Inn At Harbour Town Receives Forbes Four-Star Award

(HILTON HEAD, S.C.) – The Inn at Harbour Town – the acclaimed, 60-room boutique hotel at The Sea Pines Resort – has been honored with the prestigious Forbes Four-Star Award in recognition of its exceptional level of luxury and service.

This is the 57th annual list of Forbes Travel Guide’s Star Rating winners – the worldwide benchmark for hotels, restaurants and spas. Expert, anonymous inspectors visit thousands of properties annually to evaluate standards, quality, value and overall experience.

“The Inn at Harbour Town is honored to be recognized once again by such an esteemed accolade,” says John Munro, Vice President of Hospitality, Sales and Marketing. “We strive to continually offer superior customer service and luxury accommodations, providing the ultimate vacation experience.

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The Inn has recently received other numerous accolades, including a No. 1 ranking on TripAdvisor and a recent addition to the Condé Nast Johansens collection. Among other luxurious amenities, The Inn showcases a striking outdoor pool overlooking famed Harbour Town Golf Links, site of the PGA TOUR’s RBC Heritage.

Complementing Harbour Town Golf Links, the resort offers two other superb courses, Heron Point by Pete Dye and the Ocean Course. Additionally, the resort’s full slate of activities includes tennis with 21 clay courts, five miles of sweeping Atlantic seascapes, and 15 miles of leisure paths for biking and hiking. Nearby Harbour Town Yacht Basin is ideal for sightseeing as well as featuring superb dining and shopping options.

The Inn at Harbour Town’s “Extended Stay” package starts at $143 (per person, per night) and offers up to a 15% discount for a three- or four-night stay.

For more information: seapines.com, 866.561.8802.

About The Sea Pines Resort

Situated on the southernmost tip of Hilton Head Island, the legendary Lowcountry destination features five miles of unspoiled beaches, 21 clay tennis courts, 14 miles of bike and walking trails, horseback riding, Eco-Adventures, water sports, and the 605-acre Sea Pines Forest Preserve filled with wildflowers, wetlands and more than 130 species of birds. As the first Eco-planned destination in the U.S., The Sea Pines Resort has become the blueprint for numerous beach developments around the country.

One of the crown jewels in the world of golf, The Sea Pines Resort is home to Pete Dye’s classic Harbour Town Golf Links (home of the PGA TOUR’s RBC Heritage) Heron Point by Pete Dye, and the Ocean Course. The property has recently gone through extensive redevelopment with its Sea Pines Beach Club and Plantation Golf Club both opening in 2014. The new 26,000-square-foot Harbour Town Golf Links Clubhouse will open in April.

Guests may choose from an array of accommodations, including 300 villas, 100 rental homes and the luxurious 60-room Inn at Harbour Town, a Forbes Four-Star boutique hotel and Preferred Hotel Group member. The resort’s best-in-class collection of golf courses, amenities, meeting facilities and accommodations makes Sea Pines one of the most sought-after leisure and group destinations in America.

Contact:
David Wood
(703.635.0577)
Buffalo Brand Invigoration
Group
dwood@buffalobig.com

Laura Stone
(703.891.3383)
Buffalo Brand Invigoration Group
lstone@buffalobig.com
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Sea Pines Resort Offers ‘March Free Night’ Special

(HILTON HEAD, S.C.) – The Sea Pines Resort – Hilton Head’s most celebrated leisure retreat – is offering a “March Free Night” special that provides guests reserving three- to five-night stays a complimentary extra night of lodging from Feb. 28 – March 27.

Guests can choose from an array of private lodging options featuring one to four bedrooms, all in proximity to the numerous array of amenities and features of the acclaimed Lowcountry destination. In addition to 54 holes of extraordinary golf, Sea Pines offers 21 clay tennis courts, Eco-Adventures, water sports, fine and casual dining, 14 miles of bike and walking trails, horseback riding and five miles of unspoiled beaches.

The value-packed offer starts at $165 per night and includes:
• An extra night free at the end of any three- to five-night villa stay
• One complimentary beach portrait session by the certified professionals at Memory Lane Portraits, in addition to a 15% discount on a la carte portrait orders
• 10% dining discount at The Sea Pines Resort restaurants (alcohol excluded)
• Complimentary wireless internet
• Two hours of complimentary tennis per day at The Sea Pines Racquet Club
• Preferred rates at The Sea Pines Resort’s three championship golf courses, including Harbour Town Golf Links

“Our March Free Night special is ideal for families and couples seeking to enjoy significant savings during a fun-filled getaway to Hilton Head,” says John Munro, Vice President of Hospitality, Sales and Marketing. “March is one of the best times of the year to enjoy the island with both great weather and plenty of events and activities.”

