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Wild Dunes - Charleston's Island Resort

Hotel Contact:
5757 Palm Boulevard
Isle of Palms, South Carolina 29451
United States
Main: 866-499-7139
Email: Email Hotel Courtney Jurga
Sales & Marketing Coordinator: Courtney Jurga
Website: www.wilddunesmeetings.com
Elite Rating
Planner Rating: 4.6
Chain Two Roads Hospitality
Opened 1972
Renovated 2016
Guest Rooms 525
Kings/Suites/Doubles 53 / 111 / 81
Room Rates High $199-359 Low $129-259
High Season High Season Low Season Low Season Shoulder Season Shoulder Season
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Ideal Group Size 180
Max Group Size 250

Fees/Taxes

Resort Fee $10
Room Tax N/A
Sales Tax N/A

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Meeting Space

Largest Meeting Room 5,888ft²
Indoor Meeting Space 15,777ft²
Indoor/Outdoor Meeting Space 50,089ft²

Airport Proximity

Charleston International Airport
35 min 24 miles (37 km)

Business:

Business Center
VIP Services
Audio/Video Capabilities
Video Conferencing
Wireless & High Speed Internet
24-hour Manager Access

Recreation:

Outdoor Pools; including two oceanfront
Two Award-winning Golf Courses
Fitness Center
Salon and Spa Services
Top Ranked Tennis
On-Resort Restaurants
Group Recreation Activities
Bike Rentals
Miles of bike/running paths
Yoga and wellness activities
Retail/Gift Shops
Water and Nature Excursions

Nearby:

Downtown Charleston
Fort Sumter
The Center for Birds of Prey
Patriots Point Naval Museum
Boone Hall Plantation
SC Aquarium
Drayton Hall Plantation
Middleton Place
Gibbes Museum of Art
Historic Charleston Battery
Charleston City Market
Irvin House Vineyards
Onsite Dining: Capacity
Coastal Provisions
36
Dune's Deli
20
Grand Pavilion Bar and Cafe
100
Southern
Hudson's Market
20
Huey's Southern Eats
50
Casual
The Lettered Olive
110
Casual, Southern Cuisine

F&B Averages:

Breakfast Buffet N/A Cont. N/A
Lunch Buffet N/A Plated N/A
Dinner Buffet N/A Plated N/A
Coffee Break N/A
2-Hour Open Bar N/A
Elite Overview Planner Ratings & Reviews
Elite Rating Average Planner Rating
This property has been certified Elite Gold and meets at least 15 of Elite Meetings Criteria.
This endorsement is an independent unbiased determination granted only to the hotels meeting the standards set by the Elite Meetings Advisory Board. Elite endorsement is never sold or licensed.
4.6
8 reviews
Arrival Experience:
4.7
Accommodations:
4.6
Food & Beverage:
4.6
Guest Service Experience:
4.5
Conference Services Staff:
4.6
Meeting and Function Facilities:
4.5
Activity or Recreation Options:
4.4
Planner-to-Planner Recommendation:
4.6
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Capacity Charts
Room Name Total Square Meters Room Size(meters) Ceiling Height (meters) Total Square Feet Room Size (feet) Ceiling Height (feet) Classroom Theater Banquet 10 Reception Conference U-Shape H-Square 10 x 10s
Boardwalk Inn Boardroom 32 5.1x6 3 340 17 x 20 9 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Boardwalk Inn Club Room 78 10.2x7.8 4 844 34 x 26 12 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Boardwalk Inn Clubroom 136 12.9x10.2 3 1,462 43 x 34 9 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Boardwalk Inn Pool 372 N/A N/A 4,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
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Property News
Wild Dunes Announces New Nautical Restaurant - Coastal Provisions
Posted May 3, 2016
CHARLESTON, S.C., May 3, 2016 – Wild Dunes Resort, A Destination Hotel has announced the opening of Coastal Provisions, its new nautical restaurant nestled into the heart of The Boardwalk Inn. Led by Executive Chef Brett Sparman, this upscale seafood and chop house style eatery features crave-worthy cuisine sourced from local and regional purveyors for breakfast, lunch, happy hour and dinner. Guests can choose to dine inside or al fresco on the poolside terrace, home to breathtaking ocean views.

