Myrtle Beach resort snags nod for renovated meeting space

dbryant@thesunnews.comNovember 18, 2013 

A south-end Myrtle Beach resort is one of eight in South Carolina to nab a nod for its renovated meeting space.

Springmaid Beach Resort & Conference Center, which underwent a $7 million upgrade in 2012, received the 2014 Top New or Renovated Meeting Site Award by Convention South magazine, which focuses on the meetings industry.

The 2012 upgrade was the first major overhaul for the 491-room oceanfront resort in 34 years. The resort, owned by Leroy Springs & Co., was built in 1949 as a vacation getaway for Springs’ mill workers and it opened up to others in 1978, when the last major renovation occurred.

Springmaid spruced up all aspects of the property, including the 35,000-square-foot conference center, guest rooms, outside signage, pool areas, landscaping, fitness center and restaurants.

The upgrades have become the focus of the property’s marketing to lure new groups and visitors.

“Convention South readers are constantly seeking information on the newest and like-new meeting sites in the South in order to offer their attendees the most modern facilities available, and this is why we are honored to bestow Springmaid Beach Resort & Conference Center, Marlane Bundock, the publication’s associate publisher, said in a news release.

Three properties in Hilton Head Island were recognized: Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort; Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island; and Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa.

The other S.C. properties to receive the award: Baxter M. Hood Continuing Education Center/York Technical College in Rock Hill; Hyatt Regency in Greenville; Marriott Columbia and Spartanburg Marriott.

Contact DAWN BRYANT at 626-0296 or at dbryant@thesunnews.com or follow her at Twitter.com/TSN_dawnbryant.

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