Omni hilton head oceanfront resort undergoes $17 million transformation

Renovation Begins the Next Chapter in Resort's History

HILTON HEAD, South Carolina (March 8, 2013) – Nestled along South Carolina’s scenic coastline and in one of the country’s most iconic beach destinations, the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort opens a new chapter in its famed heritage with a $17 million rejuvenation. Breaking ground in November 2012, the first phase of the renovation is scheduled to be complete April 2013, welcoming guests to a totally transformed vacation experience just in time for spring break and summer.

The full-scale renovation, which includes a second phase set to begin in late 2013, features an entirely new arrival experience, with lush landscaping and enhancements to the porte-cochere, cedar shake and wood accents, pendant lanterns and new lighting sconces. The new lobby space boasts lounge-style concierge areas and vibrant-colored walls juxtaposed against the white-on-white ceiling. The opening of the entire space creates a comfortable gathering place for guests upon arrival and throughout their stay.

The outdoor experience, complete with sweeping views of the Atlantic coastline, includes a renovation of the existing family and adult pools, the addition of a kid-friendly “Splash Pad” and zero-entry pool with ledge seating edging the dune line. The revamped and ever-popular Buoy Bar continues to serve tropical cocktails, sandwiches, salads and light fare to both beach and pool-goers. From the pool area to the Upper Courtyard, new pavers and landscaping lead guests to the extended dining deck at one of Hilton Head’s most renowned restaurants, hh Prime. The new deck features a large fire pit, inviting guests to gather for pre- or post-dinner libations.

Continuing the evolution of the resort’s outdoor public spaces, Palmetto Market’s outside deck has been extended to accommodate busy days at the Market, while the Palmetto Courtyard has been re-imagined and re-landscaped to provide additional space for outdoor functions, such as weddings or meeting break outs.

The more than 15,000 square feet of current meeting space features “Carolina” porches, allowing the balmy breeze to welcome guests to the revamped and redecorated meeting rooms. New wall coverings, lighting, art work and flooring enhance the interior spaces while special seating and new flooring outside will finish the decks overlooking the Palmetto Courtyard.

For ultimate relaxation, vacationers and meeting attendees alike take sanctuary in Ocean Tides Spa, which now features a full service salon with manicure, pedicure and hair stations for weddings, groups or single guests, as well as three new treatment rooms, changing rooms and a soothing relaxation area.

The beachfront resort showcases beautiful views from its 323 studio suites -- the largest resort accommodations on the island -- as well as one- and two-bedroom luxury suites. As part of the prestigious Palmetto Dunes community, the Omni Hilton Head offers an 11-mile lagoon system for kayaking or canoeing, bike trails, 25 tennis courts and 54 holes of championship golf.

Guests may visit omnihiltonheadresort.com or call 1-800-The-Omni. Travelers or media can also follow Omni Hotels & Resorts at www.Facebook.com/OmniHotels and Twitter.com/OmniHotels.

ABOUT OMNI HOTELS & RESORTS

Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences that take guests on “A Total Departure” to 50 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business gateways and leisure destinations across North America. From exceptional golf and spa retreats to dynamic business settings, each Omni showcases the local flavor of the destination while featuring four-diamond services, signature restaurants, Wi-Fi connectivity and unique wellness options. Known for its award-winning, personalized service, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every customer interaction, with a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest loyalty program and the company’s “Power of One” associate empowerment program. The brand is frequently recognized by top consumer research organizations and travel publications. To get additional information or book accommodations, visit omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni.

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