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The King and Prince’s Newly Restored Pools

Monday, March 26th, 2012

We are excited to announce the opening of our new state-of-the-art luxurious oceanfront pools!  All through the winter, the pools were renovated and we have been anxiously awaiting the finished product.  Along with the pools, we have opened the Ocean Terrace Grille for a true oceanfront dining experience.  The terrace, just steps away from the ocean, is an ultra casual dining option.

Michael Johnson, Vice-President of Resort Operations, states “The staff of our Resort has been anticipating the unveiling of this spectacular pool complex renewal for many months. We are all thrilled with the results created by our designers and landscaping artisans. Excitement is high as we eagerly await our Spring and Summer guests’ arrival, anticipating their desires whatever their age.”

The new pool complex includes three unique pool offerings surrounded by various seating options for swimmers, readers and water spectators. It will tempt all of the senses with well designed amenities:

  • Sound – ambient music system that allows guests to also enjoy the waves crashing beyond the Hotel’s sea wall
  • Smell – landscaping that embraces aromatic flowers and indigenous plantings
  • Sight – broad open sightlines for pool guests and guestrooms around the deck
  • Touch – contemporary new finishes throughout the deck, pool and outdoor seating
  • Taste – the new Ocean Terrace Grille offers a refreshing menu of Southern culinary traditions

This past weekend we had our fist visitors to the complex and they loved it!

The first children jumping in the new pool!

 

Simon & Sam, the first swimmers

 

Sundeck

 

Lounge Chairs under Pergola

 

Lounge Chairs by Pool

 

Children’s Wading Pool

 

Sandbox

 

Oval Pool

 

Kids in Wading Pool

 

Deck overlooking the beach

 

Ocean Terrace Grille

 

Ocean Terrace Grille

 

Pools

 

Snapshot from St. Simons Island

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

I took this photo over by the Pier at Sunset. What a beautiful time of the day!

Announcing the Winner of the October Facebook Photo Contest!

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Also, News on the November Contest & Kayaking from Maine to The Keys!

We are pleased to announce Don Gilliam as the winner of The King and Prince Facebook Photo Contest!

Dolphin jumping

Don took an amazing shot from his Oceanfront room balcony of a dolphin jumping out of the water. The photo captures what our guests have been telling us for years-that they can literally sit on their balconies and watch the dolphins play. (Just think how lucky those people on the boat were!!) Don will receive a complimentary two night stay at our historic ocean front resort.

We had a tough time choosing a winner as we loved so many of the photos that were submitted.  Michael Gowen of Southeast Adventure Outfitters Kayak-fishingFishposted two different photos from his kayak, one with the hotel in the background the other with a redfish that he had caught. It highlights some of the great activities to which our guests have access to from our hotel. Fishing, kayaking and nature tours! ….I wonder if he threw the fish back?

Laurie uploaded some photos of her family at the King and Prince. I especially love the photo of her husband and son walking on the beach. Family is such an important part of who we are and what the King and Prince represents. So many families from across Georgia come to the ocean’s edge every summer and create lasting memories here at our resort. We are so thankful that they choose our home and St. Simons Island to spend time with their loved ones.

Dad&son

I recently had the opportunity to meet an inspiring young couple- Dan and Bethany Cox. These newlyweds set out on the trip of a lifetime: To Kayak from Lubec, Maine to Key West, this had been a goal of Dan’s since he was a teenager. What they thought would take just a few months has turned into almost a year. With a stop off in Portland, Maine for the winter (I can’t even imagine trying to kayak those cold, New England waters in the winter!) they put their kayaks into the water in May to continue their adventure south. On October 26th, they made it to St. Simons island and took a rest right here at The King and Prince.

Dan and Bethany shared many stories with me….about the kindness of strangers, the lessons they have learned along the way and the amazing memories that have been made throughout their journey.

It made me wonder what memories and stories our guests have about our resort and St. Simons Island. In November we invite you post your favorite memory about The King and Prince or your favorite memory of St. Simons Island. All entries will be entered to win a complimentary two night stay for up to 4 people at our resort. To enter you must first become a fan of The King and Prince and then write away! I know my fellow co-workers and I look forward to reading about everyone’s memories.

PS-Don’t forget to become a fan of The King and Prince and check out Dan and Bethany’s Blog as well! They are in Florida and are so close to their goal of making it to the Keys!

Weddings at The King and Prince

Saturday, June 27th, 2009
Bride & Groom in the OceanWaves lapping at the shore, seagulls flying overhead, a warm breeze kisses your skin….the aisle stretches out before you … and the man of your dreams is waiting for you right there under that palm tree at the water’s edge.  Whether your dream involves Flip Flops and a Low Country Boil or Manolos with Fine Dining, The King and Prince’s venues, extensive menus and outstanding service make the perfect backdrop for a most memorable event.
 
Weddings at The King and Prince are very special indeed.  I am Anne Thompson, the Wedding Catering Manager at the resort and for over 10 years now, I have had the pleasure of assisting brides in making their dreams come true in an incomparable setting.  It is most exciting – and quite an honor – to be a part of such a momentous occasion.
 
The King and Prince offers fantastic venues and catering for all events wedding related.
  • The Oceanfront Lawn is the quintessential beachside locale for welcome parties, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies and even dinner and dancing under the stars.
  • The historic Delegal Dining Room is an elegant spot for receptions with stained glass windows and a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean.
  • The Solarium is an intimate oceanfront spot perfect for bridal luncheons, rehearsal dinners and receptions.
  • The Retreat Room’s view speaks for itself.  Being on the second floor, you can see miles and miles of ocean!  It is lovely for rehearsal dinners, luncheons, receptions, brunches and even ceremonies.
  • The Lanier Ballroom is the largest of our venues and is made for dancing the night away!
Full details with the exact capacities of each of the venues and all of our menus may be seen in our Wedding Catering Kit.  Take a minute to check it out and be sure to let me know what questions you have rdriggs@mmihg.com.
The King and Prince provides the venue, tables, white linens, chairs, china, flatware, napkins, barware, and all of the food & beverage for our events.  Having had the good fortune to host LOTS of weddings ensures that our service staff is among the absolute best and most experienced you will find.  The waiters, bartenders, chefs and banquet captains are top notch – and believe me, these folks are capable of making or breaking any event.  We are truly blessed to have the best in the business!
 
Brides are able to choose vendors to provide flowers, cake, music, coordination and their own officiate.  We are one of the few resorts left who allow brides to bring in outside contractors for these items, allowing her to truly personalize her event and not end up with a cookie cutter hotel wedding.
 
I’ll look forward to updating the blog with real wedding photos.  I am at your service anytime you have questions so please don’t hesitate in contacting me if I may provide assistance!

King and Prince Dining

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Delegal Dining RoomHi, my name is Debora League.  I have been in the service industry for 30 years and have owned or operated numerous bars and or restaurants over the years. I am currently the Restaurant Manager at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort on Saint Simons Island, Georgia. I have been with this company for almost 5 years and have to say it is one of the best experiences of my career. I manage many different food outlets at this resort, including the following:

The Atrium Café is what most coffee lover’s look for in the A.M. We serve “Starbucks” Coffee, Lattes, Cappuccinos, pastries and more.

The Blue Dolphin Restaurant that hosts: a breakfast buffet every morning, which includes a chef-attended omelet station and all of your traditional favorites. An incredible seafood buffet that is offered every Friday night, in addition to the regular menu that includes our local Wild Georgia Shrimp (no imported shrimp here). Some of my menu favorites are: the Shrimp and Grits, the lemon pepper Black Florida Grouper and the New Zealand lamb chops (cooked medium). We also serve a Southern Sunday Brunch that offers something for everyone.

The Paradise Beach Bar and Grill has the only outdoor beach-front dining on the Island, where you can sit and watch the dolphins play while enjoying regular or veggie burgers, hot dogs, salads and much, much more for a great price. I spend as much time as I can in this location because it never feels like work, no matter how busy we are.

Accommodations

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

Oceanfront King Hotel Room

Hi Everyone! My name is Colleen Ruska and I am the Reservations Supervisor here at The King and Prince.  I have seven years of hospitality experience-specifically working in Historic Hotels in New York and Georgia and I am happy to call St. Simons Island my home.

 

As the Reservations supervisor, I have come to know our beautiful accommodations and the Island inside and out. I truly believe that we have offerings for everyone’s taste and budget. The resort has almost 200 rooms ranging from our Standard Oglethorpe rooms all the way up to our Governor’s Suite and the Resort Residences and Villas. With our picture perfect location –right on the beach and our proximity to the pier village area, (less than a mile away!) our Resort is the perfect place to enjoy a getaway, kick back and relax “on island time”

 

Our most economical rooms are the Standard rooms, most of which have two queen beds and are simply appointed with comfortable furnishings and a small kitchenette. The Resort View and Partial Ocean View rooms are mid-priced rooms located both in the Historic Building and in the Oleander Building. The Partial Ocean view rooms in Oleander are one of my favorite room types because of the location, nice view and size of the rooms. Because the rooms are so spacious, these rooms are also appealing for families.

 

The view from our Ocean Front rooms cannot be beat. What could be better than watching the sun rise over the Atlantic and watching the Dolphins play in the water from the comfort of your own balcony! The Cabana rooms are by far our most requested room type. These ground floor Ocean Front rooms have an unobstructed view of the ocean and they are so close that you can fall asleep listening to the waves crashing on the shore. Rooms in the Oceanfront Building sit behind our main pool. The location gives you a great view and easy access to the pools and the beach. They are our most recently renovated rooms and feature a contemporary décor.

 

I could say so much more about our room types and I have not even had a chance to write about our Resort Residences and Beach Villas! I hope this blog has given you some insight into our accommodations. Please be sure to check back in the future for updates and more information about our rooms.

 

 

 

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Our Resort

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009
The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort

The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort

Welcome and thank you for reading our blog for The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort.

I have the honor and privilege of writing this first posting, so please allow me to introduce myself; Bud St. Pierre, Director of Sales & Marketing.  May 2009 will be my seventh year here and I couldn’t be happier living on this gorgeous island haven and working for The King and Prince in a position I really enjoy.

Since this is our first blog, my goal is to provide as much information to you about the King and Prince and St Simons Island; the resort amenities, accommodations, restaurants and services and the fun, enjoyable and unique activities and businesses here on St. Simons.

Our talented team of professionals here at the Resort will be our future bloggers, everyone from our General Manager, the Resort Concierge, Restaurant Managers, Reservation Supervisors and quite a few more.  So please return and read more about us.
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