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES: Check-in time is 3pm. and check-out time is noon.
PETS: A pet security deposit is required, which is fully refunded upon departure provided no property damage, noise complaints, or disobedience of pet rules occur. Pets should be securely ensconced in their crates when left alone to ensure the housekeepers can provide daily housekeeping services. Crates are available for lease at the hotel. Pets are accepted on a limited basis, so please inquire about availability prior to arrival.