Kingston Plantation Wins Gold Key Award For 2007

Presented by Meetings & Conventions magazine

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – (August 2007) – Kingston Plantation was recently awarded the Gold Key Award for 2007 by Meetings & Conventions magazine. For 30 years, this annual award has been bestowed upon the world’s finest meeting properties. This is the 9th year Kingston Plantation has received this coveted industry-wide designation.

All winners of this award of excellence were nominated and selected by the readers of Meetings & Convention, who base their votes on the overall professionalism and quality of the property. This year, the readers honored 179 domestic and 20 international hotels and resorts as Gold Key winners. 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 are thrilled to receive the award, and the designation speaks to Kingston Plantation’s excellent staff, beautiful facilities and our commitment to customer service,” says Bob Barenberg, area vice president for Embassy Suites.

All winners will be honored at a gala ceremony on November 9, 2007 in New York City. All winning hotels and resorts will also be featured in Meetings & Conventions’ Gold Awards issue published this November.

Kingston Plantation is owned by FelCor Lodging Trust, Inc. Accommodation choices on the 145-acre oceanfront resort include Embassy Suites, luxury condominiums, villas and townhouses. Kingston Plantation and its adjoining property, Kingston Shores, are among the largest and most comprehensive oceanfront resorts on the East Coast. Guests enjoy access to recreational facilities including a 50,000 square-foot Sport & Health Club with indoor and outdoor pools, nine lit tennis courts, pro shop and state-of-the-art fitness equipment; Splash!, an oceanfront waterpark and lazy river; Par-72 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


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