The Hampton Inn® Columbia Downtown Historic District has been awarded by the South Carolina State Newspaper and its readers. Entries are cast by the readers of the South Carolina's State Newspaper, from its vantage point in the capital city of Columbia, the State covers all of South Carolina, including state government and the University of South Carolina. And also awarded by the Columbia Free Times Weekly Newspaper. The Columbia Free Times is a weekly entertainment and editorial local Columbia Newspaper. Tony Tam, General Manager / J. Sterling "Chip" Davis, III, Regional Manager.