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Event Reviews from Real Meeting Planners

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Some people’s jobs are to plan meetings. Fun, right? Think of them like wedding planners but for business; more briefcases and less brides. Our Sales Team works with these meeting planners every step of the way, from site visits to tour the property and our spaces, to planning itineraries, all the way down to “Hellos” upon arrival, and “How was your room?” while they’re here for their function.

Service is about continuously striving for the next level of guest satisfaction. That’s why after each event, we send our meeting planners a follow up questionnaire so they can let us know how we did. Here’s a peek at some of the reviews theses pro-planners have left us.

Retreat Room Classroom Setup on 10/21/2013.  The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort.  St. Simons Island, GA  31522.  912-638-3631.

Retreat Room Classroom Setup on 10/21/2013. The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort. St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

“Would love to host another meeting with you!”-JM

“We had a temperature issue in our meeting room and maintenance took care of it. We’re already under contract to return for 2017, 2018, and 2019!” -CC

“Great facility to work with” -KW

“We had an amazing event and great experience! Thank you!” -NTB

“Great service & food!” -DC

“Great people, great place. We always come back for the service, people, and location. All great!” -BP

“The staff was incredibly helpful and friendly. Everyone I met did their best to help out. I have not heard a bad comment from any of our associates.” -AD

“You all are EXCELLENT in every way! Love the Resort & love all of you! Can’t wait to be back in July!” -LJ

“We loved having our function at The King and Prince. I hope to have it there again in the future.” -JG



Real Meeting Planners, Real Reviews

Monday, August 7th, 2017

We could tell you why you should hold your next meeting here at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, but we thought maybe you’d rather hear it from other meeting planners. Here’s a few of our favorites from the Fall of 2016.

“Whenever an issue arises, the staff takes care of it quickly and to the best of their ability.”- VR

“Another successful meeting at The K&P! Thank you!!” -TZ

“Everyone was so gracious & helpful. Barely felt like work! Can’t wait to return!” -DG

“The King and Prince and our Association are a good fit!” -DM

“Julie, we all had a lovely time and appreciated our hotel, beach, special meal, and meeting areas so much, it was a super success. I think several will want to return!” -CW

“Rick Mattox did an excellent job hosting our golf event this year. Our group noted the continuing improvement in the golf course conditions.” -BD

“Going on 24 consecutive years for our golf trip. You guys must be doing something RIGHT!!!” -BT

Delegal Room, Classroom Setup 10/21/2013.  The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort.  St. Simons Island, GA  31522.  912-638-3631.

Delegal Room, Classroom Setup.

Lanier Ballroom Full Classroom Setup.  The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort.  St. Simons Island, GA  31522.  912-638-3631.

Lanier Ballroom Full Classroom Setup.

Retreat Room Classroom Setup on 10/21/2013.  The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort.  St. Simons Island, GA  31522.  912-638-3631.

Retreat Room Classroom Setup.

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ConventionSouth 2016 Readers’ Choice Award Winners!

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017
ConventionSouth 2016 Readers' Choice Award

ConventionSouth 2016 Readers’ Choice Award Winner

We are so proud of this achievement and wanted to share it with you! Big thanks to all of the ConventionSouth Readers that voted for us. Keep reading to learn more about this award, our Resort and ConventionSouth. (Don’t worry, we’ve got a helpful list of links below for more info about our meeting venues + more.)

The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort Is Honored With ConventionSouth’s Annual Readers’
Choice Award

GULF SHORES, Ala. (Oct. 19, 2016)—It is with honor that the publishers and editors of ConventionSouth, the
national multimedia resource for planning events in the South, present The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort with a
2016 Readers’ Choice Award.

“ConventionSouth readers and fans have voted to decide the best meeting sites in the South, and it is no surprise to
us that The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort has been selected to receive our annual Readers’ Choice Award,” said
ConventionSouth Publisher J. Talty O’Connor. “The value in receiving this prestigious recognition is that it comes from
the United States’ top meeting professionals who hold events in the South. These planners demand the highest level of
customer service and quality facilities, and they have contributed in determining that The King and Prince Beach &
Golf Resort indeed displays the commitment to professionalism, creativity and service that they require.”

The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort is among 250 convention and visitor bureaus (CVBs), meeting facilities and
hotels located across the South to receive this year’s Readers’ Choice Award. Throughout the year, meeting
professionals nominated the meeting sites they believe provide exemplary service for group events. The nominated sites
are then compiled onto an online ballot where meeting professionals and fans are asked to vote for the best of the best.
With over 4,000 voters participating in the selection process and the highest social media interaction to date, this has
been the most successful and engaging year yet!

Since creation in 2001, this is the ninth time that The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort has received the award,
making it an even greater honor to present it with a 2016 Readers’ Choice Award. The King and Prince Beach & Golf
Resort will be featured as an award recipient in the December 2016 Awards Issue of ConventionSouth magazine. This
exciting issue will also showcase some of the most talented meeting professionals in the nation as ConventionSouth also
presents planners with its annual “Meeting Professionals To Watch” designation. “Featuring peer advice and trade
secrets from our Meeting Professionals to Watch in 2016, our Awards Issue is one of the most popular must-read
resources within the meetings industry,” O’Connor said.

Celebrating over 30 years as a leading meeting planning resource, ConventionSouth magazine is based in Gulf
Shores, Ala., and is distributed to more than 18,000 meeting professionals located across the country who book
meetings held within the South, according to O’Connor. A complete list of award winners can be found online here.

For more info about why The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort should host your next meeting, click here.

To see our oceanfront meeting spaces, menus, and general area info, click here.

A complete list of Business & Meeting awards received by The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort is here.

Looking for reviews from other meeting planners? Check out those blogs here and here.

Ready to book? Click here.


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



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


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

Meeting Planner Reviews of our St Simons Island Venue

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Over the years, The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort has become a staple venue for many meeting planners. In addition to our unique location as the only oceanfront resort on St Simons Island, we are the proud 6 time winner of the Successful Meetings Pinnacle Award and 7 time winner of Meetings Focus South Best of the South Award. Check it out for yourself, here are a few of our most recent reviews from meeting planners: 

  • “Group really enjoyed the property and prompt attention to their needs. Can’t wait to visit again!” –TH
  • “Everyone went out of his/her way to make this the most memorable & special occasion for my family. I cannot thank you all enough!” –LB
  • “The transportation we arranged for an off premise dinner did not show up. The front desk staff was very helpful and arranged for back up transport right away.” –DM
  • “Great hotel and staff, very professional!” –JV
  • “Everything went smoothly. The staff was very attentive to our needs/wants and handled our requests quickly and efficiently.” –JE
  • “Can’t get any better!! Thank you everyone for another successful meeting!” –LJ
  • “The experience at The King & Prince was great. Thank you!” –JB
  • “Would highly recommend to others. Will use again.” –ME
  • “Great property and staff!” –RJ
  • “A BIG Thank You to Kaitlin, Julie, Terri, Veronica, Emily, Michael, David, and Billie! They all made my meeting a success, thank you so much!” –CL
An aerial view of The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort

An aerial view of The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort

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.


Make Your Next Event An Affair To Remember

Sunday, September 27th, 2015

Attendees have grown tired of the “same old” events which means that planners need to think outside the box more than ever if they want to “wow” their clients. Here is our list of the top 5 ways to make your next event an affair to remember!

Roll Out The Red Carpet. Literally. When guests arrive, have a red carpet for them to walk on and a photographer on hand to snap their photo. It’s sure to impress and get them excited for what’s to come! They will also be able to share their photos with friends and colleagues and brag about what a wonderful time they had.

Photo Booth Fun. Bring out their inner child with a photo booth. Many photographers offer packages which include a booth and it’s sure to make them laugh. Ask the photographer if they supply props for the photos. The more, the better and if they don’t, someone will have fun shopping for the props.

Small Bites. Offer a diverse menu by offering tapas passed around the event. Go with a theme such as “Around the world” , “Tour of Europe” or “Best of the U.S.A.”. You’ll be able to offer tastes of food from a wide variety of places and guests will have a memorable dining experience.

Craft Beer Tasting. These days, most cities have a few local breweries and there are a growing number of people who are interested in the craft beer movement. Offer a local craft beer tasting with the areas best breweries. It is a good opportunity for your guests to network and get to know each other!

Hash(tag) It Out. Create an event hashtag and promote it before, during and after the event. You and all of the attendees will be able to see what a fun time everyone had and those who were not able to go, may be more inclined to attend the next event.


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.


4 Reasons To Host Your Next Meeting At Our St. Simons Resort

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Although there are many reasons to host your meeting or group at our historic oceanfront resort, we are proud to have earned these awards and accolades which show just how great our resort, meeting space, hotel rooms and customer service is! To learn more about hosting your group or meeting at our resort, visit our website.

Best of the South Award from Meetings Focus South7-time winner of the Best of the South Award from Meetings Focus South. Winners were chosen using the following criteria: quality of meeting space, guest rooms, guest services and amenities, food and beverage service, the efficiency and helpfulness of staff, the availability of technical equipment, recreational facilities and activities, and overall value and experience.

Readers' Choice Award from Convention South Magazine

6-time winner of the Readers’ Choice Award from Convention South Magazine. The Readers’ Choice Award represents the nominations and votes of approximately 18,500 ConventionSouth readers who feel that The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort displays exemplary professionalism and a commitment to provide the highest quality of services and accommodations for the meeting and conference industry. The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort is proud to be recognized by meeting professionals for multiple years.

Pinnacle Award from Successful Meetings

6-time winner of the Pinnacle Award from Successful Meetings. The Pinnacle Award has earned the reputation as the most credible and prestigious symbol of excellence among meeting planners and hoteliers. Business travel industry experts have likened the Pinnacle Award to other prestigious awards, such as the Mobil 5-Star and the AAA 5-Diamond.

TripAdvisor Hall of Fame

The Certificate of Excellence is awarded to properties who consistently receive excellent ratings and reviews from TripAdvisor members. The King and Prince is honored to have received the Certificate of Excellence for five years running, joining the Hall of Fame in 2015!