Thoughtfully crafted menus reflect both casual and refined coastal offerings, appealing to a wide range of diners’ preferences. Guests seeking a gourmet dinner can choose from signature seafood and meat dishes like Seared Scallops with creamed corn and sherry gastrique, Gulf Shrimp & Grits with tasso-andouille gravy and Bone-In Pork Chop with Niman ranch. Diners seeking a casual lunch in the lounge or poolside can also choose from satisfying options like the Lowcountry Cubano with mustard aioli, Fried Oyster Po’boy with housemade pickles and the Seafood Wedge Salad with local crab, shrimp and buttermilk dressing.

Those seeking a sweet or savory start to their day can also choose from breakfast options like the Duck Hash, Shrimp & Crab Omelet and Bread Pudding French Toast with homemade apple butter and white chocolate drizzle. A haven for creative craft cocktails, Coastal Provisions is also a great spot to unwind for happy hour with drinks like the Coastal Hooch made with strawberry moonshine and muddled blackberries or the Smoke & Spice with mezcal tequila, serrano chile, agave, fresh lime and smoked salt.

Coastal Provisions is open from 6:30 a.m. - 11 p.m. Monday through Sunday. To make a reservation, please visit www.wilddunes.com/charleston-boardwalk-dining or call 843.886.2200.

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About Wild Dunes Resort, A Destination Hotel
Nestled on the northern tip of Isle of Palms, a lush barrier island off the coast of South Carolina, Wild Dunes Resort, A Destination Hotel, is located 30 minutes from the charm and grace of historic Charleston. The Resort occupies 1,600 acres of oceanfront paradise with a variety of accommodations ranging from the AAA Four-Diamond Rated Boardwalk Inn and The Village at Wild Dunes to private condos and luxury home vacation rentals. Offering a year-round menu of championship golf, nationally-ranked tennis, award-winning recreation, spa services and restaurant options, Wild Dunes Resort has been distinguished by many publications and associations as a top destination for families, golfers, tennis lovers, and meeting and event planners. Visit Wild Dunes Resort online on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.

About Destination Hotels
Destination Hotels (Destination) is a collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels, resorts and residences across the United States. Offering authentically-immersed and enriching experiences, each property is individual at heart, yet connected by a commitment to drawing upon the best of each location. Highly distinct, the Destination experience is always memorable and matchless; guests will feel the locale in a genuine way through each property and during the engaging moments cultivated both in and outside of them. Continuously growing with more than 40 properties from coast to coast, the award-winning portfolio features 20 renowned golf courses, 19 indigenous spas, and 105 exceptional bars and restaurants. Destination Hotels are true to our place; diverse by design. For more information, visit www.destinationhotels.com. Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.

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Media Contacts:
Charlotte Park / Boykin Anderson
Lou Hammond & Associates
843.371.1362 / 843.647.7389
CharlotteP@louhammond.com / BoykinA@louhammond.com
www.louhammond.com
Wild Dunes Resort, A Destination Hotel, Renovated Links Golf Course & Clubhouse to Reopen Late October, 2015
Posted September 4, 2015
CELEBRATE THE COUNTDOWN WITH NEW CONTESTS & PACKAGES
CHARLESTON, S.C., August 12, 2015 – Wild Dunes Resort, A Destination Hotel, is currently undergoing significant renovations to its famed Links Course, Tom-Fazio’s first-ever solo design, with plans to reopen late October, 2015. The updated course will be as visually stunning as it is playable, featuring a new irrigation system, Champion Bermuda grass greens, concrete cart paths, renovated halfway house, enhanced practice facility with a 4,500 square-foot putting green, new coastal marsh views and holes 16-18 opening up to the Atlantic Ocean. In addition, the Links Clubhouse is undergoing key improvements including extensive interior renovations with two newly furnished outdoor decks- the Fazio Dining Deck with fireplace and the Golfer’s Deck off of The Sand Bar, a full-service diner-style restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and post-round drinks.

