Archive for the ‘Meetings and Events’ Category

Make Your Next Event An Affair To Remember

Sunday, September 27th, 2015

Attendees have grown tired of the “same old” events which means that planners need to think outside the box more than ever if they want to “wow” their clients. Here is our list of the top 5 ways to make your next event an affair to remember!

Roll Out The Red Carpet. Literally. When guests arrive, have a red carpet for them to walk on and a photographer on hand to snap their photo. It’s sure to impress and get them excited for what’s to come! They will also be able to share their photos with friends and colleagues and brag about what a wonderful time they had.

Photo Booth Fun. Bring out their inner child with a photo booth. Many photographers offer packages which include a booth and it’s sure to make them laugh. Ask the photographer if they supply props for the photos. The more, the better and if they don’t, someone will have fun shopping for the props.

Small Bites. Offer a diverse menu by offering tapas passed around the event. Go with a theme such as “Around the world” , “Tour of Europe” or “Best of the U.S.A.”. You’ll be able to offer tastes of food from a wide variety of places and guests will have a memorable dining experience.

Craft Beer Tasting. These days, most cities have a few local breweries and there are a growing number of people who are interested in the craft beer movement. Offer a local craft beer tasting with the areas best breweries. It is a good opportunity for your guests to network and get to know each other!

Hash(tag) It Out. Create an event hashtag and promote it before, during and after the event. You and all of the attendees will be able to see what a fun time everyone had and those who were not able to go, may be more inclined to attend the next event.


Read Reviews of Our St. Simons Island Meeting Venue

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort has been honored for its dedication to excellence in meetings and conferences by Convention South magazine Readers’ Choice Award, the prestigious Pinnacle Award from Successful Meetings magazine, Meeting South’s Best of the South Award and Smart Meetings Platinum Choice Award. Now, find out why meeting planners keep coming back to our historic resort!

“Guney, Marlana, Gurkan and the entire staff were excellent. The staff makes The King and Prince 5 star!” C.B. 

“Fabulous once again. Thank you! I look forward to returning next year!” D.S.

“We love the resort so much, we already have 3 more meetings scheduled.” G.L.

“Everyone loved the resort. Thank you so much for such an enjoyable time. We look forward to next year!” A.G.

“As always, the staff at the K&P was superlative. We could not have received better service or quality. That is why we have already booked meetings with you through 2020.” A.E.

“Best of the national conferences we’ve held. Great job!” D.S.

“The meeting experience was terrific! The service was excellent and the food was first rate. Everyone had good things to say.” D.G.

“It’s been a pleasure staying at The King and Prince through the years. We hope to continue the relationship in years to come.” B.D.


4 Reasons To Host Your Next Meeting At Our St. Simons Resort

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Although there are many reasons to host your meeting or group at our historic oceanfront resort, we are proud to have earned these awards and accolades which show just how great our resort, meeting space, hotel rooms and customer service is! To learn more about hosting your group or meeting at our resort, visit our website.

Best of the South Award from Meetings Focus South7-time winner of the Best of the South Award from Meetings Focus South. Winners were chosen using the following criteria: quality of meeting space, guest rooms, guest services and amenities, food and beverage service, the efficiency and helpfulness of staff, the availability of technical equipment, recreational facilities and activities, and overall value and experience.

Readers' Choice Award from Convention South Magazine

6-time winner of the Readers’ Choice Award from Convention South Magazine. The Readers’ Choice Award represents the nominations and votes of approximately 18,500 ConventionSouth readers who feel that The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort displays exemplary professionalism and a commitment to provide the highest quality of services and accommodations for the meeting and conference industry. The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort is proud to be recognized by meeting professionals for multiple years.

Pinnacle Award from Successful Meetings

6-time winner of the Pinnacle Award from Successful Meetings. The Pinnacle Award has earned the reputation as the most credible and prestigious symbol of excellence among meeting planners and hoteliers. Business travel industry experts have likened the Pinnacle Award to other prestigious awards, such as the Mobil 5-Star and the AAA 5-Diamond.

TripAdvisor Hall of Fame

The Certificate of Excellence is awarded to properties who consistently receive excellent ratings and reviews from TripAdvisor members. The King and Prince is honored to have received the Certificate of Excellence for five years running, joining the Hall of Fame in 2015!

Why Our Georgia Resort For Your Meeting?

