Sims Patrick Studio, designONE studio renovate Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island completed the $30-million renovation of its 340 rooms and common spaces, as well as the addition of a spa to the property. The resort also offers guests a shaded lap pool and Jacuzzi, as well as a zero entry-heated lagoon swimming pool and children’s area.

The renovation of the resort began in December 2012, headed by the Atlanta-based design firm Sims Patrick Studio and the architectural firm designONE studio.

The new rooms and suites have custom furniture and living spaces. In-room furnishings include an oversized desk, pullout sofa and ottomans for additional seating. Bathrooms have been refurbished and now have vanities, fixtures, porcelain walls and new tile floors. Guest balconies also provide views of the resort and ocean.


The resort’s new meetings and event space has 23,000 square feet of function space, able to accommodate up to 1,000 guests. Meeting space includes the 10,000-square-foot Santee Ballroom and 7,000-square-foot Oceanfront Pavilion near the beach.

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island partnered with the Heritage Collection on Hilton Head Island, and resort guests will have access to seven golf courses located.

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island offers guests a variety of dining options. Meanwhile, the new full-service Arum Spa has three private treatment rooms, a manicure/pedicure room and a post-treatment relaxation room. Additional on-site amenities include a 24-hour fitness center with dressing areas, in-room dining, concierge, a 24-hour business center, on-site bicycle rentals and complimentary shuttle service.

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island is pet-friendly and allows dogs under 35 pounds.

The resort is located at 130 Shipyard Drive in Hilton Head Island, S.C.

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