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Old Feb 17, 03, 6:49 am
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In Hilton Items I rec'd today it lists a new Hilton opening on the north end of Myrtle Beach,SC on the oceanfront in April 03.
383 newly appointed rooms, meeting space, exhibition hall. If my memory serves me correctly wasn't this a Hilton about 15 years ago and became Wyndam?? until recently?
If this is correct, that Hilton was quite nice.
Looks like it's in the standard category.
I love Myrtle Beach!
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Old Feb 17, 03, 10:41 am
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http://www.freehotelguide.com/usa-ho...tle-beach.html

Looks like the same one to me
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Old Feb 17, 03, 12:06 pm
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Myrtle Beach finally has a Hilton ! <sniff>

Relocated from 29579 to 60611 a few months back.



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Old Feb 17, 03, 12:15 pm
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http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/hotels/i...tyhocn=MYRBHHH
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Old Feb 17, 03, 4:51 pm
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A NEW Hilton? I just think it's the old one finally remodeled. (NOTE: "newly appointed" rooms on the website.)

If it's the same Hilton I am thinking of, about 7 years ago we had a big meeting there and about half of us had rooms with sand flea infestations.

And they're just now getting around to "reappointing" the rooms? Maybe they finally fumigated them, too?

(LOL)
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Old Apr 10, 03, 11:20 am
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Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/030410/dath026_1.html

Press Release Source: FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated; Hilton Hotels Corporation

Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort(R) Debuts on World-Famous 'Grand Strand'; $15 Million Renovation Includes the Addition of New Meeting Space
Thursday April 10, 11:18 am ET

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., April 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated (NYSE: FCH - News) and Hilton Hotels Corporation (NYSE: HLT - News) have announced the opening of the Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort®.

Located directly on the ocean at the north end of Myrtle Beach on the famed "Grand Strand," the Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort is centrally located in the heart of the region's dining, shopping and entertainment attractions. The resort also is adjacent to Kingston Plantation, one of the largest and most comprehensive resort destination properties on the East Coast.

Both the 385-room Hilton resort and the Kingston Plantation resort are owned by FelCor Lodging Trust, an Irving, Texas-based hotel real estate investment trust, and are managed by Hilton Hotels Corporation. The Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort is the first Hilton brand full-service hotel resort in FelCor's consolidated portfolio of 169 hotels. FelCor owns 82 properties within the Hilton Family of Hotels.

"We are pleased to again join with Hilton Hotels Corporation to add a brand new dimension to the Kingston Plantation/Myrtle Beach experience," said Thomas J. Corcoran, Jr., FelCor's President and CEO. "Guests who stay with us at the Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort will now have the opportunity to earn both hotel points and airline miles with Hilton HHonors®, one of the most respected frequent guest programs available today. We encourage both corporate and leisure customers alike to re-discover this newly-renovated oceanfront gem."

FelCor has recently completed a $15 million renovation on the former Wyndham®-affiliated property. This interior refurbishment and enhancement project included all guestrooms and guestroom corridors, meeting rooms and pre-function space and select public areas.

"Hilton is proud to work with FelCor in its return to one of the East Coast's most popular year-round leisure destinations with the addition of such a fine oceanfront resort to its roster," said Robert E. Dirks, senior vice president -- brand management & marketing for the Hilton brand. "With the strength of Hilton's worldwide global marketing, sales and technology infrastructure, we look forward to encouraging our most loyal leisure and business travelers, as well as meeting and incentive travel planners, to take a look at the newly-revitalized Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort."

Guestrooms at the Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort have been refurbished with a nautical design and all-new furnishings. In addition, each guestroom features in-room coffee service, irons and ironing boards, hair dryers, refrigerators, a sitting area with an easy chair, and a work desk with high-speed Internet access. In-room entertainment and information services include video on- demand movies, video games and interactive Hilton guest services.

The Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort contains 32,000 square feet of on-site meeting facilities, including a 16,000 square-foot exhibition hall. The flexible space is perfectly suited for any occasion of 10 to 1,000 people -- from corporate retreats, board meetings and receptions to major exhibitions and special events.

