Resort Receives ConventionSouth's 2014 ‘TOP NEW OR RENOVATED MEETING SITE’ Award

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island has received ConventionSouth’s ‘Top New or Renovated Meeting Site’ award and will be featured in the December issue of the magazine. Earlier this year, the resort officially completed a $30M renovation, including 22,500 square feet of all-new meeting and event space, and represents the only all-new resort to open at Hilton Head Island this year. ConventionSouth magazine, based in Gulf Shores, AL, is distributed to more than 18,000 meeting professionals throughout the country.   “ConventionSouth readers are constantly seeking information on the newest and like-new meeting sites in the South in order to offer their attendees the most modern facilities available, and this is why we are honored to bestow Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island with a Top New or Renovated Meeting Site Award,” said ConventionSouth Associate Publisher Marlane Bundock. “After a lengthy review of what Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island now has to offer meeting planners and attendees, we feel it indeed displays a superior commitment to providing groups with the top-of-the-line amenities and service that they require.”   “We’re pleased to receive ConventionSouth’s award for our new meeting and event space,” said Jay Wiendl, general manager of Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island. “Our offerings provide versatile options and the flexibility so many groups are seeking. Plus, our direct oceanfront access and all-new resort provide the perfect balance between casual and luxury.”   Indoor and outdoor function space is available at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, and includes its 10,000-square-foot Santee Ballroom, 7,000-square-foot Oceanfront Pavilion and 2,500-square-foot Savannah Ballroom. A portion of the Oceanside Pavilion includes glass panels and built-in space heaters to allow for year-round events, and additional outdoor terrace space is also available to accommodate group functions. Collectively, the resort’s function space can accommodate groups from eight to 800 individuals.   ConventionSouth recognizes 50 meeting facilities across the South annually with this distinction. A complete list of award winners may be found at   Earlier this year, Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island received the “Best of the South” distinction by Meetings Focus, a trade magazine dedicated to covering the meeting and convention industry. The resort was one of three South Carolina properties to receive the “Best of the South” distinction.   Also, The Island Packet’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards named the resort “Best Hotel” on the island and it continues to be the #1 resort for the area on TripAdvisor.   Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island is located at 130 Shipyard Drive in Hilton Head Island, SC. For more information about Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, visit

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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