MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Located in the heart of the famed Grand Strand in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Kingston Plantation and the adjacent Kingston Shores together are one of the largest and most comprehensive resort complexes on the East Coast. The resorts feature a variety of outstanding accommodations in addition to first-class recreational options to fit the needs of every traveler. In 2007, Myrtle Beach was voted the number-one beach in the world by Yahoo! Travel. Embassy Suites at Kingston Plantation and Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort at Kingston Shores were the first hotels in Myrtle Beach to receive green certifications by the South Carolina Green Hospitality Alliance.

Accommodations:

Kingston Plantation boasts more than 1,100 luxurious guest accommodations. Options include the Embassy Suites Hotel as well as oceanfront condominiums, lakeside townhouses and villas. 

The 255-suite oceanfront Embassy Suites Hotel combines breathtaking views with the comforts of home-perfect for family getaways, romantic rendezvous and corporate gatherings.  Embassy Suites guests enjoy a number of additional amenities, including a daily complimentary buffet breakfast and manager's cocktail reception every evening.

Four oceanfront condominium towers-Margate, Brighton, North Hampton and South Hampton- offer breathtaking views of the wide sandy beaches along the scenic Atlantic coastline and are just steps to the beach. These condominiums offer guests one-bedroom oceanview guestrooms and two-, three- and four-bedroom condominiums with full kitchens, which are ideal for family vacations.

The Arrowhead and Laurel Court Lakeview Lodges feature one- and two-bedroom accommodations situated on Kingston Plantation's largest freshwater lake.

The spacious one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom villas with wooded views are a perfect setting for multiple guests or family travelers. Parking is available in front of each villa.

Kingston Shores

Kingston Shores is a new 12-acre resort located adjacent to Kingston Plantation. It includes the Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort and Royale Palms condominiums. Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort is a 385-room oceanfront resort with lavishly appointed rooms, outstanding dining options, luxurious resort pool complex and the Hilton Golf Academy, one of only four in the country.  Major renovations on the hotel focus on the guest experience including upgraded meeting facilities, completion of the exterior entrance, business center relocation, restaurant and fitness center expansion and the addition of luxurious bedding.

Royale Palms is a 24-story luxury oceanfront condominium tower with 184 one-bedroom guestrooms and two- and three-bedroom oceanview condominiums. These accommodations are available for vacation rentals to accommodate families and groups.

Kingston Shores' 12-acre site includes a pool complex with deep-water and sand-bottom pools, lush landscaping with more than 250 palm trees, reflection pond and fountain. Guests may also enjoy cabanas with televisions, ceiling fans, Internet access, tables and chairs for a daily fee.  Additional cabanas are also located in front of the resort near the ocean for scenic views and ocean breezes.  These cabanas offer tables with four chairs and two lounge chairs and are also available for a daily fee.

Meetings and Conventions:

Kingston Plantation and Kingston Shores offer 113,000 square feet of meeting space, making them one of the largest and most comprehensive oceanfront conference facilities between Atlantic City and West Palm Beach.

The Kingston Plantation Conference Center at Embassy Suites features 65,000 square feet of meeting space in 17 rooms on a single floor including a flexible ballroom that can accommodate groups from 50 to 2,000. The Conference Center also allows for various meeting rooms throughout the facility to be linked through a high-tech communications center with simultaneous sound in each room.  For a nominal fee the resort also offers video conferencing of special events or general sessions to all guest room TV's on property.

The 14,500 square-foot Kensington Ballroom features 18-foot ceilings and drive-in access, making it easy to incorporate special displays and exhibition equipment into meetings and presentations.  In addition, the ballroom features column-free construction.

Additional Kingston Plantation meeting options include an 11,500 square-foot freestanding seasonal tent, which is perfect for trade shows and exhibitions. Other options include meeting rooms at the Brighton Tower and in the lakeside lodges at Arrowhead Court and Laurel Court. 

The Palmetto Pavilion features 9,200 square feet of special-event space with convertible walls and climate control, allowing for free movement around the pool complex and beach.

Kingston Shores offers 48,000 square feet of on-site meeting facilities, which includes a 16,000-square-foot exhibition hall and a 3,000-square-foot oceanfront ballroom in the Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort. The 14,400-square-foot Hilton Conference Center opened in 2008. The state-of-the-art facility is designed to be flexible and functional with special acoustics, lighting and rigging. The ballroom is divisible by nine sections to accommodate groups up to 2,000.