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Delegal Meeting Room on St. Simons Island

Meeting planners have a large list to check off when choosing a resort to host a meeting or conference. Usually, the most important factors on their list are cost, location, Wi-Fi/Internet access, meeting room capacity and number of hotel rooms. Our oceanfront Georgia resort is able to meet the needs of not only the meeting planners, but attendees as well.

Our historic resort has hosted thousands of meetings and convention through the years. We have accommodated groups ranging in size from 5 to 400 and the types of groups and conferences we host cover everything from church groups to state and government meetings, association conferences and company retreats.

We know what is important to meeting planners, so here are just a few reasons to book your next group or conference with us!

Cost- With hotel rooms ranging from a standard room with a queen bed all the way to a 5 bedroom home (and everything in between) we are able to offer hotel rooms at many different price points for our guests. Our sales managers are also wonderful at their jobs and can help you find the dates that will meet your price range.

Location- We are an hour from Jacksonville International Airport and an hour and a half from Savannah/Hilton Head Airport. Brunswick Golden Isles Airport also has flights daily from Atlanta and it is a great option, as the airport is just minutes from the resort. Along with several airports close by, we are also 20 minutes from I-95 which makes us easily accessible from anywhere!

Wi-Fi and Amenities- Internet access is very important to our business travelers and for that reason, we offer complimentary wireless Internet across the resort….and even on the beach in front of the resort! We also have a business center with printers for those last minute printing needs. ECHO is our onsite bar and restaurant and it is a great place to meet with friends or co-workers after a day of meetings. Looking for live music? Just take the elevator down to ECHO where we offer live music throughout the year! Need to relax? Step outside to 4 oceanfront pools or go for a jog on the beach in front of the resort. There is also an 18 hole golf course at the north end of St. Simons Island that is owned and operated by the resort.

For more information about hosting a meeting or a group at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, visit our website.


Meeting Planners Review Our St. Simons Island Resort

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Oceanfront Meeting Space

The comfort and contentment of our business and leisure guests is of the utmost importance to us. We know that everyone has a choice of where they want to stay and we are thankful every time guests choose to stay at our oceanfront resort. After a group or association meets at our resort, we ask the meeting planner to give us feedback on their meeting and visit.

Here is what meeting planners are saying about their meeting or event at our resort:

“Impressed with banquet staff & bell staff. Very courteous!” K.R.

“The King and Prince is a fantastic hotel. My group loved it and we wanted to stay longer.” J.J.

“Our conference setting was excellent, as usual.” C.C.

“We were very pleased with everything. Trina in sales was great!” M.I. 

“Outstanding people, very accommodating. We would love to host another event at your resort!” N.R.

“The event was absolutely wonderful!” S.D.

“The whole experience.The golf course was in excellent condition. Rick Maddox & his team do an excellent job.” A.L.

To learn more about groups and events at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, visit our website.

All New Menus For Your 2015 St. Simons Island Event!

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Our oceanfront resort prides itself in providing guests with a wonderful experience during their stay. For our meeting guests this means complimentary Wi-Fi, a business center with printing capabilities, top-notch customer service, delicious food and a comfortable place to lay your head at night.

We know that when you attend a meeting, sometimes the food can be sub-par, but not at The King and Prince! Our culinary team has created new banquet menus to showcase our delicious, fresh cuisine!

St. Simons Island Venue Menu

In addition to these delicious buffets, we offer plated meals, lighter fare and boxed lunches. For more information about special events and group banquets at our resort, visit our website or call us at 912-638-3631



Explore St. Simons Island During Your Next Meeting or Retreat

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Beach on St. Simons Island

When meeting planners are looking for a location for their next event, they are looking for several things. Some of those are price, amenities and of course, location. Our resort is conveniently located just minutes off of I-95 and just steps from the ocean’s edge! Because of our proximity to the ocean, and the abundance of activities and sight-seeing on the island, it makes our resort the perfect meeting destination. Here are some places worth seeing while you are attending your next meeting.

Shrimping aboard The Lady Jane: This is a one of a kind tour that you will not experience anywhere else! The two hour tour takes you through St. Simons Sound where they drag the nets and show you what is living in our waters. What will you see besides lots of shrimp? Jellyfish, baby sharks, puffer fish, blue crab, horseshoe crabs and maybe even a sea turtle! Individual tickets can be purchased or you can ask them about a private tour for your whole group.

