The transformative $20 million renovation of Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort at Kingston Resorts® was completed early fall. Located along Myrtle Beach’s tranquil and expansive Grand Strand, the investment brings the new owners EOS’s vision to life for the future of the resort. The vision includes a repositioning and reintroduction of the Hilton property as one of the premier oceanfront resort destinations in the market.
Kingston Resorts is one of the largest and most comprehensive resort complexes on the East Coast. It features a variety of outstanding accommodations, upscale dining and first-class recreational options to fit the needs of every traveler. Myrtle Beach has been named one of the best beaches in the U.S. by Tripadvisor.com and the Travel Channel. Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort was one of the first hotels in Myrtle Beach to receive green certifications by the South Carolina Green Hospitality Alliance.
The Hilton renovations, which began in January 2020, included a complete redesign and upgrade of all 387 guestrooms. Room configurations are diversified in an effort to accommodate families, multi-generational travel and group needs. Bathrooms have been completely modernized, including the addition of walk-in showers along with granite countertops and high-end bath products.
With an abundance of outdoor space, the surroundings have been reimagined into an upscale, social setting outfitted with inviting casual dining spaces offering light fare and beverages throughout the day, lounge seating, fire pits and games. Unique design elements include floor-to-ceiling wood dividers that offer guests a more private experience while still enjoying the Atlantic breezes and views of the ocean.
Other public spaces and common areas have also been upgraded including the Dunes Ballroom, the hotel’s 16th-floor meeting and event space offering panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. The Hilton’s oceanfront pool has been upgraded with all new lounge chairs and umbrellas. Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort’s signature oceanfront bar, Wet Whistle, has been refreshed and expanded to maximize guests’ access to unparalleled ocean views and fresh beverages.
The Hilton offers 35,000 square feet of on-site meeting spaces, which includes the 14,400-square foot Hilton Conference Center, a state-of-the-art facility that was designed to be flexible and functional with special acoustics, lighting and rigging. The resort also features a variety of outdoor meeting spaces, and the event team gets creative with team-building activities and inspiring events on the beach.
The Landing at Kingston Plantation includes Spa33 and 78Fitness in the 29,520-square-foot architecturally stunning facility. The amenity combines luxury, health and fun. Social gathering and meeting space open up to a spacious green lawn with an outdoor fire pit, seating and a seasonal beverage station. The Landing’s outdoor spaces are as beautiful as its interior with brick walkways, manicured lawns and wide, inviting porches. This multi-purpose, special-event area provides even more options for meetings, receptions and social functions for members and guests.
Café Amalfi is a casually elegant restaurant with exquisite seafood, pasta and steaks in a spectacular oceanfront setting. The Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort also proudly serves Starbucks™ coffee in the lobby coffee shop. Room Service is available throughout the resort for those who want to dine in the comfort of their own accommodations from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. each day.
“From our refreshed dining outlets to our newly configured and beautifully renovated guestrooms, we’re excited to offer an elevated experience for our guests,” said Bob Barenberg, Managing Director of Kingston Resorts®. “For several years, Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort has created so many memorable experiences for our guests, and we look forward to welcoming the next generation of travelers building memories along the Grand Strand.”
Kingston Resorts® encompasses two market-leading, premium-branded full-service resorts, the 255-suite Embassy Suites Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort and the 387-room Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort as well as more than 1,600 residential condominiums and townhomes. For more information, visit www.kingstonresorts.com.
*This content was written and sponsored by Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort.