09 May IIG Partners with Good Shepherd Hospitality for New Boutique Hotel in Downtown Clemson
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Hotel News Resource
May 9, 2019
Good Shepherd Pavilion LLC, recently announced boutique hospitality design firm IIG as the company that will design The Shepherd Hotel, a hotel set to open to the public in late 2020. Located in downtown Clemson and within view of Clemson University, the hotel will provide an opportunity to employ a large percentage of its workforce to those with learning and intellectual disabilities. The design of the hotel will reflect The Shepherd Hotel mission to inspire and welcome all guests.
The idea for the hotel originated with co-founder Rick Hayduk, a seasoned luxury hotel leader. His daughter Jamison, who has Down syndrome, inspired him to operate a hotel whose primary service providers are individuals with disabilities. Encouraged by his oldest daughter, Vaughn, a Clemson University alumnus, Hayduk partnered with the ClemsonLIFE (Learning Is for Everyone) program to develop the hotel.
“Jamison has been an inspiration to all of us,” Hayduk said. “She got me to look at life differently. I now try to see things as she does; always positively and, more importantly, always enjoying the moment.”
To bring the project to fruition, Hayduk partnered with Rich Davies, a real estate developer and now co-founder of The Shepherd Hotel.
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