Wild Dunes Resort is giving players a chance to win free golf on the new Links Course or Harbor Course with its #WildGolfGram social media contest. Players are encouraged to capture a photo of their Wild Dunes Resort golf experience and share via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the tags #WildGolfGram, #LinksCountown and @WildDunesResort. Entries are welcomed through Sept. 30, 2015, with prizes announced monthly. For more contest details, please visit www.wilddunes.com/linkscountdown.

Those looking to plan a winter golf getaway to Wild Dunes Resort can book a number of newly announced packages promoting the remastered Links Course including:

Charleston Fazio Golf Sampler Package:

Golf lovers hoping to improve their game and sharpen their skills can enjoy 20 percent savings on accommodations and course play with this package, for stays Oct. 31, 2015 – March 24, 2016, starting at $315 per night and including:

Three-night resort accommodations in the AAA Four-Diamond Rated Boardwalk Inn guestroom, based on double occupancy
One round on the Links Course, per person
One round on the Harbor Course, per person
One breakfast each morning at the Sea Island Grill, per person
Falling Fore Fazio Golf Getaway Package:

Golf groups of eight or more can gather for the ultimate player’s vacation for stays Nov. 1 – Dec. 31, 2015, starting at $522 per person and including:

Three-night resort accommodations, based on quad occupancy
One round on the Links Course, including golf cart
Two rounds on the Harbor Course, including golf cart
Breakfast each morning at Hudson’s Market or Dunes Deli- The 19th Hole
Fairways & Fire Package:

Pairing course play on the new Links Course with the resort’s signature iron-making experience, this package is for stays Nov. 1, 2015 – Feb. 29, 2016, starting at $314 per night and including:

Two-night resort accommodations in the AAA Four-Diamond Rated Boardwalk Inn or Village at Wild Dunes guestroom, based on double occupancy
One round on the Links Course, per person
Playing with Fire Ironwork Experience for two
Charleston’s homes, churches, gardens and gates are adorned in elaborate and iconic ironwork dating back to the city’s origination. Guests learn this celebrated Lowcountry art form and create a commemorative piece.

The Links Remastered Golf Package:

Perfect for a bachelor weekend or corporate retreat, golf groups of eight or more can escape to Wild Dunes Resort and enjoy 36 holes on the newly-redesigned Links Course with this package, for stays Jan. 1 – March 31, 2016, starting at $575 per person and including:

Three-night resort accommodations, based on quad occupancy
Two rounds on the Links Course, including golf cart
One round on the Harbor Course, including golf cart
Breakfast each morning at Hudson’s Market or Dunes Deli- The 19th Hole
For all updates on Wild Dunes Resort’s newly renovated Links Course, please visit www.wilddunes.com/linkscountdown. Check back shortly for more information on the Links Course Launch Weekend, scheduled for Nov. 13-15, 2015. During the closure, the Harbor Course will be open for play based on availability. For rates and tee times, please visit www.wilddunes.com/teetimes or call 843-886-2164.

About Wild Dunes Resort, A Destination Hotel

Nestled on the northern tip of Isle of Palms, a lush barrier island off the coast of South Carolina, Wild Dunes Resort, A Destination Hotel, is located 30 minutes from the charm and grace of historic downtown Charleston. The Resort occupies 1,600 acres of oceanfront paradise with a variety of accommodations ranging from the AAA Four-Diamond Rated Boardwalk Inn and The Village at Wild Dunes to private condos and luxury home vacation rentals. Offering a year-round menu of championship golf, nationally-ranked tennis, award-winning recreation, spa services and restaurant options, Wild Dunes Resort has been distinguished by many publications and associations as a top destination for families, golfers, tennis lovers, and meeting and event planners. Visit Wild Dunes Resort online on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

About Destination Hotels

Destination Hotels (Destination) is a collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels, resorts and residences across the United States. Offering authentically-immersed and enriching experiences, each property is individual at heart, yet connected by a commitment to drawing upon the best of each location. Highly distinct, the Destination experience is always memorable and matchless; guests will feel the locale in a genuine way through each property and during the engaging moments cultivated both in and outside of them. Continuously growing with more than 40 properties from coast to coast, the award-winning portfolio features 20 renowned golf courses, 19 indigenous spas, and 110 exceptional bars and restaurants. Destination Hotels are true to our place; diverse by design. For more information, visit www.destinationhotels.com. Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.



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Gina Stouffer / Charlotte Park / Skelly Stevens

Lou Hammond & Associates

843.408.4360 / 843.371.1362 / 843.408.4398

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www.louhammond.com

HSMAI TO HONOR WILD DUNES RESORT WITH A SILVER AWARD AT IT’S 58th ANNUAL ADRIAN AWARDS COMPETITION
Posted January 14, 2015
WINNERS WILL BE HONORED AT THE HSMAI ADRIAN AWARDS GALA FEB. 23, 2015, IN NEW YORK
This year’s contest garnered more than 1,200 entries from around the world, with entries judged by top executives throughout the industry.

“This is an outstanding achievement for our entire team,” states Ivie Parker, director of marketing for Wild Dunes Resort. “This honor resulted from a collective effort fostered through dedicated partnerships, hard work, creativity and enthusiasm to increase the quality and scope of our program. We want to sincerely thank everyone involved."

HSMAI will pay tribute to Wild Dunes Resort during the annual HSMAI Adrian Awards Gala, a black-tie affair attended by more than 1,000 hospitality, travel and tourism marketing executives at the New York Marriott Marquis on Feb. 23, 2015.

“We are continually amazed by the creativity of the Adrian Award submissions,” said Fran Brasseux, HSMAI executive vice president. “We saw imaginative campaigns that got results in all categories, and we’re excited about honoring this year’s Adrian Award winners in February.”

In addition to commending Wild Dunes Resort’s award-winning work, the Gala and dinner reception honors lifetime achievement in travel/hospitality marketing, as well as The HSMAI Top 25: Extraordinary Minds in Hospitality Sales, Marketing and Revenue Optimization. All winning entries will be accessible in the Adrian Awards Winners Gallery online following the gala at www.adrianawards.com .

Visit www.AdrianAwards.com for more information on the event and competition.

About HSMAI

The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is committed to growing business for hotels and their partners, and is the industry’s leading advocate for intelligent, sustainable hotel revenue growth. The association provides hotel professionals & their partners with tools, insights, and expertise to fuel sales, inspire marketing, and optimize revenue through programs such as HSMAI’s MEET , Adrian Awards , and Revenue Optimization Conference . HSMAI is an individual membership organization comprising more than 7,000 members worldwide, with 40 chapters in the Americas Region. Connect with HSMAI at www.hsmai.org, www.facebook.com/hsmai , www.twitter.com/hsmai and www.youtube.com/hsmai1 .

ABOUT WILD DUNES RESORT, A DESTINATION HOTEL:

Nestled on the northern tip of Isle of Palms, a lush barrier island off the coast of South Carolina, Wild Dunes Resort , A Destination Hotel , is located less than 30 minutes from the charm and grace of historic Charleston. The Resort occupies 1,600 acres of oceanfront paradise with a variety of accommodations ranging from the AAA Four-Diamond Rated Boardwalk Inn and The Village at Wild Dunes to private condos and luxury home vacation rentals. Offering a year-round menu of championship golf, nationally-ranked tennis, award-winning recreation, spa services and restaurant options, Wild Dunes Resort has been distinguished by many publications and associations as a top destination for families, golfers, tennis lovers, and meeting and event planners. Visit Wild Dunes Resort online on Facebook , Twitter and Youtube .

ABOUT DESINATION HOTELS

Destination Hotels (Destination) is a collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels, resorts and residences across the United States. Offering authentically-immersed and enriching experiences, each property is individual at heart, yet connected by a commitment to drawing upon the best of each location. Highly distinct, the Destination experience is always memorable and matchless; guests will feel the locale in a genuine way through each property and during the engaging moments cultivated both in and outside of them. Continuously growing with more than 40 properties from coast to coast, the award-winning portfolio features 20 renowned golf courses, 19 indigenous spas, and 125 exceptional bars and restaurants. Destination Hotels are true to our place; diverse by design. For more information, visit www.destinationhotels.com . Follow us on Twitter: @Destination . Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels

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Media Contacts:

