Kiawah Island Golf Resort Introduces “P.R.O. Meeting” Tips for Successful Meetings

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Kiawah Island Golf Resort today announced that it is producing a series of valuable tips for meeting professionals by long-time resort employees who have extensive experience in producing extraordinary meeting and conference experiences.  The tips are entitled “P.R.O. Meeting,” standing for Productivity, Rewards and Opportunity and appear on the resort’s web site: (http://www.kiawahresort.com/meetings/meeting-offers/).

According to the Director of Group Sales, Marty Couch, the P.R.O. Meeting tips will help meeting and conference professionals stay on top of their business game.  “Kiawah Island Golf Resort has a proven track record of assisting the meeting professional on producing one-of-a-kind meeting experiences,” explains Couch. “These meetings promote productivity through a setting that advances ideas and works to achieve a company’s goals; they reward participants with a balance of work, golf, spa, dining and recreation; and, they provide an opportunity to host a meeting at an exceptional venue at a great value.”

The resort is offering special “P.R.O. Meeting” rates through the fall of 2012:

P.R.O. Meeting Rates*        Winter              Spring              Summer            Fall

The Sanctuary
Midweek                               $175                $359                $375                $345
Weekend                              $199                $515                $525                $475

Resort Villas
Midweek                               $99                  $159                $249                $149
Weekend                              $99                  $199                $249                $179

Season Dates *
Winter – Dec.10/11 – Mar.12/12 & Nov.11/12 – Dec.31/12
Spring – Mar.13/12 – May.23/12
Summer – May.24/12 – Aug.25/12
Fall – Aug.26/12 – Nov.10/12

Rates are per night based on availability over select dates. Tax and villa resort fee additional. Minimum length of stay may apply. Not applicable to existing groups or reservations.  Additional extra added-value incentives are available based on size of meeting and duration of stay.

As an added value to the meeting planner, the resort is also offering the opportunity to win valuable prizes when submitting an online R.F.P. on the resort’s website.  Prizes include a two-night Kiawah getaway (including golf), a membership in the professional association of the winner’s choice or an Apple iPad2.  See “Terms and Conditions” for official rules:  http://www.kiawahresort.com/rfp/

For more information on Kiawah meeting rates and options, call 1-800-576-1585.

Located along 10 miles of pristine beach just south of Charleston, SC, Kiawah Island Golf Resort was recently named the No. 1 resort on the U.S. Mainland by readers of the prestigious Conde Nast Traveler magazine.  It was also named the No. 1 golf resort by Golf World magazine and the No. 3 tennis resort in the U.S. by Tennis magazine. Kiawah Island is also known as one of the top eco-friendly resorts in the U.S., and its beach was named one of the 10 best beaches in America by famed “beachologist,” Dr. Stephen Leatherman, aka Dr. Beach.  In addition to The Sanctuary, the resort’s 255-room oceanfront hotel and spa, the resort manages 600 private villas and luxury homes, nine restaurants, two tennis centers, a renowned recreation and nature program and has five championship golf courses, including The Ocean Course, host of the 1991 Ryder Cup, the 2007 Senior PGA and 2012 PGA championships.

Kiawah Island Golf Resort Meetings: Far from the maddening crowd on a secluded barrier island untouched by commercialism, Kiawah Island is devoid of stoplights and fast-food outlets and blessed with wide stretches of pristine beach and ancient moss-draped oaks.  It offers the perfect secluded setting for effective business meetings.

Kiawah Island Golf Resort has close to 35,000 sq. ft. of meeting space (18,000 sq. ft. in its hotel, The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, and another 17,000 sq. ft. dispersed throughout the 10,000 acre island including a dedicated conference center).  Its natural setting allows participants to remove themselves from today’s tumultuous world and focus on the important strategies of developing their business plans without distraction.

The facilities at Kiawah Island Golf Resort feature the cutting edge in meetings technology, the upmost in security and are high-speed Internet friendly.  Additionally, our staff is experienced in handling every level of meeting.

Kiawah Island Golf Resort is in the unique position of being able to offer a wide selection of accommodations at varying prices.  In addition to The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort and its extensive meeting infrastructure, the resort has a separate conference center and numerous clubhouses with meeting facilities that service the close to 600 villas and luxury homes under the resort’s management.

Guest service remains Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s number one priority, whether a business is seeking a high-end getaway at our hotel or a more conservative, cost-conscious function in our villas.  In fact, Kiawah Island Golf Resort is the proud recipient of these meeting and conference magazine awards:

  • Pinnacle Award – Successful Meetings (10 years)
  • Gold Key Award – Meetings & Conventions (10 years)
  • Gold Tee Award – Meetings & Conventions (13 years)
  • “Stars of the South” Award – Meetings South (9 years)
  • Golden Links Award – Corporate Meetings & Incentives (12 years)
  • Planners’ Choice Award – Meeting News (11 years)

For more information on the resort, visit www.kiawahresort.com or call 800-654-2924. Visit www.kiawahgreen.com to learn more about Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s environmental commitment.

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