Two recent resort additions now enhance the Sea Pines experience. The Plantation Golf Club is a 23,000-square-foot clubhouse and state-of-the-art golf learning center located at its Heron Point by Pete Dye and Ocean courses. Its Live Oak restaurant showcases Lowcountry-inspired cuisine and locally sourced produce and products complete with panoramic golf views and indoor and outdoor seating options.

The Sea Pines Beach Club, with its relaxed, coastal ambience, provides year-round enjoyment, highlighted by a casual beachside restaurant, oceanfront bar, express concessions, retail shop, rooftop bar terrace, and special event space connected by outdoor decks, terraces and covered verandas.

No advance deposit is required. When booking the March Free Night package call 866.561.8802 and mention the promotion code MARCH.

About The Sea Pines Resort
Situated on the southernmost tip of Hilton Head Island, the legendary Lowcountry destination features five miles of unspoiled beaches, 21 clay tennis courts, 14 miles of bike and walking trails, horseback riding, Eco-Adventures, water sports, and the 605-acre Sea Pines Forest Preserve filled with wildflowers, wetlands and more than 130 species of birds. As the first Eco-planned destination in the U.S., The Sea Pines Resort has become the blueprint for numerous beach developments around the country.

One of the crown jewels in the world of golf, The Sea Pines Resort is home to Pete Dye’s classic Harbour Town Golf Links (home of the PGA TOUR’s RBC Heritage) Heron Point by Pete Dye, and the Ocean Course. The property has recently gone through extensive redevelopment with its Sea Pines Beach Club and Plantation Golf Club both opening in 2014. The new 26,000-square-foot Harbour Town Golf Links Clubhouse will open in April.

Guests may choose from an array of accommodations, including 300 villas, 100 rental homes and the luxurious 60-room Inn at Harbour Town, a AAA Four-Diamond, Forbes Four-Star boutique hotel and Preferred Hotel Group member. The resort’s best-in-class collection of golf courses, amenities, meeting facilities and accommodations makes Sea Pines one of the most sought-after leisure and group destinations in America.

Contact:
David Wood (703.635.0577)
Buffalo Brand Invigoration Group
dwood@buffalobig.com

Laura Stone (703.891.3383)
Buffalo Brand Invigoration Group
lstone@buffalobig.com
BuffaloBIG.com

Streamsong Resort Taps James Bullock to Lead Sales and Marketing

STREAMSONG, FLORIDA (Feb. 2, 2015) – James Bullock has been appointed director of sales and marketing for the award-winning Streamsong Resort. In this role, Bullock will provide oversight and strategic leadership for all aspects of sales, marketing and public relations initiatives for this multi-faceted 16,000-acre destination. In his new capacity, he is responsible for driving sales and brand awareness for the resort’s acclaimed golf courses, leisure travel, and corporate meetings and incentives experiences.

Bullock brings more than 20 years of direct sales, marketing and property general management experience to Streamsong, with special expertise in independent luxury, upscale resorts, hotels and country clubs. Prior to joining Streamsong, Bullock served as vice president of group sales for Sandals and Beaches Resorts where he spearheaded a strategic repositioning of select resorts throughout the Caribbean under the new Sandals Luxury Meetings & Incentives Collection.

“Throughout his career, James has demonstrated a strong understanding of what discerning group and leisure travelers expect from premium properties,” said Richard Mogensen, general manager of Streamsong Resort. “We are pleased to welcome him to the team and know his professional qualities and strengths will help us to continue delivering our vision of the Streamsong experience.”

Prior to Bullock’s tenure at Sandals, he held such leadership positions as corporate director of sales and marketing at Salamander Hotels & Resorts, regional vice president of sales at Benchmark Hospitality International, and national director of sales and marketing for International Conference Resorts’ network of resorts, country clubs, corporate conference centers and affiliated service companies including an in-house travel agency and meeting planning company.

Bullock is a life-long champion of community engagement; he is the founder and chief outdoors officer of Kids Alfresco, an organization committed to reconnecting children with the natural world by encouraging active, inquisitive and responsible lives outdoors. Bullock, a Florida native, resides in Tampa with his wife and four children.

About Streamsong Resort
Streamsong® Resort has been developed by The Mosaic Company and is founded on a commitment to its surrounding resources. From awe-inspiring golf courses and enchanting nature trails to sumptuous dining and ethereal spa experiences, Streamsong operates in concert with its environment. This appreciation for the land’s inherent beauty creates an unparalleled luxury resort. The resort is operated by Interstate Hotels & Resorts and the golf courses are managed by KemperSports. For more information, visit streamsongresort.com.

Contact:
Audrey Wayne
KemperLesnik
Audrey.wayne@kemperlesnik.com or 630.310.9085