Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island Named 'Best Hotel' by the Island Packet's 2014 Readers' Choice Awards

The Island Packet’s 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards has selected Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island as the “Best Hotel” on the island. This is the second consecutive year that the resort has received this honor since reopening in May 2013. The local paper announced the news last week.   Since reopening last summer following the resort’s $30M renovation, the resort continues to rank #1 on TripAdvisor for hotels on the island. To reward locals and readers of The Island Packet, the resort will be offering all guests and locals 15% off on food and beverage (excludes alcoholic beverages and not valid during holidays) purchased through Sunday, August 31 (proof of residence requested.)     Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island first opened in May 2013 and offers guests a variety of dining options, both indoor and outdoor, at Heyward’s Restaurant, Seacrest Terrace and Patio, Bayley’s Bar and Terrace, and Sweet Cane Bar and Grille. In addition to its accommodations, the resort also offers a luxurious full-service spa.   The resort features two outdoor heated pools, ideal for use throughout the year, as well as 22,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space.   “Being named the ‘Best Hotel’ by the Island Packet’s 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards for the second year in a row is an incredible accomplishment,” said Jay Wiendl, general manager of Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island. “We are very honored to receive this award and are excited to offer guests and readers of The Island Packet a discount promotion to celebrate this recognition.”   The Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island is located at 130 Shipyard Drive in Hilton Head Island, S.C. 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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