By: Andrew Boardwine, Morning News
Raldex Hospitality unveiled its new corporate facilities Thursday evening with a grand-opening and Business After Hours event.
Starting at 5:30 p.m., business and community leaders began arriving at the group’s offices at 780 Woody Jones Blvd. for an evening of fun, food and networking.
Chad Patterson, vice president of Raldex Hospitality Group, said it was exciting to see the business community come out to support Raldex.
“We are so excited to have as many people as we do tonight,” Patterson said. “The Florence community has been great partners with us. We love being a part of it and being able to have this new office right here in the hospitality district. To see the support from the local businesses means a lot.”
The event featured live music, food and drinks as Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce ambassadors and members of the public toured the new facilities, including offices, a warehouse and meeting rooms.
Patterson said the company is invested in the Florence community and looks for ways to take care of its team members, guests and the local community.
The office will provide several services to its team members, including payroll, human resources, corporate sales, upkeep and much more.
Raldex Hospitality owns and operates the Holiday Inn Express, Hilton Garden Inn and two Hampton Inn & Suites, one near the Florence Center and one on S.C. 52 in Florence.
For more information, visit www3.raldex.com.