Sports and Health Club:

Kingston Plantation and Kingston Shores guests enjoy complimentary access to a newly renovated and state-of-the-art 50,000 square-foot sports club featuring a wide variety of the latest recreational activities and programs. Facilities include an indoor lap pool, nine lighted tennis courts, three racquetball courts, an aerobics studio, weight training and cardiovascular equipment, sauna, whirlpool and spacious locker room.  New equipment includes treadmills, ellipticals, recumbent bikes and upright bikes. The Free Weight Room has been outfitted with all new matrix-free weight equipment. The front desk, retail shop and lobby areas have also been renovated including the addition of a new coffee shop, Caffeinated Fish!, that proudly serves Starbucks coffee. Certified trainers are available by appointment and a variety of group and individual classes are available including yoga, aquatics, tennis and racquetball. Guests can visit the club's extensive pro shop, featuring the very latest in exercise and tennis apparel.  The club also features outstanding seasonal children's programs and junior tennis camps.

SPLASH! Beach Club:

Family fun does not get any better than the SPLASH! Beach Club, named one of the ten best water parks in the United States by Waterpark Resorts Today magazine. This special activity area features a Caribbean family water playground complete with water slides, lazy river, water spouts, arch jets, rope showers, pipe falls, a tunnel, bucket conveyors and multi-person water pumps, water screws and more.  It's perfect for the kids and for the kid within all of us!  The highlight of the facility is a six-foot bucket located at the top of the park, which gradually fills with water until it tilts onto a roof and showers down hundreds of gallons of sparkling water at regular intervals. 

Golf:

Designed by leading course designer Rees Jones, Arcadian Shores has long been a favorite of Grand Strand golfers. The course features an outstanding blend of natural beauty and challenges for every level of player.  From its strategically placed bunkers to its tree-lined fairways and the distinctive contouring of its Tifton Bermuda greens, Arcadian Shores Golf Club is a combination of the very best golf challenges that man and nature have to offer.

The Hilton Golf Academy provides personalized instruction led by 14-year golf veteran, Bill Whitaker. Whitaker's style and experience provides quality instruction, and the teacher-student ratio is limited to four-to-one. In addition to instruction, the Hilton Golf Academy includes a round of golf with the instructor. One of only four such schools in the United States, the Hilton Golf Academy provides a one-of-a-kind of golf experience that can be tailored for every level of interest and skill.

An on-site golf concierge allows guests to take advantage of the world-class quality and quantity of golf in the Myrtle Beach area by mapping out and coordinating the golf experience guests' desire.

Dining/Entertainment:

The resorts offer a wide assortment of dining options.  At Embassy Suites, the Fisheye Grill serves up stunning ocean views in addition to steaks, poultry, seafood and classic regional fare.  The restaurant is open from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, and is open for dinner from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in season.  Omaha Steakhouse, a 120-seat oceanfront restaurant located just off the main lobby, offers one of the finest oceanfront dining experiences in Myrtle Beach.  The restaurant complements its gorgeous ocean vistas with a selection of outstanding steaks and seafood.  Omaha Steakhouse is open seven days a week from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m.

The Night Watch Lounge provides the perfect spot to unwind after a long day at the beach or on the course.  Featuring fantastic ocean views on the second floor of the Embassy Suites Hotel, the lounge offers a delicious array of tropical drinks and premium liquors daily beginning at 5 p.m.  And the Surf Bar, adjacent to Fisheye Grill, is the Embassy Suites' newest addition, offering cocktails on a patio overlooking the ocean.

SPLASH! Café and Bar, located poolside at the Embassy Suites Hotel, is open seasonally.  The café is the perfect place to grab a quick afternoon lunch accompanied by tropical drinks or cooling refreshments.

At Kingston Shores, Café Amalfi at the Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort is a casually elegant restaurant with exquisite seafood, pasta and steaks and a spectacular oceanfront setting. The Veranda Bar offers dramatic ocean views and refreshing beverages seven days a week starting at 5 p.m. Beachcombers offers lunch pool-side, and Wet Whistle offers refreshments with spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean during the season at the oceanfront pool complex.

Both Embassy Suites and Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort proudly serve StarbucksTM coffee in lobby coffee shops.

Room Service is available throughout Kingston Plantation and Kingston Shores for those who want to dine in the comfort of their own accommodations from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. each day.

ADDITIONAL AMENITIES:

The Royale Day Spa is located in the lobby of the Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort. Enjoy a 30-, 60- or 90-minute massage with treatments ranging from Swedish to stone. Or, get ready for sandals, sand and sun with a manicure, pedicure and facial treatment. Body treatments including scrubs and wraps are also available. Appointments recommended but not required. Please call (843) 692-3166, or email at royale.dayspa@hilton.com.

Ami Jewelers

This premier manufacturer and designer for more than 30 years is located in the Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort. Ami Jewelers creates some of the finest and most unique workmanship available including a custom Kingston Design Collection. Choose from a wide variety of rings, pearls, watches, gold, diamonds and gems. All are elegant, yet remarkably affordable. Open daily at 10 am.

