Posts Tagged ‘St. Simons Island Meetings’

5 Catering Trends for 2015

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

St. Simons Island Catering

Meeting planners and event venues are always looking to please their attendees. Our catering department has done some research to bring you the top 5 catering trends of 2015.

1. Vegetarian Dishes- Studies show that many Americans are now eating at least one meatless meal a week. Many of us also now enjoy a vegetarian meal from time to time just “because.” Diners are also starting to ask for more vegetarian options. As a rule of thumb, you should offer a vegetarian menu option during your event.

2. Tapas- Instead of a full buffet or plated dinner, the new trend is bite-sized appetizers and small plates of entrees. This enables the attendees to taste a variety of delicious foods while mingling with other attendees and networking.

3. Local Ingredients- Chefs will continue to source as much of their menu locally as they can. This translates into dishes with a fresh twist and more seasonal menus based on what is available locally during your event.

4. Retro Cocktails & Craft Beers- Bartenders are doing a throwback to the past with fun, retro drinks like the Manhattan and the Gimlet. Craft breweries are popping up all over the country and those who enjoy beer are taking notice. Adding retro cocktails and craft beer to your meeting mixer will surely make your attendees happy to be there!

5. Healthy Menu Options- These days it seems like almost everyone is on one diet or another or is watching what they eat. The surefire way to please everyone is to add some healthy items to your banquet menu. Many event venues including The King and Prince are now offering delicious, healthy options to their guests.

Read What Meeting Planners are Saying about Our Resort!

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Delegal Meeting Room on St. Simons Island

Over the course of a year, hundreds of meetings and events take place at our oceanfront resort. After each meeting ends, we ask meeting planners for any feedback they have. Here is what meeting planners are saying about their time at The King and Prince Resort on St. Simons Island, Georgia:

“Could not be happier with the way the event went. Great job King and Prince!” -H.S.

“Great year. Very accommodating. We will definitely be back. Thank you.” -L.W.

“Always great!” -S.H.

“The resort and service are excellent and that’s why we keep coming back. Staff go out of their way to make sure our event runs smoothly. They are a pleasure to work with.” -B.P.

“Ruth Driggs was wonderful to work with and extremely helpful at all times!” -S.L.

“Thank you! Everything was wonderful!” -D.S.

“The staff here do an outstanding job and are in the top 3 I’ve experienced in 30 years of meeting planning. Great job!” -A.E.

“The renovations look great!” -G.L.

“Everyone wants to return in 2014. I don’t see how you can top what you did in 2013, but have confidence that you will.” -B.A.

“King and Prince always does an excellent job for us.” -R.L.

“Excellent support from the staff in putting on another successful conference at The King and Prince!” -J.M.

“Once again, another great conference! I want to personally thank Kaitlin Rouh for her patience and professionalism!” -T.B.

“It is a pleasure working with Julie. The renovations are beautiful!” -B.P.

“Julie, Kaitlin & Laurie did an excellent job helping us with check-in, changes and special needs. Incredible job!” -G.L.

“Many compliments from association members. A great and needed from our previous meeting location. Many thanks to your staff.”-C.F.

“The entire staff at The King and Prince deserve a huge pat on the back for the outstanding service they provide to the guest. I received nothing but positive feedback from our board members and they are looking forward to returning in the future.”-P.B.

 

To learn more about meetings and events at our resort, visit our website or call us at 912-638-3631.

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.

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!