Kingston Plantation Wins Magellan Best Family/Resort Award

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – (November 22, 2011) – Kingston Plantation, an oceanfront resort in Myrtle Beach, was selected as a Magellan Award winner for best family/resort hotel. The winners of The 2011 Magellan Awards were announced by Travel Weekly.

With entries from across the United States and around the world, the Magellan Awards is the premier awards program honoring the best in the travel industry. The complete list of winners can be viewed at 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.

“This year’s Magellan Award winners have once again impressed the judges with their creativity and sense of style,” said Arnie Weissmann, editor-in-chief of Travel Weekly.  He added, “The recipients of the Magellans truly represent the best of the industry, and their accomplishments are inspiring.”

The Magellan Awards are judged and overseen by a panel of top travel professionals representing the best names and most accomplished leaders from 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 are the most influential news resources for the travel industry.

Kingston Resorts includes Kingston Plantation and the adjacent Kingston Shores, which are owned by FelCor Lodging Trust, Inc.  These Myrtle Beach resorts offer a Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort, an Embassy Suites Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Hotel and a variety of luxury Myrtle Beach condominiums, townhomes and Myrtle Beach vacation villas all located along the famous Grand Strand.  Guests at both properties can enjoy access to recreational facilities including a 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, 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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