AUGUSTA, GA—Following a June auction, Partridge Inn Holdings, LLC has officially acquired The Partridge Inn here with a top bid of $4.25 million and designated Atlanta, GA-based NorthPointe Hospitality Management, LLC, as the management company for the hotel.
“We’re excited to be working with The Partridge Inn and to have the opportunity to bring this historic property back to its glory days,” stated Greg Winey, president of NorthPointe Hospitality.
“This hotel represents an investment not just in the physical property, but in Augusta’s bright future as well. The hotel’s excellent location, storied history and architectural charm make it poised to reclaim its place as the city’s premier lodging and special events destination,” added Winey. “We look forward to returning The Partridge Inn to its proper standing as Augusta’s icon of Southern hospitality and a market leader.”
The historic hotel, which originally opened in 1910, has 144 guestrooms and suites, a quarter-mile of verandahs and balconies, a restaurant, an outdoor pool, an exercise room, and 8,000 sq. ft. of meeting space.
The property, which was last updated in 2006, will undergo a $6-million renovation of all guestrooms, meeting spaces, public spaces and the exterior.
The first step of renovations, including structural and cosmetic work, will start immediately. During this time, The PI Bar and Grill will temporarily operate on a new dining schedule, which will include breakfast, dinner and Sunday brunch. Over the next six months, the remainder of the property will be transformed.
The property will be ready to welcome guests in March.
“The Partridge Inn has always held a special place for me,” stated Partridge Inn Holdings, LLC’s managing partner, Rick Patton, who was part of the company that owned The Partridge Inn in 2006. “I am so gratified to have the opportunity to return to the hotel and finish what we had hoped to complete in 2006. With both ownership and management responsibilities, we are vested in the success of The Partridge Inn and are here to see it through for the long run.”