St. Simons Lighthouse Museum: Visit one of only three working lighthouses in the state of Georgia. The lighthouse and museum is located in the pier village area which is one mile from our resort. Take a tour and learn about the rich maritime history of the island. Don’t forget to climb the 129 steps to the top of the lighthouse for a breathtaking view.

Sailboat Rentals: Take advantage of our location by renting a sailboat or taking sailing lessons from a pro! Barry’s Beach Service offers sailboat rentals as well as sailing lessons, paddleboard rentals and kayak rentals. Give your attendees something to talk about for months to come with this unique experience.

4 Tips For Meeting Planning On A Budget

Friday, April 10th, 2015

When it comes to meetings, not everyone has a big budget to spend. However, it is possible to have a professional meeting at a nice venue while still looking out for your bottom dollar. Here are some tips for saving money on your next meeting or conference:

1. Be Flexible- The best way to save money on rooms and event space is to be flexible with your dates. Let the sales manager know up front that you have a certain budget to work with and that your dates are flexible. This can help the sales manager find low-demand dates that can give you the same meeting space and rooms for less!

2. Select A Location That Has On-Site Food & Beverage- Food costs can really drive your bill up fast. By finding a location that has on-site food and beverage, you will be able to negotiate costs better and they may be willing to create a smaller, more cost effective menu for your event.

3. Ask For Volunteers- Save on labor costs by asking for a few attendees to volunteer their time to man the registration table for a few hours during the conference. You can discount or give them free registration to cover the cost of their time and it will save you on labor costs.

4. Offer Sponsorship Opportunities- Depending on the type of event you are planning, you may be able to ask businesses to sponsor the event for a fee. This will offset your costs and help them gain new customers. It can be a win-win situation!

To learn more tips on meeting planning or to host your next meeting at our oceanfront resort, visit our website.


What Meeting Planners Are Saying About Our Resort

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Many meetings and events are held at our resort over the course of a year. Our guests come first, and each and every team member strives to provide a relaxing and memorable experience for them. After a meeting or event has ended, we ask the planner to give us feedback about their experience. Here is what meeting planners are saying about The King and Prince.

“We had an incredible stay. Everyone was courteous. If we had a problem, the staff was easy to work with to get it taken care of. I was very appreciative and it made the retreat an excellent event.” -G.W.

“Our ladies had a fantastic time and loved being at The King and Prince. This was perfect for our meeting and we loved Wesley Cottage.” -G.W.

“We had a wonderful experience and will definitely be having more events and meetings here in the future.” -J.W.

“As always, an excellent event. I received many comments from the attendees as to how impressed they were. The hotel, grounds and staff are excellent.” -D.J.

“The catering staff was very accommodating to our last minute changes. . . went above and beyond and were very pleasant regarding our requests.” -B.H.

“Your hotel, staff, food & service was excellent and I do mean excellent. It is so very nice and accommodating. The way our customers went on about the Saturday night meal was unreal. I enjoy dealing with professionals who are on their game and your team is. Thank you for everything. We have has some great venues in the past , this may have topped them all.” -C.S.

5 Tried and True Networking Tips

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Networking at The King and Prince Resort

Networking is something that you either love or hate. If it is not your forte, it can be hard to go to a meeting or convention and meet new contacts and network while you are there. We have hosted a lot of meetings at The King and Prince and have some helpful tips:

5. Tweet your heart out– Most large conventions or events have an event hashtag. Use it to your advantage! Tweet while you are at the events (and even when you are not) about anything and everything. The view, the food, the content in the seminars, tweet about your favorite presenters and little nuggets of wisdom that you hear along the way. These can all help you connect with other attendees.

4. Get out of your hotel room– In case you haven’t noticed, it is kind of hard to meet and connect with others if you are spending too much time in your hotel room. Get out and enjoy yourself! Whether you are at the bar, at the pool or out and about in the local area, you are sure to run into some people you can network with.

3. Bring business cards– Be sure to not only bring business cards with you to the meeting but also keep them on you no matter where you go. You never know when you’ll run into someone worth knowing and if you’ve got a business card to give out, it makes it that much easier for you to keep in touch with each other!

2.  Get out of your comfort zone– Try something new, sit at the bar instead of eating in your room, start a conversation with someone, these are all simple ways to get out of your comfort zone, try something new and maybe even meet a few people you normally wouldn’t have met!

1. Smile– It really is as simple as that. When you smile, you are more approachable AND it will put you in a better mood!


For more information and tips on meetings, visit our website.