For dining, breathtaking oceanfront views at Cafe Amalfi make casual dining an enjoyable experience for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Beachcomber's is an outdoor bar/restaurant where casual ambience and superb ocean and pool views invite relaxation with light food offerings and refreshing drinks. A heated, outdoor pool and an exercise room with cardiovascular equipment round out the offerings for guests to relax and stay fit during their stay. Nearby recreation includes a variety of watersports and outdoor activities.

The Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort is proud to present the Arcadian Shores Golf Club. The classic par 72, 18 hole Rees Jones-designed course, located on the resort premises, has long been touted as one of the Grand Strand's most enjoyable courses. In addition, all guests can take advantage of an on-site "golf concierge" who can help golf lovers take advantage of the wide range of golf offerings throughout the area.

The Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort provides reciprocal guest access to the recreational and meeting facilities at the adjacent Kingston Plantation's resort, including a 50,000 square-foot Sport and Health Club, featuring indoor and outdoor swimming pools, nine tennis courts and a pro shop, state-of-the- art fitness equipment, Splash pool complex and seasonal children's programs. Similarly, guests at the Kingston Plantation resort will receive preferred access to tee times at the Arcadian Shores Golf Course.

About Kingston Plantation

The Kingston Plantation and the new Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort collectively feature more than 1,300 luxurious guest accommodations including a 255-suite Embassy Suites Hotel® that is owned by FelCor and managed by Hilton Hotels Corporation. FelCor also has a joint venture agreement with Hilton to develop the Margate Tower, a 251-unit luxury oceanfront residential condominium project. The development project is adjacent to Brighton Condominiums, a 200-unit residential condominium development that FelCor and Hilton completed in 2000.

The addition of the Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort adjacent to the Kingston Plantation resort, provides a FelCor-owned and Hilton-managed complex offering overall meeting space above the 100,000 square-foot mark, solidifying the Kingston Plantation's resort's leadership role as the largest convention resort on the Mid-Atlantic coast.

About FelCor Lodging Trust

FelCor Lodging Trust is the nation's second largest lodging real estate investment trust (REIT) and the largest owner of full service, all-suite hotels. FelCor's consolidated portfolio is comprised of 169 hotels, located in 35 states and Canada. FelCor owns 77 full service, all-suite hotels, and is the largest owner of Embassy Suites Hotels® and Doubletree Guest Suites® hotels. FelCor's portfolio also includes 83 hotels in the upscale and full service segments. FelCor has a current market capitalization of approximately $2.7 billion. Additional information can be found on the Company's website at www.felcor.com .

About Hilton Hotels Corporation

Hilton Hotels Corporation is recognized internationally as a preeminent hospitality company. The company develops, owns, manages or franchises more than 2,000 hotels, resorts and vacation ownership properties. Its portfolio includes many of the world's best known and most highly regarded hotel brands, including Hilton®, Conrad(TM), Doubletree®, Embassy Suites Hotels®, Hampton Inn®, Hampton Inn & Suites®, Hilton Garden Inn®, Hilton Grand Vacations Company® and Homewood Suites by Hilton®.

For more information about the Hilton collection of full-service hotels, please visit our website at www.hilton.com or call 1-800-HILTONS.


Source: FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated; Hilton Hotels Corporation

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Old Apr 18, 03, 7:03 pm
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Myrtle Beach Hilton

Anyone stay at the new or should I say just purchased Hilton in Mytle Beach? I plan on using a ALON for a stay on the east coast beach the first week in August. Any thoughts?
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Old Apr 27, 03, 6:56 am
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Which one is better?

Hilton Myrtle Beach (Standard)?

http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/hotels/index.jhtml;jsessionid=UHFBZRDLWF4DJJ31AOR 2ISQ?ctyhocn=MYRBHHH


Embassy Suites Myrtle Beach (Premium)?

http://www.embassysuites.com/en/es/hotels/index.jhtml;jsessionid=UHFBZ RDLWF4DJJ31AOR2ISQ?ctyhocn=MYRESES

Obviously, the premium award, Embassy would be considered better, but tell me why. Location? Services?

