Myrtle Beach-area resorts finishing $65M renovations, area Chick-fil-A reopening | Myrtle Beach News

MYRTLE BEACH — Kingston Resorts is finishing a $65 million renovation of two of its oceanfront properties located on the north end of the Grand Strand between Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach.

The Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort and the Embassy Suites by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort recently received updates to guest rooms, suites, event spaces and other amenities. The renovations come after Kingston Resorts was purchased in 2019 by New York-based EOS Hospitality.

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“The updates we’ve made to Kingston Resorts and are finalizing this summer completely enhance the offerings travelers can now choose from when visiting Myrtle Beach,” said Bob Barenberg, managing director of Kingston Resorts. “There truly isn’t another resort experience like ours in the destination and we’re proud to be a leader here.”

Updates to the 385-room Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort include new furniture, flooring and interiors painted in cool gray and warm neutrals accented by wood textures. The hotel’s outdoor pool and dining space, Wet Whistle Pool Bar and Beachcombers, have been remade into an island theme and its 56,579 square feet of meeting space spanning 24 rooms have equally been renovated.

Wet Whistle

The Wet Whistle bar at the Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort. Provided

The 255-room Embassy Suites Myrtle Beach also recently completed updates of its guest suites and 61,165 square feet of event space. Additionally, the resort plans to introduce a new dining concept, Black Drum Brewing, to the Grand Strand.

Scheduled to open in October, the oceanfront restaurant will feature a Carolina-inspired menu and 40 beers on tap from local North and South Carolina brands. An updated pool deck next to the restaurant with 28 cabanas, 350 lounge chairs, and water slides is scheduled to be finished in early August.

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