Kingston Plantation and Kingston Shores Win International Magellan Awards

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – October 30, 2013 – Kingston Plantation and Kingston Shores, comprising Kingston Resorts, were selected as Magellan Award winners for best family resort hotel and best beach resort hotel. The winners of The 2013 Magellan Awards were announced by Travel Weekly.

With entries from across the United States and around the world, the Magellan Awards are the premier awards honoring the best in the travel industry. The complete list of winners can be viewed at www.travelweeklyawards.com. The awards honor a broad range of industry segments including hotels and resorts, travel destinations, cruise lines, online travel services, airlines and airports, travel agents and agencies, tour operators and car rental companies.

Kingston Plantation was awarded a Silver Magellan Award for best family resort hotel, and Kingston Shores was awarded a Silver Magellan Award for best beach resort hotel.

The Magellan Awards are judged and overseen by a panel of top travel professionals representing the most accomplished leaders in the industry. In determining winners, entries do not compete with one another, instead they are judged against a standard of excellence based on the long experience of Travel Weekly. To uphold this high standard of excellence, a category may have multiple winners, or may have no winners at all. Travel Weekly and TravelWeekly.com are the most influential news resources for the travel industry.

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Embassy Suites at Kingston Plantation

An Embassy Suites Review on dplusmagazine.com

Kingston Plantation is one of the largest resort areas in Myrtle Beach, SC, nestled in over 145 acres of beach and close to many attractions. Embassy Suites is an oceanfront hotel on the property offering a spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean coastline, its nine swimming pools, nine tennis courts and two oceanfront restaurants.

The property features a guarded gate where I’m immediately greeted with a friendly smile, directions to my accommodations and a parking pass. Drive down the streets lined with palm trees, walking paths and bike trails. Pass the volleyball and tennis courts along with the indoor swimming pool lit beautifully at night.

I enter the Embassy Suites lobby for check-in and am welcomed by the sleek and modern design, seating areas adorned with leather high-back sofas and intimate areas to enjoy a fruity drink. The lobby also includes its very own Starbucks! How lucky can a girl be?

I grab the next elevator and head to the 20th floor to my two-bedroom, oceanview room with a private balcony decorated with subtle shades of blue and brown. I step inside my home-away-from-home accommodations, open the balcony doors and take a deep breath of the ocean air. From my balcony, I get a glimpse of SPLASH! Caribbean Family Playground and Lazy River and outdoor Splash cafe.

The suite features a small dining and wet bar area with coffee-maker, microwave and small refrigerator. A cozy fold-out sofa is available to curl up and watch the flat-screen TV. And, the double-vanity, tiled floor bathroom with Crabtree&Evelyn toiletries and the king-sized bed aligned with six fluffy pillows and down comforter are an added treat to enjoy after a long walk on the beach.

Reserve your next get-away at the Embassy Suites at Kingston Plantation. Enjoy the complimentary breakfast buffet with a full spread ranging from scrambled eggs, sausage and bacon to omelets, cereal and a variety of pastries. Attend an evening reception including light food and drinks and make a reservation at Vintage Twelve, where oceanfront dining and fresh local ingredients merge.

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Vintage Twelve Celebrates with Special Christmas Menu

Chef Brady Adds Tradition and Home Style Flavors to Christmas Dinner

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – December 10, 2012 – Vintage Twelve, Kingston Plantation’s newest oceanfront restaurant, has prepared a special menu for Christmas dinner. Chef Caitlin Brady fondly remembers Christmas Eve dinners with her family and wanted to include some of the flavors and traditions. “I wanted to create a feast that had some traditional items but also some of the flavors I fondly remember as a kid, like the sausage wellington and sweet potato casserole,” Brady reminisced.

