MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – February 4, 2016 – Kingston Plantation® and Kingston Shores®, comprising Kingston Resorts®, were selected as silver award winners in the 2015 Magellan Awards 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 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 beach resort hotel, and Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort at Kingston Shores® was awarded a silver Magellan Award for best business/conference resort hotel.


“Kingston Resorts® continues to be in the winner’s circle,” said Bob Barenberg, managing director. “We are so pleased that we show well against national and international competition, but the real proof is how we show to our guests. The entire staff works tirelessly to ensure we provide the best service and accommodations possible.”


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 are the most influential news resources for the travel industry.


Kingston Resorts® includes Kingston Plantation® and Kingston Shores®, which are owned by FelCor Lodging Trust, Inc. These properties include the two full-service oceanfront hotels and a variety of luxury condominiums, townhomes and vacation villas, located along the famous Grand Strand. Guests at both properties 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 and a host of seasonal activities for adults and children.  For more information, visit