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Accolades from a Meeting Participant

Friday, March 1st, 2013

We truly treasure when a guest takes the time to write to us about their experience at The King and Prince.  Making our guests happy, even exceeding their expectations, is our goal every day.  When we receive feedback, such as the following note from a recent conference participant, we are thrilled that all of our hard work has paid off.

To Whom It May Concern:

I have two reasons to be happy this morning.  One:  I have a short work week (Thursday & Friday), since I was attending a conference for the last 3 days.  Two:  My conference was held at your Resort.   It was hands down the best conference I’ve ever attended.  My coworkers are teasing me about my mini-vacation, as they don’t believe anyone could get any work done at an oceanfront resort.  However, that couldn’t be further from the truth.  Maybe it’s the salt air, or the ocean breeze – but mine and my fellow attendees’ senses and minds were sharpened and ready to absorb all the new information we learned.   I understand your meeting rooms were recently renovated, and they were spectacular – from the Lanier Room, where we had our general sessions, to the Retreat Room facing the ocean, from where a few of us spotted a group of dolphins jumping in the waves.  During our meeting breaks, I’d grab a bite, walk out to the pool and relax on a chaise lounge, hearing the waves crash as I responded to emails from work.

Our beautiful room was in the Oceanfront Building – very close to the lobby and meeting rooms, so quite convenient.  We sat outside on our private oceanfront balcony early in the mornings, sipping coffee and reading the paper as the sun rose before us.  At night, after our excellent dinners (my personal favorite was the pecan-crusted grouper) we were ready to relax.  We fell asleep with our door open, listening to the waves.   If everyone could live and work in that environment, the world would be a much better place!

The service was outstanding, from the time the Front Desk staff  welcomed us with smiles and genuine enthusiasm.   All of the dining staff, including the young men who kept up our meeting breaks, were super-efficient and friendly.   I never met the housekeeper who cleaned our room (I was always in the meeting), but I was delighted to find a handwritten note from her (Phyllis), welcoming us to the Resort and where to call if we needed anything.

You truly have a wonderful place.  My only complaint is that I am no longer there!  I will certainly push for our group to return to The King and Prince next year.   We’re even considering bringing the kids there this summer for a longer stay – we’re eager to explore St. Simons Island and spend some time by the pool and on the beach.

Yes, this is why we do what we do.  This letter seems as good an advertisement as any – won’t you consider giving your meeting attendees this experience?

Georgia Meeting Resort

Retreat Room

Meetings at The King and Prince Resort

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

On behalf of the staff and owners of The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, I am pleased to accept the 2009 Best of the South Award from Meetings South Magazine.  Bud St. Pierre writing here, the Director of Sales & Marketing.

This is our third consecutive award from Meetings South and the tenth overall meetings industry award for The King and Prince Resort since 2006.  Of course we are all very proud of this recognition, but the Sales and Catering teams are especially proud and humbled to be recognized once again by meeting planners who bring their groups here to St. Simons Island.

We are very thankful for our group business and we are devoted to ensure that every attendee has an exceptional experience while staying here at the Resort.  It is very gratifying to be recognized for these efforts.

As you walk into the main lobby of the hotel, off to the right is a section on the wall with our meetings industry plaques and awards.  I remember positioning our first three plaques on the wall a few years ago.  Now we have to find another area to expand to, as we have run out of space for these ten awards.  Not a bad problem to have at all.

Thank you for reading.  Enjoy your day!

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