Black Meetings and Tourism

March / April 2020

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Atlantic breezes and views of the ocean. Other public spaces and common areas undergoing renovation include the Dunes Ballroom, the property's 16th floor meeting and event space offering panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, as well as the hotel's oceanfront pool, which will be upgraded with new lounge chairs and umbrellas. Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort's signature oceanfront bar will also be refreshed and expanded to maximize guests' access to unparalleled ocean views and fresh beverages. "From our refreshed dining outlets to our newly config- ured and beautifully renovated guestrooms, we're excited to offer an elevated experience for our guests," said Bob Barenberg, general manager, Kingston Resorts®. "For more than 45 years, Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort has created so many memorable experiences for our guests, and we look for- ward to welcoming the next generation of travelers building memories along the Grand Strand." Kingston Resorts, owned by EOS, encompasses two mar- ket-leading, premium-branded full-service resorts, the 255- suite Embassy Suites Myrtly Beach Oceanfront Resort and the 385-room Hilton Myrtly Beach Resort as well as more than 1,600 residential condominiums and townhomes. The 157-acre beachfront campus boasts direct access to Myrtle Beach and the Atlantic Ocean, countless guest amenities and is the largest and most comprehensive oceanfront conference venue between Atlantic City, New Jersey and West Palm Beach, Florida. The resort features 100,000+ sq. ft. of meeting and event space, multiple food and beverage outlets, more than a dozen swimming pools, a recently constructed spa and fitness facility (Spa33 and 78Fitness) and a plethora of out- door water activities. For more information, visit B M & T ••• March/April 2020 ••• 9 KINGSTON RESORTS® TO UNDERGO $50 MILLION DOLLAR MULTI-PHASE TRANSFORMATIVE RENOVATION AND REPOSITIONING Renovation of Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort to be Completed by June 2020 EOS Investor LLC (EOS, a privately held real estate invest- ment firm, has unveiled plans for a multi-phase $50 million dol- lar renovation of the Kingston Resorts® properties, beginning with a comprehensive $20 million dollar investment in the Hilton Myrtly Beach Resort followed by a $30 million dollar investment in the Embassy Suites Myrtly Beach Oceanfront Resort. The transfor- mative renovation of Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort is set for completion by June 2020 and will bring EOS's vision to life for the future of these legacy proper- ties, which includes a repositioning and reintroduction of the Hilton property as one of the premier oceanfront resort destinations in the market. Phase one for Kingston Resorts' renovation, which began in January 2020, includes a complete redesign and upgrade of all 385 guestrooms at Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort. Room configurations will also be diversified in an effort to accommodate families, multi-gener- ational travel and group needs. Bathrooms will undergo com- plete modernizations, including the addition of walk-in show- ers. "As we look to improve upon Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort's success, we see incredible value and opportunity in elevating and enhancing the unique characteristics, offerings and experiences of the property," said Jonathan Wang, EOS president. "Making this significant investment in the resort is consistent with EOS's overall focus to provide premier hospi- tality experiences in strong, destination markets." The renovation will feature a complete reimagination of Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort's current outdoor dining concept with a transformation into an upscale, social setting outfitted with inviting seating, fire pits, and games, offering light fare and beverages throughout the day. Unique design elements will include floor-to-ceiling wood dividers that will offer guests a more private experience while still enjoying the Dunes Ballroom, Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort

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