by Andrea Doyle | June 07, 2018
Kiawah Island Golf Resort, located on a barrier island 21 miles south of Charleston, SC, has broken ground on the first stage of redevelopment, which will continue through the end of 2020.

It includes a new 150-room luxury beachfront hotel with dining, spa, retail, and ballroom; a new state-of-the-art conference center featuring 10,529 square feet of meeting space and 11 breakout rooms totaling 3,815 square feet; the new Cougar Point Clubhouse containing a full-service pro shop, a sports tavern, a bar, and locker rooms; a new villa check-in; two new four-bedroom rental cottages adjacent to The Ocean Course Clubhouse; and a completely reimagined and enhanced Night Heron Park, with a new nature center, pavilion, other activity spaces and dining, including the relocation of The Town Center Market.

"These developments mark an exciting chapter in Kiawah Island Golf Resort's notable history," says Roger Warren, president of Kiawah Island Golf Resort. "The developments will completely revitalize the West Beach area, which formed the nucleus of the resort when it was first developed in 1976, but it will also enhance and complement the world-class facilities, amenities, and programs that Kiawah has been proud to offer its guests over the past decades."

The new West Beach Conference Center is scheduled for completion by fall of 2019. Located in the West Beach Village, the Conference Center will be within walking distance of the new hotel, and in convenient proximity to the resort's lodging, dining, golf, tennis, and recreational amenities.

"We are excited that once the new West Beach Conference Center opens next year that we will be able to accommodate larger groups and offer them state-of-the-art meetings capabilities," says the resort's Director of Sales Marty Couch. "For example, while our current core meeting space can accommodate up to 700 people in a theater-style configuration, the core meeting space in the new facility will be able to host around 1,000 attendees theatre-style."

Kiawah Island Golf Resort is currently accepting RFPs for meetings schedule for fall of 2019 and thereafter.