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Complete Meeting Package on the Georgia Coast

Monday, October 20th, 2014
Retreat Room

Retreat Room Classroom Setup at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort.

The King and Prince Resort on St. Simons Island is an excellent location for a meeting. We are just steps from beautiful beaches, there are many shops and restaurants just a mile away in the pier village area and we are a little over an hour from both the Jacksonville International Airport and Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport.

Along with many amenities such as a business center, restaurant, pools, fitness center and complimentary wireless internet, we offer complete meeting packages for groups! Our two night meeting package is inclusive of all taxes and gratuities and includes:

  • Lodging
  • One complimentary VIP upgrade to an oceanfront room with hotel amenity
  • One meeting room with flip chart and podium
  • Breakfast buffet for two days
  • Two morning breaks complete with coffee, tea, soft drinks and bottled water
  • One group lunch
  • Afternoon snack:  coffee, tea, soft drinks, bottled water & cookies
  • One group dinner
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi, parking, exercise facility and pools
  • Discounted rate for golf at The King and Prince Golf Course

To learn more about our complete meetings package or any of our group and conference options, contact our sales team at 912-268-5005 or visit our website.

Team Building Activities for your Group or Meeting

Monday, September 29th, 2014

The next time you reserve your group or meeting, be sure to think about activities that you can do that will assist in team-building and help the attendees get to know each other better. Here are some suggestions for fun activities that you can do right here on our resort property! If you need assistance or would like more ideas, contact us.

Scavenger Hunt: This is a great way for your attendees to not only work together as a team, but also to learn about each other, the resort and the area. Send them out to explore our historic resort, the beach, the restaurants, the village, lighthouse and maybe even the tree spirits of St. Simons Island!

Sandcastle Building Competition: With the ocean lapping at the resort, it is the perfect location to get some fresh air and hold a sandcastle building competition! You can award winners for the tallest and also the most creative sandcastle.

Cooking Competition: Turn our ballroom or event space into “Kitchen Stadium” while you and your teammates battle it out to cook the best shrimp & grits or King and Prince muffins.

Fishing Tournament: There’s no need to get on a boat to catch the biggest fish! Hold a group fishing tournament from the shore right outside the resort’s doors.

SUP Relay Races: Our location on the ocean also makes us the perfect place to hold a stand up paddleboard race! It is a fun way to break a sweat and have a little friendly competition between the teams.

Cardboard Regatta: We will provide the boxes, you provide the man-power. Teams will create their very own “boats” out of cardboard and duct tape. Then, one lucky member of each team will take their boat for a spin in our pool to see which “boat” can float the furthest! (Make sure you take lots of photos!)

Wintertime Polar Bear Plunge: Just because your group stays with us in the cooler months, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the fun! Along with golf, we will still have many activities available such as sandcastle building, cooking competitions, scavenger hunts and fishing tournaments. The polar bear plunge isn’t as much about team building as it is about cheering each other on and having a good time.

Green Meetings on St. Simons Island

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Historic Building at The King and Prince

 

Hold your next meeting at our oceanfront resort and rest assured that we will do our part to make the planet a little cleaner and greener while you are here. We are proud to take many different actions to reduce our footprint on the environment. These actions take place every day all across our resort:

  • Recycling of batteries
  • Recycling of ink cartridges
  • Eco-friendly disposal of fluorescent light bulbs
  • Cloth hand towels provided in public restrooms to reduce paper waste
  • Donation of discarded linens to local charities
  • Donation of outdated print materials to local schools
  • Usage of eco-friendly cleaning products for the vast majority of our general cleaning needs
  • Recycling of cardboard and paper
  • Implementation of towel and linen re-use program in our guest rooms
  • Implementation of microfiber cleaning system
  • In-room recycling equipped with bio-degradable, eco-friendly bags
  • Membership in the Clean the World program
  • Utilization of low-flow shower heads and toilets
  • Recycling options for both plastic and aluminum in-room and throughout the hotel

We also take extra care to make sure that recycling is available for our meeting and convention guests. Notepads, pens and paper are recycled or re-used after the event. Our conference and catering managers are also able to tailor your meeting to your specific “green” requests. For more information about green initiatives at our resort or to learn about planning a meeting, visit our website.