Area Attractions:

Myrtle Beach has enjoyed unprecedented expansion during the last decade, and with that expansion has come a seemingly endless array of entertainment options.  The Grand Strand is famed for its bustling nightlife scene, highlighted by Broadway at the Beach.  This 350-acre entertainment complex is full of dining, shopping and entertainment options including Hard Rock Café, Planet Hollywood and NASCAR Café. The complex has more than 100 specialty shops, 20 restaurants, 15 attractions and 10 nightclubs. 

Some of the music world's leading superstars have recognized the allure of Myrtle Beach as well.  Pirates Voyage, a newly opened attraction owned by Dolly Parton, combines a buccaneer battle and a pirate's feast. It is located just minutes from Kingston Plantation.  The Alabama Theater features live performances by country greats including Barbara Mandrell, Patty Loveless and more.  The Carolina Opry Theater is an elegant 2,200-seat show palace with towering columns and a sweeping staircase that calls to mind its grand ol' Nashville namesake.

On the restaurant side, Myrtle Beach boasts something for every taste with more than 1,000 restaurants, ranging from the region's popular Calabash-style seafood to delicious Continental cuisine.

For shopping, Tanger Outlet Mall is just minutes from Kingston Plantation with national name brands at discount prices.  

Transportation:

Direct or connecting air service is available from a variety of major cities and hubs into Myrtle Beach International Airport.  Business, charter and private planes can fly into the Grand Strand Airport in North Myrtle Beach.  Rental car, limousine and airport shuttle service is available from both airports.

Awards/Recognitions:

  • Named among the top 75 golf resorts in North America and the Caribbean by American Express for Kingston Plantation
  • Ten-year recipient of the Gold Key Award by Meetings & Conventions magazine for Kingston Plantation
  • Named one of the top 10 water parks in the United States by Waterpark Resorts Today for Kingston Plantation
  • Eleven-year recipient of the Pinnacle Award by Successful Meetings magazine for Kingston Plantation and in 2011 Kingston Resorts
  • 2008 Gold Tee Winner, Meetings & Conventions magazine for Kingston Plantation
  • One Palmetto Award Green Certification for Embassy Suites and Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort, the first in Myrtle Beach, by South Carolina's Green Hospitality Alliance, 2009
  • Two Palmetto Award Green Certification for Embassy Suites and Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort, 2010
  • Bob Barenberg, managing director of the Embassy Suites at Kingston Plantation and Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort at Kingston Shores, was named the South Carolina Hotelier of the Year by the Hospitality Association of South Carolina 2010
  • Sabena Robinson named Director of Sales of the Year for Embassy Suites 2010
  • TripAdvisor.com listed Myrtle Beach as number 1 beach in U.S. in 2010 and 2011
  • Certificate of Excellence for Embassy Suites by Tripadvisor.com in 2011
  • 2011 Best of the South by Meeting Focus South for Kingston Plantation
  • 2011 Magellan Awards - Best Family Resort Hotel

Ownership

Kingston Plantation and Kingston Shores are owned by FelCor Lodging Trust.  Based in Irving, Texas, FelCor is the nation's second-largest lodging and real estate trust and the largest owner of full-service, all-suite hotels.  The resort is managed by Hilton Hotel Corporation.

Address:

Kingston Plantation is located at 9800 Queensway Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC  29572.  Kingston Shores is located at 10,000 Beach Club Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC  29572.

Reservations Contact:

For reservations, call 800-876-0010.

For group reservations, call 877-360-0799.

Website:

For more information, visit us online at kingstonplantation.com or kingstonshores.com.

Contact:

Cindy Mackey
+1 757 754 4553
cindy@thinkotto.com

Lisa Cole
+ 1 305 866 3646
Lisa.cole@hilton.com

About Embassy Suites by Hilton
Embassy Suites by Hilton, one of Hilton’s 14 market-leading brands, is dedicated to delivering what matters most to travelers. The full service, upscale brand offers two-room suites, free made-to-order breakfast and a nightly two-hour reception with complimentary drinks and snacks. Both leisure and business travelers looking for a relaxed, yet sophisticated experience will feel right at home with brand-standard amenities like inviting atriums and complimentary 24-hour business and fitness centers. Embassy Suites by Hilton has 235 hotels with 50 in the pipeline. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations) available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. For more information, visit embassysuites.com or news.embassysuites.com. Connect online with Embassy Suites by Hilton at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Hilton
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,000 properties with more than 825,000 rooms in 103 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by HiltonTM, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by HiltonTM, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.