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Hilton Head Brings A Distinguished Renaissance
Located within a short drive from Charleston,
S.C., and Savannah, Ga., Hilton Head Island,
S.C., is a resort area to play golf, dine at
incredible restaurants and shop until you drop.
The signature red and white striped Harbour
Town Golf Links Lighthouse distinguishes the
resort area as a world-renowned golf paradise.
Additional teambuilding activities like
kayaking are also quite popular. "Customized
teambuilding experiences with Outside
Hilton Head allow participants to kayak to
an island and participate in a number of
challenges and programs," said Jack Reed,
director of sales with the Hilton Head Island
Visitor and Convention Bureau. And,
maritime research is a teambuilding program
where guests enjoy the beauty of the island
while diving into the world below.
"As an island, Hilton Head is a unique
destination; however, tree canopy ziplines,
natural dolphin habitat water tours, kayaking,
paddle boarding, beach yoga and more mean
an island experience not found in many
locations," Reed said. "Hilton Head is home
to 24 golf courses and we're an island 12
miles long, and five miles wide."
A restful ambience where visitors can
see the stars at night is available due to the
lack of street lights. Yet there are plenty of
festivities such as the Concours Motoring
Festival, one of the top three events of its
kind in the world.
"Hilton Head Island is undergoing a
renaissance of sorts with over $250 million in
capital reinvestment and some of our resorts
are reporting record-breaking occupancy
numbers," Reed said. "All of our major prop-
erties have undergone extensive renovations,
or are about to do so, including:
■ Sonesta Resort Hilton Head, which
recently unveiled a $30 million new
look and feel that's "coastal chic;"
■ Omni Oceanfront Resort, which
received $18 million in upgrades to
common areas, including a new ocean-
front pool. Rooms are set for a total
renovation starting this year;
■ Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa,
which has begun $15 million in renova-
tions and upgrades.
■ The Beach House, a Holiday Inn Resort
that has completed a $5 million renova-
tion and plans additional renovations,
according to the new owners.
Additional renovations and upgrades have
been made to Sea Pines Resort and The
Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa.