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Plan Your Next Meeting on St Simons Island, Georgia

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
Sunset on St. Simons Island, GA

Sunset on St. Simons Island, GA

Let us Introduce You to The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort

We are an oceanfront icon on St. Simons Island, Georgia. Reviews from guests and meeting planners have

earned the resort TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for six consecutive years.

 

The King and Prince Today

Guests enjoy the comfort of our atrium lobby, with an ocean view living area and coastal furnishings. The

finest coastal cuisine is available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, happy hour and more at ECHO, the island’s

only oceanfront restaurant and bar. ECHO salutes St. Simons Island’s naval history during World War II,

a theme which resonates through the architecture and décor. The ocean view bar offers an extensive

wine list, handcrafted cocktails, and a casual and friendly ambiance…perfect for gathering after a day of

meetings.

 

Meeting Space

The King and Prince has always been known for its oceanfront event spaces. The property

accommodates groups of up to 270 for a banquet, 300 in a theatre style, and 220 in a classroom set.

Outdoor receptions on the Oceanfront Lawn are popular on group itineraries. The most remarkable

feature of the Lanier Ballroom renovation is the wrap-around pre-function area, which increased space for

coffee breaks, receptions, and trade shows. Meeting attendees are always impressed with the stunning

panoramic ocean view from the Retreat Room. The Delegal Room, with its 13 stained glass windows and

panoramic ocean views, is also suitable for meetings, banquets, and receptions.

Our staff’s true southern hospitality is what sets us apart. Meeting planners have commented that the

resort’s team of catering professionals makes planning and executing meetings here a smart choice.

 

Accommodations & Amenities

The resort offers a broad array of accommodations in a variety of settings, sizes and décor with 78%

offering picturesque views of the Atlantic Ocean. The resort’s three oceanfront pools and spacious sun

deck are surrounded by plentiful lounge chairs and umbrellas, in a tropical setting. The Royal Treatment

Cottage offers rejuvenating massage therapies. The King and Prince Golf Course offers a challenging

layout with ancient forests, vast salt marshes and dramatic island holes. Offsite, attendees may enjoy

excursions and recreation options on their own, or planners can work with the resort’s catering

professionals to customize group or team-building events.

St. Simons Island was recently awarded America’s Favorite Beach Town by Travel+Leisure, one of the

Top 10 Islands in the U.S. by Conde Nast Traveler, and one of America’s Happiest Seaside Towns by

Coastal Living. Attendees may enjoy tours, water sports, and many more recreational pursuits – on their

own or as a group. For an extensive list of awards check out this page.

 

Noteworthy Information

 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, six consecutive years

 Seating groups up to 270 banquet style; 300 theatre style; 220 classroom style

 ECHO restaurant and bar, featuring indoor/outdoor oceanfront dining

 Five outdoor swimming pools, massage therapies and The King and Prince Golf Course

 Complimentary Wi-Fi and self-parking; no resort fee

 

Getting Here

The resort is located on St. Simons Island, Georgia. 20 minutes from I-95. Major airports

include: Brunswick Golden Isles Airport (BQK); Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) in Florida, one

hour south; and Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) one hour north. Exact directions can be found here.

 

Recommendations from Other Planners

“This was by far the best and most seamlessly run event I have ever planned and executed – all due to the amazing

leadership, professionalism and consideration by each and every employee that I encountered.”

For more real quotes, visit these review blogs from meetings & event planners- July 2016 and January 2016.

 

The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
201 Arnold Road
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
800-342- 0212
kingandprince.com

 

Recent Meeting Planner Reviews of our St Simons Island Venue

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

K&P 2014 Aerial small

The King and Prince has been commended for excellent 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. But no commendation is as good as those from our guests. Thank you, meeting planners, for letting us know what you thought!

