In December, The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa in South Carolina revealed the first phase of its $30 million resort-wide renovation. Currently 120 of 412 guest rooms are available with the new “Modern Southern Coastal” room decor, highlighted by soft earth tones and eco-sensitive fabrics. The rest of the rooms will be completed by March 29th.
“Every aspect of the resort has been touched by nature,” says Skip James, director of sales/marketing, “All spaces include soft blues and light browns, to give you a sense of place. The final project showcases Westin’s signature pillars of wellness and well-being in an upscale coastal oasis.”
The new lobby entrance welcomes groups into the Grand Conservatory filled with native trees and gardens leading out to the lushly landscaped courtyard grounds, hosting 350 pax. The main focal point in the courtyard is the elevated oceanfront deck with sweeping views of the Atlantic, accommodating 80 pax.
Adjacent, the Oceanfront Pavilion is the only space on Hilton Head Island that connects directly to the seaside dunes. The 3,500-sf area hosts events for up 250 pax. And the intimate, oceanview Port Royal Deck is a popular cocktail space for 40, surrounded by local sea grass and sandy bike trails.
For waterfront group dining, the newly renovated 75-seat Oceans restaurant serves a casual coastal-themed menu, highlighting sustainable seafood. The Seafood Mixed Grill looks good: a platter of shrimp, scallops and flounder, brown butter pecan rice and pepper slaw with lime.
The Westin Hilton Head’s 30,500 sf of meeting space has been transformed with new windows framing the colorful florals and swaying green palms. Throughout the space, reclaimed wood was added to the walls to create a warmer, more Westin-y vibe.