Gillian Love / Gina Stouffer

Lou Hammond & Associates

843.408.4398 / 843.408.4360

gillianl@lhammond.com / ginag@lhammond.com
#NoFilter: Wild Dunes Resort, A Destination Hotel, Zooms in on Irreplaceable
Posted January 14, 2015
Vacation Moments with Charleston Photography Tours
CHARLESTON, S.C., October 22, 2014 – Wild Dunes Resort , A Destination Hotel , is capturing the irreplaceable vacation moments and scenic treasures of Charleston through the lens of its guests with a variety of newly introduced Charleston Photography Tours

Led by award-winning professional photographer Tiffany Briley , Wild Dunes Resort is offering three distinct photography tours for beginners and experts alike that range from discovering historic downtown Charleston to capturing the breathtaking backdrop of the Resort’s from seascapes to marshlands to century old oaks and more. Participants are educated, equipped and inspired to shoot the essence of the Lowcountry and learn the art of image storytelling.

Discover Charleston Package: Designed for a variety of levels, the photographic guide escorts the group to capture the charm and grace of Charleston from cobblestone streets to waterfront parks to secret gardens adorned with ornate ironwork. This tour is four hours long and runs daily.
Budding Photographer Tour #NoFilterNeeded: Pre-teens and teens are led on a photographic adventure throughout the resort to document their favorite vacation moments from wildlife encounters, to moments with friends and family; to picturesque landscapes using a traditional camera or smartphone. In the age of social media, teens can share their photographic art in real time with friends back home-tag it! This tour is offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-11 a.m.
The Dunes Package: This package is perfect for guests wishing to stay on property and seize the serene beauty of Wild Dunes Resort’s seascapes, marshland, trails and more. Participants learn the basic functions of a camera, the art of composition and how to capture an invaluable moment with a photograph. This tour lasts 2-3 hours; times vary.
Charleston & Beyond Package: This ultimate photography tour spans two days and hosts participants in Charleston and its nearby sites. Photographers of all levels will expand their knowledge and passion for this art while shooting both well known and “secret” local spots. The tour is two days long (20 hours) and is offered daily.
Additionally, each tour can be upgraded to include a signature commemorative photo that is professionally printed with exceptional detail and beautiful luminescence.

Accommodations start at $135 from now through February, $229 from March through May and $289 from May through Labor Day. For more information or to book accommodations, please call 888-778-1876 or visit www.wilddunes.com .

-Best of Both Worlds-

Driving distance to downtown Charleston, Wild Dunes Resort offers the “best of both worlds” for guests, pairing a beach getaway with the tremendous offerings of historic Charleston. While on property, families can enjoy the resort’s abundance of amenities including 36 holes of championship golf, 17 tennis courts, watersports, spa services, resort-wide pools and delicious dining options. Guests can

also take advantage of the many offerings of downtown Charleston including historic walking tours,

carriage tours, shopping on King St., the Historic Charleston Market, plantation experiences and a year-round calendar of festivals and events.

ABOUT WILD DUNES RESORT, A DESTINATION HOTEL:

Nestled on the northern tip of Isle of Palms, a lush barrier island off the coast of South Carolina, Wild Dunes Resort , A Destination Hotel , is located less than 30 minutes from the charm and grace of historic Charleston. The Resort occupies 1,600 acres of oceanfront paradise with a variety of accommodations ranging from the AAA Four-Diamond Rated Boardwalk Inn and The Village at Wild Dunes to private condos and luxury home vacation rentals. Offering a year-round menu of championship golf, nationally-ranked tennis, award-winning recreation, spa services and restaurant options, Wild Dunes Resort has been distinguished by many publications and associations as a top destination for families, golfers, tennis lovers, and meeting and event planners. Visit Wild Dunes Resort online on Facebook , Twitter and Youtube .

