CHARLESTON, SC – For nearly four decades, Spoleto Festival USA has brought world-class art to this beloved city, and 2013 is no exception. Held May 24th through June 9th, Spoleto Festival USA celebrates the visual arts, music, dance and theatre with performances by renowned artists held at historic theaters, churches and outdoor venues throughout Charleston. What is new this year: Spoleto’s first mounting of a Shakespearean play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

What better way to celebrate art and culture this summer than with the Spoleto Festival USA Gourmet Package. Stay during the festival (May 24 – June 9) and get 15% off Spoleto Festival USA tickets. Plus, enjoy dinner for two in the Four Star Charleston Grill, along with continental breakfast for two in the newly remodeled, Four Diamond Palmetto Cafe. In addition to the meals and discounted tickets, the Gourmet Package features luxury hotel accommodations, sparkling wine and a special amenity on arrival, complimentary wireless Internet access and a daily newspaper. Rates start at $399 per room, per night (plus taxes and gratuities).

About Charleston Place Hotel: Consistently ranked among the best hotels in the world by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure magazines, Charleston Place Hotel evokes the feeling of a grand, 17th century residence, from its lush personal suites to the Italian marble lobby with its signature Georgian Open Arm staircase and 12-foot crystal chandelier. The staff of Charleston Place Hotel is dedicated to indulging its guests with the finest in Southern hospitality, and has become the choice of celebrities, princes and politicians.  Guests can enjoy the hotel’s full service European-style spa and horizon-edge swimming pool with retractable glass roof. Charleston Place Hotel is centrally located, surrounded by historic homes and buildings, and within strolling distance of the city’s delightful shops, galleries and restaurants. To book, please call 800-383-2335, or for more information, visit

Charleston Place Hotel is owned and operated by Orient-Express Hotels Ltd, a luxury hotel company and sophisticated adventure travel operator which seeks to deliver memorable experiences that are the ultimate expression of each destination's authentic culture.  The Company has offered exceptional luxury travel experiences since 1976, when it purchased Hotel Cipriani in Venice, and then shortly thereafter recreated the celebrated Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, linking London, Paris and Venice, along with other European cities.  Today the Orient-Express brand embraces 45 hotel, cruise and luxury rail businesses in 22 countries.