Until our launch, we are on a learning journey for how to provide the best possible experience for our guests and our employees. This blog is meant to share learnings and stories from people and organizations who inspire us as we prepare to offer authentic hospitality to all who enter our doors.

Our Journey

We’ve been “Sh” for a while… the design team has been creating, the construction has been buzzing... We now excitedly welcome you to our journey in bringing The Shepherd Hotel to life. 

A rendering of our lobby by our awesome design team, IIG Design

Here we will share stories of the exciting ways we are unleashing the potential of capable people, the unique design elements that will make this hotel feel like home, and the community where our deep roots are beginning to produce fruit. 

ClemsonLIFE students with our co-founder, Rich Davies, at All In Ball 2019 hosted by Dabo's All In Foundation

Our promise is to ensure each person who journeys through our doors experiences real love through our authentic hospitality. Whether you’re a parent exploring Clemson as a college option for your daughter, an eager recruit deciding where to continue your athletic career, or the business traveler closing a big deal with the University – we look forward to welcoming you into our Clemson family.