Tips for Hosting a Productive Business Meeting

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Hosting a meeting can be stressful, even if you are familiar with planning and hosting. There are many loose ends that need to be tied up and if you are presenting as well as planning, it can make your job even more difficult. Here are some tips from our team of meeting planning experts to help you make the most out of your business meeting.

Communication: Keep the lines of communication open between the event facility, yourself and the speakers. This will help ensure that there are no mix-ups. Try to have one point of contact at the facility and one point of contact for you. That way, if there is an issue with anything, the appropriate people are contacted right away without having to make a series of phone calls. Make sure that you have communicated well with any presenters as to how much time they have been allotted and make sure that attendees have a written copy of the schedule for the meeting.

Stick to the schedule: When presenters and organizers do not stick to the schedule, attendees will not stick to it either. It is important to keep to the times that are written down so everyone is on the same page. This will also help the staff at the meeting facility ensure that your meeting goes off without a hitch!

Stay organized: From planning to presenting, staying organized so important. An organized meeting is a successful meeting and an organized presenter is better able to convey their message to the audience. When hosting a meeting, know who your point of contact is. Know who will be presenting and when and know what your schedule is and stick to it! For presenters, prepare what you will say ahead of time and practice if you need to. Be sure to have your notes and use them!

Keep the energy up: We’ve all been to the meetings where it feels like they are never going to end. Make sure you keep your energy level up which, will in turn, keep the attendees energy up! Make your presentation interactive. Ask them questions or encourage them to ask you questions. Use props or hand out candy. This will keep everyone’s interest!

For more tips on hosting or planning a meeting or to learn more about meetings at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, visit our website.

 

The King and Prince Earns “Best of the South Award”

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

Best of the South Award

The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort has earned the “Best of the South” Award from Meetings Focus. This is awarded to properties who earn top honors in the quality of service, rates, rooms and amenities at their properties for meetings and conventions. We are honored to have earned this award for 2014! For more information about meetings at our resort, visit our website.

5 Benefits of Hosting Your Meeting at Our St. Simons Island Resort

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Oceanfront lawn on St. Simons Island

 

The King and Prince prides itself in being a premier destination for meetings and conventions, no matter how large or small. We have received many awards and accolades over the years for our location, attention to detail, amenities, meeting space and activities. There are many benefits to hosting your company retreat, meeting or convention at our resort, but here are the top 5.

Personal Attention to Detail: From the first time you speak with us until well after your group has departed, our sales team will be with you every step of the way. We pride ourselves in giving each and every group the personalized attention that they deserve. Our sales managers, catering managers and conference services team are always available to answer any questions that you may have.

Accommodations: Budget can play a large role when you are planning a meeting. At The King and Prince, the diversity of our accommodations works to your advantage. We offer everything from standard hotel rooms with a view of the resort to oceanfront villas and even several homes on our property! The diversity of our accommodations makes staying at our resort more affordable for your attendees.

First Class Amenities: Perfect for company outings or free time, attendees will find 5 outdoor pools, tennis and the beach just steps away from the meeting location! The resort also has The Royal Treatment Cottage for massage therapies on the property and an award-winning golf course just a short drive away.

Business Services: All guests at the resort have access to the business center and complimentary WiFi. Copy and fax services are also available at the front desk and iron/ironing boards, coffee makers, work desks and in-room dining menus are in every room in the resort. Laundry services are also available for our guests.

Location: Our beautiful oceanfront location will ensure that guests are able to get the most out of the meeting but are also able to enjoy their free time! Along with the beach access from our resort, we are a little over an hour from both the Jacksonville, FL and Savannah, GA airports and a short drive from I-95. This makes us easily accessible to everyone!

Holiday Parties on St. Simons Island

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is only 5 months away. With the holidays comes the stress of planning not only family functions but also parties for your company or business. Let our experts help you plan a fun-filled holiday party at our beautiful oceanfront resort!

Holiday Parties at The King and Prince

December holiday parties at The King and Prince have become a tradition for many businesses who call the Georgia coast home. The entire resort is festively decorated complete with a large centerpiece Christmas tree decorated in the hotel’s main lobby. Our catering managers can help you create a specific menu for your private party or you can join in on the fun of a combined holiday party with a set menu and several different local businesses in attendance. Whatever you choose, your employees are sure to have an evening of fun! Our holiday parties have great food, good music and hours of fun for everyone.

