MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - EOS Investors LLC (EOS), a privately held real estate investment firm, has unveiled plans for a multi-phase $50 million dollar renovation of the Kingston Resorts® properties, beginning with a comprehensive $20 million dollar investment in the Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort followed by a $30 million dollar investment in the Embassy Suites Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort. The transformative renovation of Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort is set for completion by June 2020 and will bring EOS’s vision to life for the future of these legacy properties, which includes a repositioning and reintroduction of the Hilton property as one of the premier oceanfront resort destinations in the market.
Phase one for Kingston Resorts’ renovation, which began in January 2020, includes a complete redesign and upgrade of all 385 guest rooms at Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort. Room configurations will also be diversified in an effort to accommodate families, multi-generational travel and group needs. Bathrooms will undergo complete modernizations, including the addition of walk-in showers.
“As we look to improve upon Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort’s success, we see incredible value and opportunity in elevating and enhancing the unique characteristics, offerings and experiences of the property,” said Jonathan Wang, EOS president. “Making this significant investment in the resort is consistent with EOS’s overall focus to provide premier hospitality experiences in strong, destination markets.”
The renovation will feature a complete reimagination of Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort’s current outdoor dining concept with a transformation into an upscale, social setting outfitted with inviting seating, fire pits and games, offering light fare and beverages throughout the day. Unique design elements will include floor-to-ceiling wood dividers that will offer guests a more private experience while still enjoying the Atlantic breezes and views of the ocean. Other public spaces and common areas undergoing renovation include the Dunes Ballroom, the property’s 16th floor meeting and event space offering panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, as well as the hotel’s oceanfront pool, which will be upgraded with new lounge chairs and umbrellas. Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort’s signature oceanfront bar will also be refreshed and expanded to maximize guests’ access to unparalleled ocean views and fresh beverages.
“From our refreshed dining outlets to our newly configured and beautifully renovated guestrooms, we’re excited to offer an elevated experience for our guests,” said Bob Barenberg, general manager, Kingston Resorts®. “For more than 45 years, Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort has created so many memorable experiences for our guests, and we look forward to welcoming the next generation of travelers building memories along the Grand Strand.”
Kingston Resorts, owned by EOS, encompasses two market-leading, premium-branded full-service resorts, the 255-suite Embassy Suites Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort and the 385-room Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort as well as more than 1,600 residential condominiums and townhomes. The 157-acre beachfront campus boasts direct access to Myrtle Beach and the Atlantic Ocean, countless guest amenities and is the largest and most comprehensive oceanfront conference venue between Atlantic City, New Jersey and West Palm Beach, Florida. The resort features 100,000+ square feet of meeting and event space, multiple food and beverage outlets, more than
a dozen swimming pools, a recently constructed spa and fitness facility (Spa33 and 78Fitness) and a plethora of outdoor water activities. For more information, visit www.kingstonresorts.com.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising nearly 6,900 properties and nearly 1.1 million rooms, in 122 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For list and been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for five consecutive years. Hilton has introduced several industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the nearly 133 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit stories.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.
About Embassy Suites by Hilton
Embassy Suites by Hilton, one of Hilton’s 18 market-leading brands, is dedicated to delivering what matters most to travelers. The full service, upscale brand offers both leisure and business travelers an approachable, best-in-class experience with two-room suites, free made-to-order breakfast, inviting open atriums, 24-hour fitness centers and a complimentary evening reception. Embassy Suites by Hilton offers nearly 260 open hotels with 42 properties in development. Experience a positive stay at Embassy Suites by Hilton by booking at embassysuites.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Embassy Suites by Hilton at stories.hilton.com/embassysuites, and follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About Hilton Hotels & Resorts
For over a century, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has set the benchmark for hospitality around the world, providing new product innovations and services to meet guests' evolving needs. With nearly 600 hotels across six continents, Hilton Hotels & Resorts properties are located in the world’s most sought-after destinations for guests who know that where they stay matters. Experience a positive stay at Hilton Hotels & Resorts by booking at hiltonhotels.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Hilton Hotels & Resorts at stories.hilton.com/hhr, and follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.