Embassy Suites at Kingston Plantation Undergoes Renovation

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – (February 1, 2012)Embassy Suites at Kingston Plantation, an oceanfront resort in Myrtle Beach, has begun renovations to the lobby, restaurants and common areas of the hotel. The multi-million project, slated for completion in early April, follows recent renovations to the hotel’s 255 guest rooms and the resort’s Sport & Health Club that were completed last year.

The lobby will have a new check-in area that is being designed for efficiency and ease of service. The renovation will modernize and open up the reception area with a vibrant and contemporary first impression.

“Our new lobby will roll out the welcome mat, and it has been designed to create comfort and ease when guests check in,” said Bob Barenberg, managing director, Embassy Suites Myrtle Beach. “Our design team carefully selected fabrics and color palettes to create a more relaxed and inviting atmosphere.”

The hotel’s food and beverage outlets will also receive renovations to modernize and enhance the facilities as well as offer breathtaking views of the surrounding natural beauty of Myrtle Beach. A new upscale 44-seat oceanfront restaurant is being added and will offer scenic views along the Atlantic Ocean. The existing lobby restaurant, Fisheye Grill, will be completely transformed into a new open kitchen concept with modern fixtures. This restaurant will serve the hotel’s complimentary, cooked-to-order breakfast, as well as lunch and dinner. A new lobby bar is also being added with large-screen televisions for guests to enjoy news and sporting events. The current café bar in the lobby that offers Starbucks™ products will be expanded with additional seating and an extended menu offering grab-and-go sandwiches, milk shakes and pre-made salads. In addition, improvements will be made to the lobby retail and gift shop.

Embassy Suites, the first green certified hotel in Myrtle Beach, has 255 oceanfront suites that combine breathtaking views with the comforts of home. Guest rooms are appointed with sleek sleeper sofas flanked by sophisticated side chairs in the living area. The suites also include a dining area and a granite-countered kitchen. The bedding package includes pillow top beds with luxury linens and pillows. Bathrooms have granite counters, plush white cotton towels and high-end bath products. Embassy Suites guests enjoy a number of amenities, including a free cooked-to-order breakfast and a manager’s cocktail reception every evening*. The Kingston Plantation Conference Center at Embassy Suites features 65,000 square feet of meeting space in 17 rooms that can accommodate groups from 50 to 2,000.

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 the Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort and Embassy Suites Myrtle Beach. A variety of luxury Myrtle Beach condominiums, townhomes and vacation villas, located along the famous Grand Strand, are also available for guests to enjoy. All Kingston Resorts guests have access to recreational facilities including a newly renovated 50,000 square-foot Sport & Health Club with indoor and outdoor pools, lit tennis courts, pro shop and state-of-the-art fitness equipment, Splash!, an oceanfront water park and lazy river, the adjacent Rees Jones-designed Arcadian Shores Golf Course and a host of seasonal activities for adults and children. For more information, call 800-876-0010 or visit www.kingstonresorts.com.

Kingston Resorts includes Kingston Plantation and the adjacent Kingston Shores, which are owned by FelCor Lodging Trust, Inc. These oceanfront properties include the ,  and a variety of  all located along the famous Grand Strand. Guests at both properties can enjoy access to recreational facilities including a newly renovated 50,000 square-foot Sport & Health Club with indoor and outdoor pools, lit tennis courts, pro shop and state-of-the-art fitness equipment, Splash!, an oceanfront water park and lazy river, the adjacent Rees Jones-designed Arcadian Shores Golf Course and a host of seasonal activities for adults and children. For more information, call 800-876-0010 or visit .

About Embassy Suites Hotels

Embassy Suites Hotels, one of Hilton Worldwide’s ten market-leading brands, gives guests more during every stay. The full service, upscale brand offers spacious two-room suites, free cooked-to-order breakfast and a nightly Manager’s Reception with complimentary appetizers and beverages.  Both leisure and business travelers looking for an approachable, upscale experience feel right at home in the brand’s inviting atrium environment. Embassy Suites Hotels has 213 properties across the Americas and an additional 27 in the pipeline.

For more information, visit www.embassysuites.com, and connect with Embassy Suites at www.embassysuitesmediacenter.com, www.facebook.com/embassysuiteshotels and www.twitter.com/EmbassySuites.

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 93 years, Hilton Worldwide has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,800 hotels and timeshare properties, with 630,000 rooms in 88 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. Visit www.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, www.twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, www.youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, www.flickr.com/hiltonworldwide and www.linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide

*Service of alcohol subject to state and local laws. Must be of legal drinking age.

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