ABOUT DESINATION HOTELS

Destination Hotels (Destination) is a collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels, resorts and residences across the United States. Offering authentically-immersed and enriching experiences, each property is individual at heart, yet connected by a commitment to drawing upon the best of each location. Highly distinct, the Destination experience is always memorable and matchless; guests will feel the locale in a genuine way through each property and during the engaging moments cultivated both in and outside of them. Continuously growing with more than 40 properties from coast to coast, the award-winning portfolio features 20 renowned golf courses, 19 indigenous spas, and 125 exceptional bars and restaurants. Destination Hotels are true to our place; diverse by design. For more information, visit www.destinationhotels.com . Follow us on Twitter: @Destination . Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels



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Media Contacts:

Gillian Love / Gina Stouffer

Lou Hammond & Associates

843.408.4398 / 843.408.4360

gillianl@lhammond.com / ginag@lhammond.com

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-Experience Charleston in Good Taste with the Lee Brothers -
Posted December 30, 2014
-Wild Dunes Resort Launches Interactive Culinary Offerings for Meetings & Groups-
CHARLESTON, S.C., May 05, 2014 – Now through fall 2015, meetings and groups visiting Wild Dunes Resort, by Destination Hotels & Resorts, can share an unforgettable Southern meal with the Lee Brothers, masters behind Charleston’s thriving culinary scene.

James Beard award-winning cookbook authors and regular contributors to Travel + Leisure and Bon Appétit, Matt and Ted Lee are beloved icons in the celebrity chef world. With multiple TV appearances on Food Network, Travel Channel, NBC’s “The Today Show” and CBS’ “Early Morning Show” as highlighted in this video, the Lee Brothers’ lively personalities and flair for the flavors of Charleston make them a favorite among such stars as Bobby Flay and Mario Batali.

With choice from a conversational cooking class, traditional Lowcountry oyster roast or custom dinner featuring recipes from any of the Lee Brothers’ award-winning cookbooks, groups can sip, savor and shuck their way through authentic Charleston cuisine with the iconic duo themselves. Matt and Ted Lee will introduce guests to the distinctive concepts and ingredients unique to the city with cuisine options like Hoppin’ John, Oyster Pie and the acclaimed Southern specialty Shrimp and Grits.

Groups can customize their Lee Brothers Charleston culinary experience based on the size of the group and food preferences with a variety of one-of-a-kind dinners available including:

Demonstration Cooking Class
Groups can choose from demonstration-only, demonstration with tasting samples or demonstration with a full meal. Four unique and carefully crafted menu options include:
1. The Lowcountry’s Greatest Hits: An introduction to the classic treats of the region, with stories and personalities featuring Artichoke Relish, Shrimp and Grits, Hoppin’ John, Oyster Pie, Banana Pudding and Mint Juleps.
2. Simple Fresh Southern: A look into contemporary cooking and Southern food as a living art featuring Honeydew Wine Coolers, Pimento Cheese Potato Gratin, Smoked Shrimp with Buttermilk Dip, Butterbean and Mint Spread, and Cornmeal Drop Biscuit Peach Cobbler.
3. The Charleston Kitchen: This demo highlights the Lee Brothers’ hometown, weaving in the characters that make Charleston a unique place to cook and live, featuring St. Cecilia Punch, Oyster Pie, Crab Gratin, Chicken Purloo, Benne Wafers, Roast Duck and Huguenot Torte.
4. Barrier Island Cuisine: Groups explore the rare bounty of island food that Matt and Ted grew up foraging, featuring Cactus Pear Margaritas, Conch Fritters, Roast Venison with Mulberry, Whiting in Parchment with Smilax and Sea Beans, Roast Duck and Jasmine Custard.

Oyster Roast Experience
Groups can discover the most quintessential of outdoor Lowcountry traditions as the Lee Brothers host and preside over a traditional oyster roast. Guests will sip Brandied Plum Cocktails and local beers as Matt and Ted walk them through three stations including an oyster-roasting griddle stoked by a wood fire, the crab crack table and the Frogmore stew table.
*The Oyster Roast Experience can serve as a dinner itself or can be an appetizer/cocktail hour to a seated Lee Brothers Custom Dinner (see below).

Lee Brothers Custom Dinner
Groups seeking to create their own custom dining experience can collaborate with the Lee Brothers and craft a menu complete with dishes from any of their award-winning cookbooks or recipes of their own choosing. Matt and Ted will mingle with guests throughout the cocktail hour and make remarks at the beginning of the meal as well as throughout the dinner if guests so wish, describing the backgrounds and flavors behind the recipes.