Chef Caitlin Brady has prepared a holiday menu with all the fixings. The first course starts with a choice of Fig Salad with Baby Greens, Goat Cheese Cream and Walnuts with a Balsamic Vinaigrette or New England Clam Chowder. The second course is a choice of Sausage Wellington with House-Made Sausage, Puff Pastry, Tomato Relish and Pickled Mustard Seeds or a Paté Plate with Assorted Salami, Chicken Liver Paté, Pimento Cheese, Pickles, Pepper Relish and Toast Points. The third course is a choice of  Family Farm Glazed Ham with Sweet Potato Casserole, Green Beans and Sweet Cherry Reduction; Prime Rib Au Jus with Potato Puree and Creamed Greens or the Chef’s Selection of Local Fish from Murrells Inlet with Winter Vegetables and Butternut Squash Risotto. Dessert will feature Santa’s Favorite Assorted House Made Cookies and a Vanilla Milk Shake; Not Your Aunt Mary’s Fruit Cake with Cranberries, Blueberries, Pecan Cake and Whipped Cream Cheese Icing or Snow Day, Rich Hot Chocolate and Peppermint Cream Puffs.

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Kingston Resorts Ship 2,000 Pounds of Soap to Africa

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – October 24, 2012 – Kingston Resorts, an oceanfront resort complex in Myrtle Beach, Kingston Plantation and Kingston Shores shipped 2,000 pounds of soap to an African village as part of the Global Soap Project. The Global Soap Project recycles soap from American hotels and distributes them to people in Africa. The soap is collected, sanitized and melted into new bars before they are shipped to refugee camps.

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 this soap project was one of many the resorts instituted to reuse, reduce and recycle whenever possible.

“This program has grown significantly since it started two years ago,” said Eugene Silvestri, hotel manager with Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort. “We now ship twice a year, and we are very proud that the organizer, the project and Hilton Worldwide have received international recognition.”
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Kingston Resorts Wins Three Magellan Awards and Best of the South

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – October 4, 2012 – Kingston Resorts, an oceanfront resort complex in Myrtle Beach, Kingston Plantation and Kingston Shores were selected as Silver Magellan Award winners. The winners of The 2012 Magellan Awards were announced by Travel Weekly.  The resorts were also included in the Best of the South awards by Meetings Focus South magazine.

With entries from across the United States and around the world, the Magellan Awards are the premier awards program honoring the best in the travel industry. The complete list of winners can be viewed at www.travelweeklyawards.com. The awards honor a broad range of industry segments including hotels and resorts, travel destinations, cruise lines, online travel services, airlines and airports, travel agents and agencies, tour operators and car rental companies.

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Vintage Twelve Restaurant at Embassy Suites Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort Opens to Rave Reviews

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – July 31, 2012 – Vintage Twelve, the newest Myrtle Beach oceanfront restaurant at Kingston Resorts, has taken upscale dining to a new level. The restaurant recently opened after extensive renovations of Embassy Suites Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort in Kingston Plantation. The entire first floor was upgraded with a sleek new contemporary décor enhanced with beautiful elevated ocean views.

The 44-seat Vintage Twelve restaurant was designed as an open-kitchen concept.  The restaurant has been called an “organic gourmet haven” by Myrtle Beach Restaurant News, and the response from diners has been overwhelming.

Chef Caitlin Brady made a mark on the dining scene with her Southern-style recipes that focus on the freshest local ingredients and seafood. She trained with Executive Chef Frank Lee at the Old Village Post House in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina and High Hammock on Pawleys Island. Now, Brady has refined her style to match the cuisine typical of the finer chefs in Charleston.  She honors the region’s time-honored traditional dishes including fried flounder, sweet succotash and buttery shrimp and grits. But then, she elevates these old favorites with innovative twists such as hush puppies with pimento cheese fondue. Or, she’ll add goat cheese grits to a tender rack of lamb.

“One diner said our peach ice cream was just like her grandma’s” said Brady. “I love it when diners get emotional. That kind of response means we have created memories for our patrons and have taken something old and made it new.”
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