Palmetto Dunes Resort Expands Vision to Include Premier Catering, Weddings and Special Events
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (February 5, 2008) - In keeping with its long-range plan, Palmetto Dunes Resort is pleased to offer exceptional catering, weddings and special events as part of its complete menu of resort services. This move reflects Palmetto Dunes-s commitment to offering the ultimate full-service resort experience for guests.
"We're pleased to provide a complete menu of services for resort guests, from accommodations and golf to catering and event planning," said Bret Martin, vice president of resort operations. "In addition to booking world-class accommodations, arranging tee times and organizing bike rentals, we can also plan a wide range of special events, from oceanfront weddings to corporate functions."
Palmetto Dunes currently offers a number of conference and event venues and multiple meeting facility options in various settings. The resort specializes in full-service event planning for corporate events, weddings, family reunions, meetings, luncheons and dinner parties. From holiday parties to birthday celebrations, the resort can accommodate virtually any request. In-home chef services and catering are also available for resort guests who would like to enjoy a custom meal prepared by a personal chef or a romantic dinner at a private villa. Off-site catering is also available for special events throughout the Lowcountry.
Palmetto Dunes has hired additional staff to meet the needs of clients and customers. The resort recently hired Nicole Guy, a professional meeting planner with more than 10 years of corporate and event-industry sales experience, as catering and events manager. Guy is responsible for arranging banquets, private parties, meetings, weddings and other functions at Palmetto Dunes Resort and Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina.
Chris Mark, award-winning chef with more than 13 years of culinary experience, recently joined Palmetto Dunes Resort as executive chef, rounding out the new staff dedicated to exceptional catering and special events. Mark is responsible for overseeing all catering at Palmetto Dunes Resort, including food preparation for meetings, luncheons, cocktail parties, weddings and private events.
"Our professional staff can help plan an unforgettable oceanfront wedding or a first-class corporate retreat," said Martin.
A jewel in the crown of Hilton Head Island, Palmetto Dunes Resort is widely considered to be one of the finest resort destinations in the world. For more information about Palmetto Dunes Resort, please visit www.palmettodunes.com or call 843.785.1138 for reservations.
About Palmetto Dunes Resort
A 2,000+ acre resort stretching from three miles of prime Atlantic Ocean beach to Shelter Cove Harbour's "sheltered" inlet adjoining the Intracoastal Waterway on Hilton Head Island, S.C. Palmetto Dunes is consistently recognized among the world's finest resorts. The resort features three world-class golf courses, an award-winning tennis center, plus an 11 mile inland salt-water lagoon system for kayaking and fishing. The resort also features a popular marina and Outfitters bike and adventure shop, along with one of the best beaches on the Eastern seaboard. Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, one of the finest ports of call on the East Coast, is the largest deep-water marina on Hilton Head Island. Shelter Cove features an impressive line-up of unique apparel and gift shops, restaurants and art galleries in a one-of a kind Mediterranean setting. In addition, Shelter Cove is home to a full variety of charters, nature cruises, dolphin tours, sport crabbing and fishing. Shelter Cove is located mid-island on the western side of Hwy. 278 at the entrance to Palmetto Dunes Resort. For information about activities or reservations, please call 843-785-1138 or visit www.palmettodunes.com online.
About Greenwood Development Corporation
Greenwood Development Corporation, based in Greenwood, S.C., has been a leader in the creation and management of award-winning residential and resort communities in the Southeast United States since 1978. Among other projects, the company developed Hilton Head Island's Palmetto Dunes, recently ranked the No. 1 family resort in the world by Travel + Leisure Family magazine. Greenwood's other projects include The Ponds near Charleston, S.C.; Liberty Hill Farms near Camden, S.C.; The Reserve at Lake Keowee in Sunset, S.C.; and Big Canoe outside Atlanta, Ga. The company's mission is to create memorable places that foster meaningful and fulfilling lives. Greenwood Development's philosophy has remained the same since the company's inception - to exceed the expectations of our property owners and our resort guests. For more information, please call 843-785-1106 or visit www.greenwooddevelopment.com online.