Far from the maddening crowd, on a secluded barrier island just south of historic Charleston, South Carolina, is a resort retreat untouched by crass commercialism. Devoid of stoplights and fast-food outlets, blessed with wide stretches of pristine beach and ancient moss-draped oaks lining winding roads, Kiawah Island Golf Resort offers the perfect secluded setting for effective business meetings.
Kiawah Island Golf Resort has close to 35,000 sq. ft. of meeting space (18,000 sq. ft. in its Forbes Five-Star/AAA Five-Diamond hotel, The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort and another 17,000 sq. ft. dispersed throughout the 10,000-acre island). Its natural setting allows participants to remove themselves from today’s tumultuous world and focus on the important strategies of developing their business plans without distraction.
Once the work is done, Kiawah Island Golf Resort offers multiple ways to unwind, such as five world-class golf courses, including the world-famous Ocean Course, site of the 1991 Ryder Cup matches, the 2012 PGA Championship and named the site of the 2021 PGA Championship. It has been named the number-one tennis resort in the world by TennisResortsOnline.com for eleven of the last thirteen years. Its oceanfront Sanctuary hotel is home to a Forbes Five-Star-rated spa, and its 10-mile-long beach has been named one of the top beaches in America every year since 2008.
Guest service remains Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s number one priority, whether a business is seeking a high-end getaway or a more conservative, cost-conscious function.
The resort has recently received an impressive array of rankings in various magazine readers polls proving that service is still the top priority on Kiawah Island.
• No. 3 Beach Resort in the world – Travel + Leisure magazine
• Platinum Resort – Golf Magazine
• No. 2 island in Continental U.S. and Canada – Travel + Leisure
• No. 1 island in the Western Hemisphere and No. 2 island in the world in 2014 – Conde Nast Traveler magazine(2014)
• Happiest Seaside Town – Coastal Living (2012)
In addition to the 255-room oceanfront Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, the resort has close to 600 villas and luxury homes offering a wide variety of accommodation options at a wide array of prices. For more information, go to www.kiawahresort.com/meetings or call 800-654-2924.
In March of 2018, Kiawah Island Golf Resort broke ground on a series of island-wide expansions that will greatly enhance its exiting world-class amenities. This expansion will include a 150-room beachfront luxury hotel, a new conference center offering close to 24,000 square feet of meeting and function space, and four two-story four-bedroom oceanfront cottages nestled beside the iconic Ocean Course Clubhouse.