Aiken Landmark Receives World Recognition

July 8, 2016|

The WillcoxThe world is finding out what Aiken has known for a long time – that The Willcox is a great place to stay.

Travel and Leisure recently ranked The Willcox as the seventh best hotel in the world and the number one resort hotel in the South. The Willcox started in the late 1800s and is also known for its restaurant and event space.

The Spectator hotel in Charleston was ranked second in the world. Other hotels that ranked ahead of The Willcox were in Hawaii, Australia and New Zealand.

In its description of The Willcox in its Best Hotels of the South, Travel + Leisure said, “When you fantasize about your ideal Southern hotel getaway, chances are it looks a lot like The Willcox, in South Carolina. Old oak trees shade the white-pillared, 22-room main house, which looks plucked straight out of Gone With the Wind. Guests sleep in four-poster beds and are warmed by fireplaces on cool evenings. Equestrian sports are a local specialty, which means guests can take part in steeplechase races and foxhunts. And for golfers, it’s only a 30-minute drive to Augusta National Golf Club, site of the Masters Tournament.”

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