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Beach Villas

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

You want to take your family on a beach vacation, but still desire that cozy feeling of being at home. The King and Prince Resort has gorgeous two and three bedroom villas that offer the luxury of an ocean front view and the relaxing feel of your own space.  Each two bedroom villa offers a master bedroom with a king bed, a second bedroom, and a full bath for each bedroom, while our three bedroom villas offer an additional bedroom and bath. All of The King and Prince Villas provide a living and dining room combo to offer that relaxing space for family entertaining.  The villas also offer a fully equipped kitchen so you won’t be without your favorite home cooked meals. In addition to the resort amenities, each villa includes a washer and dryer as well.

Enjoy the ocean view on your private walk-out patio or balcony, and feel completely exclusive as The King and Prince offers a private pool, hot tub, gas grills and gated parking to beach villa guests.  View photos of The King and Prince Beach Villas and more information about your visit: http://www.kingandprince.com/accommodations/beach_villas.php

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The King and Prince Oceanfront Villas

The King and Prince Oceanfront Villas

Share Your Photos to Win a Stay

Monday, October 12th, 2009

The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort is having a photo contest for all of the fans of The King and Prince on Facebook.  During the entire month of October, fans can submit their favorite pictures from their stay at the resort and will have a chance to win a free two-night stay at The King and Prince. The resort offers so many photo opportunities with its breathtaking scenery and endless list of things to do on St. Simon’s Island that it may be hard to pick your favorite photos.

We want you to show-off the great times you’ve been having here at the resort and encourage you to become a fan on Facebook, participate in the contest, and upload as many pictures as you would like. It is a great way to share your unforgettable moments from The King and Prince and to win a free two-night stay.  Check out the photo contest page for more details!

Serving Aces at The King and Prince

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort may be known for its luxurious accommodations and gorgeous view of the Atlantic Ocean, but the available recreation and activities must not be overlooked. Some of the exciting activities include golfing at the world renowned King and Prince Golf Course, dolphin and sunset boat tours, and romantic horse rides along the beach. But, if you are looking to spend your leisure time playing tennis, then the resort’s Har-Tru tennis courts are where you need to be.

The Har-Tru tennis courts are complimentary for The King and Prince guests and feature a natural St. Simons Island backdrop, mild year-round weather, and a professional athlete on staff to help improve your stroke. Pride Evans is a seasoned tennis professional with over 25 years of teaching and instructional experience. He is a member of the Georgia Professional Tennis Association Hall of Fame and was voted the Georgia Director and Educator of the Year.  Pride offers lessons for private guests, groups, team coaching and getaways, and corporate outings. For more information on spending your day at the Har-Tru tennis courts, please visit our website.

A King and Prince Wedding

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort has earned a reputation as the setting for a magical and memorable wedding day. The oceanfront location makes for a perfect destination wedding and the exceptional staff and amenities provide the worry free extravagant event that every bride deserves. The beautiful St. Simons Island scenery combined with a gourmet menu is just the beginning of the most desirable wedding event.

If a ballroom with floor to ceiling drapes and gorgeous chandeliers is in your wedding plans, the Lanier Ballroom provides an enchanting location for you and your guests. Holding up to 300 friends and family members, the ballroom is an exquisite venue for the perfect wedding you desire.

If you plan on being indoors, outdoors, or both on your wedding day, The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort is the most luxurious place to be on the most special day of your life.  For more information on spending your wedding day with The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort, please visit http://www.kingandprince.com/weddings.php.

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!

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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Hampton Club

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

The Hampton ClubOur new blog is exciting for me to be a part of.  My name is Rick Mattox, General Manager & Golf Director at The Hampton Club on St. Simons Island.  The King & Prince opened the course in August 1989.  I was fortunate to join then in March of 1990 and have been here ever since.  Through a great deal of preparation we are currently undergoing a restoration of the original design by the architect Joe Lee.  Joe designed over 275 courses with the majority in the southeast and some overseas.  We selected Billy Fuller of Billy Fuller Golf Design to oversee the project; he came highly recommended as a restoration specialist.

 

Closing date was April 1, 2009 with a scheduled re-open date of October 1, 2009.  With “A Quality Golf Experience” as our mission statement, we sought to make our Hotel Guests and Members feel important to us by arranging several area courses for them to play during this time.  My staff handles all of the arrangements and is on location to assist with the group bookings.   Offering outstanding service is important to me, so I wanted that to continue even though our course is not open.

 

Hampton has 4 holes out in the marsh, connected by 800 feet of bridgework, which take your breath away on the back nine.  With over 95% of the people who play here saying, “this is the best golf experience I have ever had”, our goal is to put it back for the next generation to enjoy.

 

The restoration includes replacing greens with Mini-Verde the newest in the hybrid family.  Our tees, fairways, and rough will be Celebration, a new Bermuda grass that can handle shade well.    Our bunkers will be reshaped and grassed with Empire Zoysia.  Finally we have a collar of Tif-Sport to give us four types of grasses.   It will be a real “WOW” factor to see when you come to visit our hotel and play the course.  Whether it’s your first time or seventh time, you do not want to miss it.   

 

We will update you on the blog, but you can go to www.hamptonclub.com to view progress as work continues.  It is changing everyday!

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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