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Old Apr 27, 03, 5:16 pm
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Can you really use an ALON for somewhere other than Hawaii? Anyone try this?
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Old Apr 27, 03, 8:02 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by cndij:
Can you really use an ALON for somewhere other than Hawaii? Anyone try this?</font>
No, you can't. I was thinking 6 nights at Myrtle beach Hilton for 100,000 points or 6 at the Embassy for 150,000 (GLONP).

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Old Apr 27, 03, 9:18 pm
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I'll be staying there for 2 nights on May 11th and 12th, so I'll be sure to write a report if one hasn't been posted by then.

Also, and I hope I'm not offending anyone by this, but as someone who has traveled around the Myrtle area a fair amount I would never ever consider using a GLON for a stay there unless I had way too many points than I knew what to do with. I personally can't stand Myrtle Beach, it's waaay to congested and touristy in the summer, the traffic is terrible, restaurants are packed, the beach is only so-so, etc. etc. etc. Your points would be much better spent on one of the wonderful hotels in Europe or Hawaii, but that's only my opinion.

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Old Apr 27, 03, 9:27 pm
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Forgot to add: if you're dead set on using points at either the Embassy or Hilton, I would definately go with the Hilton and save your 50k. The Embassy is only marginally nicer, as it's located within Kinston Plantation and has a larger pool and beach area. But for me it would in no way be worth 50k more than the Hilton.
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Old Apr 28, 03, 6:37 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by JJeffrey:
Forgot to add: if you're dead set on using points at either the Embassy or Hilton, I would definately go with the Hilton chixonly marginally nicer, as it's located within Kinston Plantation and has a larger pool and beach area. But for me it would in no way be worth 50k more than the Hilton. </font>
Thanks for your feedback JJeffrey!

If you are bringing a family with kids and need a guarantee to have a two room suite (like ES has), then is it worth it?

The property description you gave of the ES makes it sound much better than the Hilton.

I am diamond, so a room upgrade may be a good possibility at the Hilton. Do they have plenty of suites there.

Is the pool & beach much better at the ES?

Thanks for your comparison to other "better" beachfront properties. That helps lower my expectations for when we get there.

The reason we are leaning towards Myrtle is that it is driving distance.

I have been to some other great beaches in the Carribbean and HI so I guess at least we won't have top get on a plane but can still use points on a beach @ Hilton.

Do you feel there are better Hilton properties in NC/SC besides Hilton Head (been there and don't really care to go back).

Thanks again for your feedback.

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Old Apr 28, 03, 7:38 pm
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What about Charleston? I know there is an Embassy Suites there right in the historic district. Its not on the beach but only about 10 miles away to Isle of Palms for beaches. Myrtle Beach is just so congested, that if you want to go out at all make sure it is before 4:30 in the afternoon or you will hit bumper to bumper traffic anywhere you turn, and on Saturday, it is pretty much gridlock between noon and 6PM. Some people love the never ending "action" of Myrtle Beach, but if that is not your style, and you don't want to stay on the hotel property the whole time, look elsewhere. Don't mean to be totally negative, just realistic. Most of the people I work with go there every summer, sometimes several times and just love it. Just make sure you know what you are getting into.
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chix:

The beach area of the two properties is pretty much identical; they're located within walking distance of each other along the same strand of beach in North Myrtle.

The pool area is nicer at the ES, as they have 2-3 pools and hot tubs with an outdoor bar and lunch/sandwich place. They also had a band the last time I was there, although they were absolutely horrible. By contrast, the Hilton has just one pool (not sure about hot tubs) and a smaller pool deck area. There's usually more 'going on' around the property at the ES.

Keep in mind, I've never actually stayed at the Hilton, I've only walked through the property a few years ago when it was a Wyndham. Things could change w/ a new name.

I guess the point I was trying to make is not to expect anything spectacular from either the Hilton or ES. It will be OK, but not some amazing beach resort with waterfall pools and lazy rivers and crystal clear water, etc.

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