All-New Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island Celebrates $30M Renovation with Ribbon Cutting & Chamber After Hours Event
Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island held its grand opening on Thursday, May 16, featuring a ribbon cutting and a co-hosted after hours event with the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce. The AAA Four Diamond property completed a $30M renovation on May 1st that included a full resort update and expansion of its amenities to create a luxurious experience for guests. The look and feel of the South Carolina Lowcountry and Hilton Head Island are reflected in the redesigned 331 rooms and nine suites at the resort, and feature contemporary and welcoming natural tones of the ocean, coral and beach.
Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island General Manager Jay Wiendl and Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Bill Miles marked the completion with a celebratory ribbon cutting at the start of yesterday’s event. Immediately following, attendees were offered tours, and signature experiences, and food and beverages exclusive to the resort.
“Our after hours event was a great opportunity to introduce the all-new resort to our community leaders and hospitality partners,” said Wiendl. “We’re excited to be the only all new resort to open this year and we look forward to bringing the Lowcountry experience to life for tourists and locals alike.”
“The new Sonesta Resort provides visitors with a true taste of what Hilton Head embodies through its design, flavor and offerings,” said Miles. “We’re proud to have them be such a strong and valuable community partner within our travel and tourism industry.”
New features at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island include a shaded lap pool and a Jacuzzi, as well as a zero-entry heated lagoon swimming pool and children’s area. Its new full-service Arum Spa also offers guests the opportunity to experience a truly Lowcountry spa experience, featuring local products and scents such as jasmine and sea salt.
The resort’s new meetings and event space features 23,000 square feet of function space and are able to accommodate up to 1,000 guests.
The resort offers both casual and formal dining experiences at its Bayley’s Lobby Bar and Terrace, Heyward’s Restaurant, Seacrest and Sweet Cane dining venues.
The resort has also partnered with the Heritage Collection on Hilton Head Island and offers guests access to seven championship golf courses. A variety of packages will be available throughout the year to guests, in addition to access to Van Der Meer Tennis’ 20 tennis courts located within the Shipyard complex.
The renovation of the entire resort began in December 2012. Sims Patrick Studio, Inc. and designONE studio were the design and architectural firms involved in the project.
The resort is located at 130 Shipyard Dr. in Hilton Head Island, S.C. For more information about Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, visit www.Sonesta.com/HiltonHeadIsland.
Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island is a AAA approved Four Diamond resort offering 340 guestrooms and suites overlooking lushly landscaped semitropical gardens, with spectacular beach and lagoon-style swimming pool. Its first-class amenities include several dining options, health spa, fitness center and lap pool. The resort also features 22,500 square feet of meeting and event space, including a beachfront Pavilion and a 24-hour business center. Complimentary transportation is provided to and from the world-class golf and tennis offerings available within Hilton Head’s Shipyard complex. The resort is situated 45 miles from Savannah, GA, and seven miles from Hilton Head Island airport, in an area surrounded by outdoor recreation, shopping and fine dining.
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