Book a Meeting at Kingston Resorts and Rewards Follow

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – March 17, 2015 – Kingston Resorts offers meeting planners special rewards through its Hilton HHonors program. The program applies to bookings made at both oceanfront hotels in Myrtle Beach.

Hilton HHonor Points are available to meeting planners who book room nights from January to March and October to December of any year. The number of Points are determined by the number of room nights and can be applied to future hotel and resort stays, dining, transportation, shopping, golf, excursions or purchases with HHonors credit cards. The Points can be used at any Hilton Worldwide property around the world.

The more meeting room nights booked, the more Points meeting planners will earn. For meetings or events with 20 to 50 room nights booked, meeting planners will receive 5,000 HHonors Points; 25,000 Points for meetings with 51 to 150 room nights; 40,000 Points for 151 to 300 room nights and 60,000 Points for meetings with 400 or more room nights.

For extra incentive, groups that hold their meetings in either December 2015 or January 2016 will receive double Points. The incentive package does not apply to contracts already committed at this location and some blackout dates may apply. The offer expires December 31, 2015.

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Vintage Twelve Offers Christmas Menu with Local Flair

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – December 17, 2014 – Kingston Resorts invites you to enjoy special a Christmas dinner at Vintage Twelve. The holiday menu will be available from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on December 25 at the oceanfront restaurant in Embassy Suites Myrtle Beach Resort, 9800 Queensway Blvd., Myrtle Beach. Prices are $36 per person not including tax or gratuity.

Vintage Twelve specializes in gourmet dining featuring low country cuisine. Traditional southern favorites are reinvented with produce from local farmers and fresh seafood from Murrells Inlet. The result is a flavorful and unique dining experience with every visit. For Christmas, the chefs have prepared a special menu featuring the following four courses.

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Kingston Plantation Earns 14th Pinnacle Award from Successful Meetings Magazine

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – (December 1, 2014) – Kingston Plantation, an oceanfront resort in Myrtle Beach, received its 14th Pinnacle Award from Successful Meetings magazine. The resort is one of only two Myrtle Beach conference facilities to earn the award.

The awards are considered one of the most prestigious recognitions in the meetings and conventions industry. The 2014 Pinnacle Awards recognize excellence by identifying the convention and visitor bureaus, hotels and conference centers that set the standard for others to follow.

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Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort Earns Gold Key Award for 2014

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – November 18, 2014 – Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort at Kingston Resorts, an oceanfront resort complex in Myrtle Beach, has received the prestigious Gold Key Award for 2014. For more than 30 years, this annual award has been leading the industry recognizing the world’s finest meeting properties.

All winners of this award of excellence were nominated and selected by the professional meeting planner readers of Meetings & Convention magazine, who based their votes on the overall professionalism and quality of the property. This year, 151 domestic and 17 international hotels and resorts were honored as Gold Key winners – by this distinct audience. Meeting planners selected their winning properties based on strict industry criteria including: staff attitude; quality of meeting rooms; quality of guest services; food and beverage service; proficiency of handling reservations; availability of technical/support equipment and range of recreational facilities.

“We have been included in the Gold Key awards for more than 10 years, and we’re thrilled to be included once again,” said Bob Barenberg, managing director. “Clearly, the decision makers are a very knowledgeable group of meeting professionals, and we know the judging is extremely difficult. We are very proud of our staff and beautiful facility to be selected among the very best.”

“The 2014 Gold Key winners have met these tough standards through their dedication and by providing outstanding service,” said Kirk Lewis, Meetings & Conventions publisher. “The entire M&C staff commends the properties that have demonstrated the qualities and commitment to earn the Gold Key distinction.”

Meetings & Conventions is a division of NORTHSTAR Travel Media LLC, publishers of worldwide directories, periodicals, electronic products, and destination information services for the travel, meetings and hospitality industry.

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Budget Gourmet: Duck breast

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW)

Ingredients

4-12 oz boneless duck breast halves
4-teaspoons chopped fresh thyme, divided
2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon sugar

Preparation

Using a sharp knife, score skin of duck breasts in crisscross patterns. Sprinkle duck breasts on both sides with 1 teaspoon thyme, 1 teaspoon pepper and 1 teaspoon salt. Cover and chill

Heat 2 large skillets over medium heat. Add 2 duck breasts, skin side down. Cook until skin is crisp and golden for about 7 minutes. Turn duck breasts over and cook. Remove from heat. Let duck rest for 5 minutes.

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Kingston Plantation Named in Meetings Focus’ Best of the South Awards

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – September 29, 2014 – Kingston Plantation, an oceanfront resort in Myrtle Beach, is named among the Best in the South by Meetings Focus. Each year, Meetings Focus polls its users–made up of meeting planners who hold events around the world–to determine the best hotels and resorts for meetings and events in North America.

The properties are judged on the quality of meeting space; guest rooms; services and amenities; food and beverage; tech and bandwidth support; recreational facilities/activities; helpfulness of staff; and overall value and experience. Properties are divided into the same regional categories as the magazine: West, East, South and Mid-America.

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