Like every great story, it starts with a great family and tradition. In this case, it all starts with John Gentry Madison. Madison was a real estate developer, contractor, and a jack of all trades who retired to follow his love for thoroughbred race horses. After breeding horses from all over the country, one colt showed great promise and earned his namesake.
John Gentry Madison took his son, Gary Dale Madison to Kentucky to buy his first racehorse. After returning with that first horse, Tanoval, he collected bloodlines from all over the country and began breeding the horses on the family farm. Years later, with his namesake horse, Gentry, came the big winning streak. Unfortunately, just as Gentry was gaining stride, John Gentry Madison passed away, and along with it, the family horse farm. To honor his grandfather, John David Madison (who goes by JD) named his bourbon, and later his hotel after his Grandfather’s legacy and prized thoroughbred horse. He has created a hotel and a bourbon to mirror his grandfather's standards, and hopes to take proceeds from the bourbon to rebuild his family horse farm. Thank you for stopping by and learning more about our rich history and story.
The Gentry consists of three buildings in historic downtown Charleston. Building 1 has been completed, and is now accepting reservations for three different room types, some of which boast kitchens and living areas. Traditional standard king bedded rooms are also available at this time.Book Now
Our Gentry Hospitality team offers custom hotel packages that include luxury accommodations at The Gentry, salon and spa services, fine dining and more. Please contact us to inquire about our current packages.Book Now
This exclusive resident membership allows the guest to enjoy The Gentry with an unprecedented personal touch. The Gentry stores linens, bedding, toiletries, and personal items, including photographs and artwork, so that when you check in, it is like having your very own luxury apartment in the heart of the historic district. All of your personal items are stored on site and are set in place prior to your check in as you chose them to be.
This means that only the resident guest will use these items and it creates the ultimate in personalization. The resident membership allows for the rooms to be completely personalized. You can apply for this annual memberhip now. Annual membership begins at $20,000 per year. Click below to receive your resident membership application packet. Gentry club membership applications will be accepted in 2018 as they get to use the amenities after building 3 is complete - and get discounted rooms nights.Apply Now
This membership was designed for locals who want to enjoy the perks of The Gentry Hotel. After building 3 is complete, members may enjoy the private rooftop restaurant, pool, fitness area, club rooms, library, and discounted rates on hotel rooms.
Gentry will be accepting applications for Club Membership in late 2017.Apply Now