  • “Already have 3 more on the books!” -GL
  • “GOOD JOB!” -ST
  • “Excellent meeting as always, I love going to The King and Prince! …Looking forward to the next time.” -CB
  • “King and Prince has done an excellent job with each of our meetings. Service and food have been excellent!” -DG
  • Overall rating: Excellent—“That’s why we come back!” -JF
  • “It was a great meeting- everything was excellent! Thank You!!” -GW
  • “We had 100% response on our attendees wanting to return to The King and Prince…I needed the event to be awesome and it was! Terri and Jamie were great to work with, and responded promptly and with helpful suggestions. Our old venue was a very special place but The King and Prince was a really good move for us. I’m looking forward to the next few years! Thanks so much for crafting and working with me on these contracts.” -GH
  • “Everything was outstanding as usual!” -BP
  • “We thoroughly enjoyed our retreat and were all very impressed by the professionalism and courtesy of the staff. If we can ever welcome you to Washington, let us know!” -CC
  • “Overall we had a wonderful time and enjoyed our stay very much. Thanks to all of you.”- TG

How Skype Can Save Your Meeting

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Meetings are work. You try to make them fun for the participants, or as fun as they can be. As a meeting planner, you change it up. Look for spots to visit that could give that vacation feel, somewhere you’d want to go if you weren’t working. You look for engaging speakers to introduce to your group, whether it’s an expert in the field or someone motivational to help rally the troops.

Since most businesses obviously have budgets, you have to balance the tightrope of a cool location that you can afford while keeping in mind that you are also going to have to spend for the necessities such as coffee and food. Oh, and have we mentioned places for everyone to lay their heads at the end of the day?

All of this starts to add up and you start trying to trim your lists. “Must Haves” start to find themselves on the “Wish List.” At this point you start wondering just how important it is to have that guest speaker and whether or not to scrap that idea. Surely just getting out of the office will motivate the teams, right?

Enter Skype.

Yes. Skype. Not only can Skype connect you to your loved ones while you’re at your meeting, it can also connect you to your guest speaker for the meeting. Think about it. Instead of paying costs for travel, lodging, dining, etc. on top of the cost for their time, you could simply be paying for just their hour of talk time! Yep. You just saved your budget AND kept your speaker.

You could have your 300 people in a room (we suggest at the beach) listening to that expert teach your team how to be #1. But it doesn’t stop there. Think of the capabilities. In addition to Skype, thanks to the mobility of tablets and mobile phones, you could be on a virtual field trip! Instead of having the speaker stand in front with a microphone, you could be getting a behind the scenes tour.

Next time you’re planning and the numbers start getting tight, remember to get creative. Thinking outside the box can get the speaker that the execs want while still allowing for that relaxing vacation spot.

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

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

Delegal Room, Classroom Setup St. Simons Island

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

 

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.

 

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.

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.

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!

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.

 

 

 

 

By the Numbers: Our Atlantic Coast Meeting Venue

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Although we might be a little biased, we think The King and Prince Resort on St. Simons Island is the perfect place to hold a meeting! From large conferences and small business lunches to training sessions and team building events, we have something for every group size. Below is a snapshot of The King and Prince venue attributes, by the numbers:

6 – Meeting planners can choose from 6 different spaces to hold an event: the Lanier Ballroom, Retreat Room, Delegal Room, Solarium, and Butler Room plus the breathtaking oceanfront lawn.

2,880 – The size in square feet of the largest venue space at The King and Prince.

180 – Enjoy 180 degree views of the ocean from one of our upstairs meeting rooms.

12 – The number of buildings to choose from for accommodations, with options such as oceanfront rooms and villas, to a townhome on the golf course.

72 – Par 72, that is…The King and Prince Golf Course is an award-winning, 18-hole, Par 72 course , and offers a 6,500 square foot mini-verde putting green, a 3,000 square foot mini-verde chipping green, and 5 target greens.

1935 – The year The King and Prince originally opened its doors…as a seaside dance hall rather than a hotel.

1 – There can only be  one Jason Brumfiel, our Executive Chef. He is a master at bringing a unique combo of Southern classics and modern favorites, with an emphasis on Georgia vendors and farm-to-table cuisine.

2014 – The resort recently finished renovations to the lobby, atrium, and restaurant in 2014, creating a new look and feel in the historic space.

30,000 – The amount of oceanfront property in square feet that the main swimming pools occupy.

0 – Cost for WiFi, exercise facility, parking, tennis courts, plus many more complimentary amenities around the resort.

17.9 – Area in square miles of St. Simons Island

50+ – The number of restaurants around the island – there is truly something for everyone!

4 – Just 4 short fields on our meeting RFP! Fill one out HERE for more information about hosting your next event at The King and Prince Resort!

Retreat Room

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