Hop Over To Kingston Resorts for a Delicious Easter Celebration

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. –April 14, 2014 – Kingston Resorts invites guests to celebrate Easter at Café Amalfi, Coastal Grill or Vintage Twelve. The oceanfront resorts’ top restaurants have developed special menus for the occasion. All three restaurants offer beautiful views of the Grand Strand and cuisine prepared by Myrtle Beach’s most accomplished chefs.

Café Amalfi at Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort will offer a full Easter Brunch Buffet from 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. with holiday favorites including festive breakfast selections, a salad station, seafood station, carving station, a delectable dessert station and more.
Salad Station
Indigo Farms Baby Greens Choice of Dressing
Cucumber, Tomato, Red Onion, Carrot, Parmesan Cheese
Cheddar Cheese, Herb Crouton
Marinated Artichoke Hearts, Thai Basil
Cucumber, Bermuda Onion, Feta Cheese, Lemon Vinaigrette
Tomato Caprese, Fresh Mozzarella, Fresh Basil
Carrot, Raisin, Walnut & Apple salad
Cheese Display
Assorted Domestic and Imported Cheese
Dried Fruit & Artisan Crackers
Seafood Station
Local Peel & Eat Shrimp, Oysters on the Half Shell, Spicy Cocktail Sauce & Lemons
Smoked Salmon with Red Onion, Capers, Egg White, Egg Yolk, Toast Points
Seafood Ceviche
Carving Station
Roast Prime Rib, Au Jus
Roasted fingerling potatoes
Carved Ham, Bourbon Glaze
Grilled Spring Vegetables
Entrees
Yodar Farm Free Range Eggs Benedict Florentine & Brie Cheese
Hickory Smoked Bacon, Chicken Apple Sausage, Hand Pressed Sausage
Carolina Shrimp & Grits
Braised Short Ribs, Potato Confit, Morel Mushroom Sauce
Chicken Provence, Thyme Garlic White Bean
Grilled Paiche, Buerre Blanc, Roasted Seasonal Vegetables
Eggplant Rollatini, Creamy Risotto, Fire Roasted Tomato Sauce
Dessert Station
Made-to-Order Twills, Vanilla Ice Cream, Berry Ragout
German Chocolate Cake, Easter Coconut Cake, Carrot Cake
Chocolate Truffle Mousse cake, Ricotta Cheesecake, Red Velvet Cake
Sugar Free Strawberry Shortcake, Sugar Free Chocolate Cake
Turtle Caramel Pecan Cookie, Lemon Bars, Petit Fours, Jell-O
Adults: $31.95 · Seniors: $24.95 · Children 4-12: $15.95
Please call +1 843 449 5000 ext. 3145 or 3138 for reservations or more information.

Coastal Grill at Embassy Suites Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Easter Day Buffet will feature an assorted salad station, peel-and-eat shrimp, seared scallops, eggs benedict and grilled salmon as well as a carving station with roasted prime rib, smoked ham and leg of lamb and other holiday favorites. The Buffet is open from noon until 5 p.m.
Adults: $38.95 · Seniors: $30.95 · Children 4-12: $22.95
Call 497-7300 for reservations.

Vintage Twelve at Embassy Suites Myrtle Beach Oceanfront will offer guests a four-course Easter dinner featuring strawberry salad, roasted lamb, pork tenderloin, fresh fish and a selection of mouth-watering desserts. Dinner is served from 5 to 9 p.m.

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New Executive Chef at Kingston Plantation

Tuesday, April 8, 2014, Myrtle Beach

Thomas Hiestand has joined Kingston Resorts as executive chef at Kingston Plantation.

Originally from Chicago, American-born Executive Chef Thomas Hiestand has joined Kingston Resorts after working with some of the world’s best brands including Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt, Radisson and The Drake Hotel. He has also served as the executive chef at the prestigious Naperville Country Club and The Herrington Inn & Spa.

Hiestand has served on the board of directors for the American Culinary Federation Chicago Chefs and also was a culinary educator at the College of DuPage.

Chef Hiestand’s culinary philosophy and passion reflect the growing trend toward a healthier and down-to-earth lifestyle. He works with the finest regional ingredients, and his preference is to allow the natural flavors of food define the meal.

When not under the toque, Hiestand is an avid runner and has competed in numerous road races and marathons. He is also a motorcycle enthusiast and outdoorsman.

Kingston Resorts includes Kingston Plantation and the adjacent Kingston Shores, which are owned by FelCor Lodging Trust, Inc.  These properties include two full-service oceanfront hotels including Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort and Embassy Suites Myrtle Beach.

 

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Thomas Hiestand Named Executive Chef at Kingston Plantation

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – April 8, 2014 – Thomas Hiestand, CEC, has joined Kingston Resorts as executive chef at Kingston Plantation.

