The Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort has announced that it is undergoing a $17 million rejuvenation. Breaking ground in November 2012, the first phase of the renovation is scheduled to be complete April 2013, in time for spring break and summer.
The full-scale renovation, which includes a second phase set to begin in late 2013, features an entirely new arrival experience, with landscaping and enhancements to the porte-cochere, cedar shake and wood accents, pendant lanterns and new lighting sconces. The new lobby space will boasts lounge-style concierge areas and vibrant-colored walls juxtaposed against the white-on-white ceiling. The entire space was also opened.
The outdoor experience, complete with views of the Atlantic coastline, includes a renovation of the existing family and adult pools, the addition of a kid-friendly “Splash Pad” and zero-entry pool with ledge seating edging the dune line. The Buoy Bar was also revamped. From the pool area to the Upper Courtyard, new pavers and landscaping lead to the extended dining deck at the hh Prime restaurant. The new deck features a fire pit.
Continuing the evolution of the resort’s outdoor public spaces, Palmetto Market’s outside deck has been extended to accommodate the Market, while the Palmetto Courtyard has been re-imagined and re-landscaped to provide additional space for outdoor functions.
The property’s more than 15,000 square feet of current meeting space features “Carolina” porches, and revamped and redecorated meeting rooms. New wall coverings, lighting, art work and flooring enhance the interior spaces, while special seating and new flooring outside will finish the decks overlooking the Palmetto Courtyard.
The property also has Ocean Tides Spa, which now features a full service salon with manicure, pedicure and hair stations for weddings, groups or single guests, as well as three new treatment rooms, changing rooms and a relaxation area.
The beachfront resort showcases views from its 323 studio suites - the largest resort accommodations on the island - as well as one- and two-bedroom luxury suites. As part of the Palmetto Dunes community, the Omni Hilton Head offers an 11-mile lagoon system for kayaking or canoeing, bike trails, 25 tennis courts and 54 holes of championship golf.