The great part about hosting your party at our resort is that it gives your guests the opportunity to take the elevator home that night. Often times, we have discounted room rates available specifically for party attendees.

For more information on holiday parties, visit our website or give our catering office a call at: 912.268.5000.

 

 

Religious Retreats at The King and Prince

Monday, July 14th, 2014
Christ Church

Christ Church on St. Simons Island, Georgia.

 

Our tranquil oceanfront location makes us a great option for your church or religious retreat. Over the years, our historic resort has hosted a multitude of events including couples retreats, church events, family weekends, pastors weekends, marriage retreats and much more! We are equipped for small board room style meetings up to large conferences and events for up to 300 people. Here are some facts about our facilities:

  • Take your retreat outside with an oceanfront lawn reception or worship service.
  • We have room for all attendees to stay on our property with 194 rooms ranging in size, price and view.
  • Our sales team and concierge can arrange child care for groups that want to hold an event just for the adults during the retreat.
  • On-site amenities include: 4 outdoor pools, tennis, beach access and massage therapies.

We can also arrange for your to take your retreat off-site for some relaxation and fun!

5 Tips for A Successful Meeting Presentation

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Meeting Space at The King and Prince

 

Presenting at a conference or meeting can be stressful. Here are some tips to help make your next meeting more productive and stress- free!

Practice, practice, practice- There is nothing worse than an unprepared or unorganized presenter! Don’t let all of your time and energy be in vain. Practice what you are going to say before hand. Make sure you speak clearly, are able to get all of your points across and that you finish up in the time allotted to you.

Keep it short- Make sure your presentation is no more than 20-30 minutes long. If you speak for longer than that, you run the risk of losing the group’s focus. If you have more to say, you can break your presentation into two sessions. Give them a small break in between to get up, stretch and grab something to drink. A well planned presentation should not last longer than 20-30 minutes.

Incorporate multimedia- Change up the “usual” presentation. Add a short video that is relevant to what you are speaking about. YouTube has an endless supply of these. If you are using PowerPoint, add some photos!

Encourage participation-  Although this may not work for all meetings, sometimes it is good to ask for participation from the attendees. You could start off your presentation with a question and ask them to answer it. Or, at the end, you could ask if anyone has anything to add or any questions that you could answer.

Recap your key points- Doing a recap of your key points or ideas is a good way to wrap up a presentation. It re-focuses the group and emphasizes your key points. It is a simple way to bring your presentation to a close while giving relevant information.

 

Themed Banquets at The King and Prince

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Add some fun to your next meeting or social event with a themed banquet at our resort! Our chef and catering department have several theme banquet menus available and they are more than happy to make a special menu just for your event. Along with themed banquets, we also offer afternoon meeting breaks with themes! For more information on banquets, meetings & events, visit our website.

 Themed Banquets at The King and Prince

Here is a sampling of what we offer:

Theme Banquets-

Coastal Seafood/Low Country Boil- Chilled seafood platter, clam chowder, low country boil, catfish & grits, fried shrimp & oyster basket, pecan crusted chicken, key lime pie.

Hawaiian Luau- Whole, roasted pig, lau lau chicken, mahi-mahi with pineapple adobo, roasted corn, taro bread, guava cake & haupia

Taste of Georgia- Crab cake bites, local artisan cheeses, Georgia wedge salad, shrimp & grits, chicken & waffles, bread pudding.

Georgia BBQ- Frogmore stew, pulled pork, bbq ribs, mac & cheese, collard greens & coleslaw.

 

Themed Afternoon Breaks-

The Food Court- Soft pretzel sticks with choice of toppings, cinnamon buns, orange julius & IBC root beer.

At the Fair- Mini corn dogs, funnel cakes with choice of toppings, lemon shakeups & cream soda.

Take Me Out to the Ball Game- Hot dog stand, nachos, cotton candy, cracker jacks & Coca-Cola.

Gone to the Movies- Popcorn (buttery, sweet or spicy), pick n’mix candy (goobers, chocolate raisins, gummy bears, M&M’s)

The Day Spa- Assorted whole & dried fruits, mixed seeds & nuts, granola & fruit yogurts, smoothies.