-Best of Both Worlds Meeting Destination-
Driving distance to downtown Charleston, Wild Dunes Resort offers the “best of both worlds” for a corporate outing or group vacation, pairing an island setting with the tremendous offerings of historic Charleston minutes away. With the recent introduction of JetBlue flights from the Northeast, as well as service on Southwest, American, Delta, US Airways and United, Charleston is now more accessible for meetings and groups than ever before. Wild Dunes Resort offers a variety of meeting venues from traditional boardrooms to beachfront spaces including the The Sweetgrass Pavilion, Palmetto Hall, an Executive Boardroom and Club Room at the Boardwalk Inn and the Grand Pavilion. While on property, meetings and groups can also enjoy the resort’s abundance of amenities including 36 holes of championship golf, 17 tennis courts, watersports, spa services, resort-wide pools and delicious dining options. After enjoying an unforgettable Lee Brothers culinary experience, groups can take advantage of the Resort’s amenity rich offerings steps away from their meeting rooms and accommodations or head off property to explore one of the many offerings of downtown Charleston including shopping on King Street, the Historic Charleston market, group carriage rides, walking tours, plantation tours and much more.

To book a Lee Brothers Charleston culinary experience, Wild Dunes Resort suggests at least a two week lead time and culinary experiences are based on availability. For more information on any of the Lee Brothers culinary experiences or for more meetings specials and packages, please call 866-499-7142 or visit www.wilddunesmeetings.com.

About the Lee Brothers
Siblings Matt and Ted grew up in Charleston, South Carolina. When they left to attend colleges in the Northeast, they so missed the foods of their hometown that they founded The Lee Bros. Boiled Peanuts Catalogue, a mail-order catalogue for southern pantry staples like stone-ground grits, fig preserves, and, of course, boiled peanuts. When an editor of a travel magazine asked them to write a story about road-tripping their home state in search of great food, they embarked on a second career as food and travel journalists. Since 2001 they have been contributing editors at Travel + Leisure and they frequently write food stories for Bon Appetit, The New York Times, GQ and Food & Wine, among other publications. Their three cookbooks, The Lee Bros, Southern Cookbook, The Lee Bros. Simple Fresh Southern and the new Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen have won a combined six James Beard Foundation and IACP Awards. For more information on the Lee Brothers, visit www.mattleeandtedlee.com.

About Wild Dunes Resort
Nestled on the northern tip of Isle of Palms, a lush barrier island off the coast of South Carolina, Wild Dunes Resort, by Destination Hotels & Resorts, is located less than 30 minutes from the charm and grace of historic Charleston. The Resort occupies 1,600 acres of oceanfront paradise with a variety of accommodations ranging from the AAA Four-Diamond Rated Boardwalk Inn and The Village at Wild Dunes to private condos and luxury home vacation rentals. Offering a year-round menu of championship golf, nationally-ranked tennis, award-winning recreation, spa services and restaurant options, Wild Dunes Resort has been distinguished by many publications and associations as a top destination for families, golfers, tennis lovers, and meeting and event planners. It is one of more than 30 independent, upscale and luxury hotels, resorts and golf clubs in the United States managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, the fourth largest independent hospitality management company in the country. Visit Wild Dunes Resort online on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.

About Destination Hotels & Resorts
Destination Hotels & Resorts is an authentic collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels and resorts across North America. Offering enriching, locally-inspired experiences from alpine adventures and stunning beachfronts to urban landmarks, each property reflects the natural surroundings and culture of its distinctive locale. With more than 40 properties in premier travel destinations, including Aspen, Chicago, Denver, Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles, Maui, Miami, New Orleans, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Santa Fe, Seattle, Vail and Washington D.C., the award-winning portfolio features renowned golf courses, indigenous spas, and exceptional culinary venues. For more information on Destination Hotels & Resorts, visit www.destinationhotels.com. Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.

Media Contacts:
Gillian Love / Gina Stouffer
Lou Hammond & Associates
843.408.4398 / 843.408.4360
gillianl@lhammond.com / ginag@lhammond.com