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Francis Marion Hotel
"Book a new weekday meeting by
complimentary one hour beer and wine
reception. Call for Details."
Hilton Head Island Visitor
& Convention Bureau
"Rediscover Hilton Head Island and the
surrounding area for your next meeting.
With $250+ million in recent renovations
Marriott Resort & Spa Hilton Head
"Come experience our refreshed
resort for yourself through our Flights
For Sites program. Contact us for more
Sonesta Resort Hilton Head
"Book a meeting by Dec. 20 and receive
VIP Perks including suite upgrades, a
welcome reception, comp room nights
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Charleston Area Beaches
Charleston is more than just one of the countryʼs most beloved cities, itʼs home to several beach towns, each
with its own distinctive character, including:
Affectionately known as "the Edge of America," Folly Beach is an eclectic, laidback beach community just 15
minutes from downtown Charleston where surfers, locals, and vacationers can revel and relax in the natural
beauty and casual vibe. Meeting sites include Tides Folly Beach, which received a renovation early this year
and is investing an additional $250,000 this winter to ensure guests feel like they have arrived at a newly fin-
ished hotel with the smell of fresh paint, newly refinished floors, steam cleaned rooms and a renovated pool
area, said Ken Merkel, general manager. The hotel and its BLU Restaurant and Bar have spent over $7.5
million on renovations over the past few years.
This 10,000-acre barrier island has 10 miles of uninterrupted beaches, 30 miles of marsh and riverhead.
Meeting sites include Kiawah Island Golf Resort.
Isle of Palms
A family beach with a balanced blend of full-time residents and visitors, the Isle of Palms offers golf courses,
a marina, and miles of sweet sand and surf. Meeting sites include Wild Dunes Resort. ■
The Tides Hotel on Folly Beach is
only nine miles from historic, down-
town Charleston and offers more
than 4,000 square feet of banquet
space and meeting rooms.