Originally from Chicago, American-born Executive Chef Thomas Hiestand has joined Kingston Resorts after working with some of the world’s best brands including Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt, Radisson and The Drake Hotel. He has also served as the executive chef at the prestigious Naperville Country Club and The Herrington Inn & Spa.

Hiestand received training and a Certified Executive Chef (CEC) recognition from the American Culinary Federation. He has served on the board of directors for the American Culinary Federation Chicago Chefs and also was a culinary educator at the College of DuPage.

Chef Hiestand’s culinary philosophy and passion reflect the growing trend toward a healthier and down-to-earth lifestyle. He works with the finest regional ingredients, and his preference is to allow the natural flavors of food define the meal.

When not under the toque, Hiestand is an avid runner and has competed in numerous road races and marathons. He is also a motorcycle enthusiast and outdoorsman.

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Warmer Weather is Coming! Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort Offers Gas and Go Spring Promotion

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – April 4, 2014 – Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort at Kingston Shores, an oceanfront resort in Myrtle Beach, has an attractive offer for vacationers within driving distance.  The Gas and Go package offers a discount rate on accommodations this spring starting at $144 per night. Included in the package is a $50 Walmart gift card, which can also be used for gas at selected locations.

The special rate is offered at the oceanfront Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort with 385 newly
renovated guest rooms. The hotel is set in the 12-acre Kingston Shores resort, which is located along the beautiful Grand Strand in Myrtle Beach and adjacent to a sister property, Kingston Plantation.

The Gas and Go promotion requires a reservation for two nights – perfect for a spring weekend escape. The Walmart gift card offers the perfect opportunity to stop to fuel up or stock up for your trip to the beach.

To make reservations and to determine availability, call 800-876-0010.

Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort has a new color palette and a fresh and modern look. Recent
renovations include new furnishings, linens and a new lighting package. To complement the sleek look, new entry doors and high definition televisions have been installed in all guest rooms. The bathrooms have also been updated with new tile and contemporary vanities with storage room for hair dryers, guest’s toiletries and additional towels.

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Kingston Resorts Ship 1,381 Pounds of Soap to Africa

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – February 10, 2014 – Kingston Resorts, an oceanfront resort complex in Myrtle Beach comprising Kingston Plantation and Kingston Shores, shipped 1,381 pounds of soap as part of the Global Soap Project. The Global Soap Project recycles soap from hotels and distributes them across the globe. The soap is collected, sanitized and melted into new bars before they are shipped to refugee camps. The 1,381 pounds represents soap collected at Kingston Resorts during 2013.

“It’s the second year we have participated in this project,” said Eugene Silvestri, hotel manager with Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort. “We plan to increase our shipment during 2014.”

Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort at Kingston Shores and Embassy Suites at Kingston Plantation were the first hotels to be green certified in Myrtle Beach, and the soap project is one of many initiatives the resorts have initiated to reuse, reduce and recycle whenever possible.

Hygiene-related illnesses claim more than 2.4 million lives each year. Hand washing with soap has been found to be the single most effective way to prevent those deaths. Research has shown that soap can reduce morbidity rates by more than 47 percent. The Global Soap Project has partners in 31 countries to distribute lifesaving soap and hygiene education to vulnerable populations, including disaster victims, refugees, the homeless, and mothers and children living in extreme poverty.

As part of the partnership, Hilton Worldwide is providing channels for more than 3,900 of its global properties to donate partially-used soap, while also investing $1.3 million to the project. Hilton Worldwide will also provide operational expertise to help expand the Global Soap Project’s processing and distribution capabilities. As a member of the Global Soap Project’s board of directors, Hilton Worldwide is also actively participating in the development of the nonprofit’s organizational strategy and growth.

The Global Soap Project, based in Atlanta, was founded by Derreck Kayongo, a humanitarian relief expert whose own Uganda family fled the tyranny of Idi Amin in 1979. During this tragic and despotic era, close to one million people lost their lives. Today, there are millions more internally displaced persons throughout Central and Eastern Africa, struggling to survive with limited or no access to clean water and soap. For more information, visit www.globalsoap.org.

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Kevin W. Luque Named Executive Chef at Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – February 4, 2014 – Kevin W. Luque has been promoted to executive chef at Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort at Kingston Resorts. Luque joined the oceanfront resort in 2008 as executive sous chef.

Luque was named the Best Seafood Chef in South Carolina in 2012. The competition and awards are part of an annual program by the Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Supply Show of the Southeast, and he competed against 19 other chefs in the seafood category to win the top prize.

Before joining Kingston Resorts, Luque was the executive sous chef at the W New Orleans and the Sheraton at Woodbridge Place in New Jersey.

Every December, Luque and others on the Kingston Resorts’ food and beverage team
participate with Feed a Family, a non-profit organization that feeds local families during the holiday season. The Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort team prepares the 500 turkey dinners that are delivered to families in time for Christmas.

Luque attended Middlesex County College in New Jersey and received an associate degree in hotel restaurant management.

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