HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.—The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa recently opened the doors to the first 120 of 412 new and fully renovated guestrooms. The resort is undergoing the third phase of a $30 million renovation, which includes all guestrooms, meeting spaces, public spaces, entrance, main lobby, restaurants and bars, facilities and grounds improvements. The first and second phases of the renovation were completed this past spring and summer, including completion of the main resort pool, exterior decking, and WestinWorkout fitness studio.
According to Starwood Hotels and Resorts Area Managing Director, Leo Percopo, “We are thrilled to be raising the bar on luxury accommodations in the southeast and on the Atlantic coast, leading the way in the renaissance of Hilton Head Island, with the renovation of our entire resort and displaying the latest Westin brand innovations throughout the property.”
The interior design firm, Cole, Martinez, Curtis and Associates based in Marina Del Ray, California, incorporated the Westin classic design scheme with a coastal inspired color palette in the new guestrooms. The design scheme and palette will carry through the entire resort.
All 412 renovated guestrooms and suites will be outfitted with the Westin Heavenly Bed, a headboard that incorporates LED technology with adjustable reading lights, and an iPod docking station. Guests will also have access to the brand’s Heavenly Rain Forest Showerhead, new floor and wall tile, and dual vanities in bathrooms. Guest accommodations feature 42” flat screen televisions, new window treatments, new carpet and tile, paint, and wallpaper. The new in-room technology features high-speed internet access and ergonomic desk chairs, lamps, phones and environmentally-friendly climate controls.
Other upcoming phases of the resort renovation include a new lobby concept featuring a vertical garden which improves indoor air quality and customized front desk design with check-in pods and concierge pods that allow for personal guest interaction. Zones with acoustic screens creating areas where guests can relax together or work privately have also been planned throughout the public spaces. The resort’s conference space will be completely renewed, and the restaurants and bars will be enhanced with new venues including an outdoor ocean view bar and the Westin lobby Grab and Go café ingredients.