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Best in Travel Awards Announced for Charleston, SC, Isle of Palms & Wild Dunes Resort -- Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2014

Everybody's talking about...Charleston!

JUST ANNOUNCED: For the fourth consecutive year, our charming Charleston, South Carolina has been voted #1 City in the United States by Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. In addition, Charleston was voted #2 Top City in the World, favorably compared to #1 Florence, Italy.  

And there’s more: We sincerely thank you for voting Isle of Palms, South Carolina as one of the Top 30 Islands in the World and our very own Wild Dunes Resort as a Top Resort in the South!

Read on to hear what Condé Nast Traveler’s Editor-in-Chief Pilar Guzmán had to say about Charleston’s exciting recognition and more details about the acclaimed travel awards. 

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Meet in the Wild: Wild Dunes Resort Honored 2014 Greens of Distinction Award from Corporate & Incentive Travel magazine

Hot off the press! We're pleased to share that Wild Dunes Resort has been honored as a Distinction Winner in Corporate & Incentive Travel magazine's 2014 Greens of Distinction Awards for demonstrated hospitality excellence in designing and maintaining golf facilities and programs that meeting and golf group planners can count on. Read on for more details on this exciting meetings industry award.  

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Meet in the Top Destination in the U.S.

There are multiple options for your next off-site meeting, conference or special event. From city to city, choose from identical spaces, cookie-cutter ballrooms, boardrooms, any hotel, and any room. Dare to be different?

Break down the four walls and meet at Charleston’s Island Resort to impress your attendees with a locale they won’t soon forget.

Charleston's Island Resort

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Set the Agenda to Unforgettable at Charleston’s Island Resort

If you can dream it, dare us to do it.  Unforgettable agendas made easy. That’s the name of the game here at Charleston’s Island Resort…

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So Long, Boring Buffet: Unconventional Catering and Culinary Experiences in Charleston, SC

It’s no secret that Charleston, SC is front and center in the culinary world with a trailblazing line-up of restaurants, chefs and must-try dishes. What does that mean for meeting planners? The chance to chow down on conference food that you and your attendees will actually want to eat. Dare: go beyond the boring buffet for your next event. 

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Meet in the Wild: Book a Private Dining Event in Charleston, SC Hosted by The Lee Bros.

For meetings and groups visiting Charleston, South Carolina, a taste of the city’s cutting-edge food culture reaches new heights in 2014 with an exciting new partnership between Wild Dunes Resort and The Lee Bros. - James Beard award-winning cookbook authors and masters behind Charleston’s thriving culinary scene.  

The Lee Brothers Charleston Culinary Experience at Wild Dunes Resort

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Meet in the Wild: Experience Charleston in Good Taste with a Private Dining Event Hosted by The Lee Bros.

Cook up a recipe for success at your next off-site group meeting, conference or event in Charleston, SC with an unforgettable Southern culinary experience with Charleston natives and James Beard award-winning cookbook authors, Matt and Ted Lee, the Lee Bros.

The Lee Bros. Charleston, SC

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Meet in the Wild: Q&A with Eric Pease, Director of Group Sales at Wild Dunes Resort

What’s it like to work in the wild? Who’s working behind the scenes and on the front lines to make sure your group experience exceeds all expectations? Rest assured, we’ve got a team at work to ensure your meeting or event goes like clockwork.

Get to know Wild Dunes Resort’s Group Meetings & Event team through our new "Meet in the Wild" series—featuring Q&A spotlights on leaders in our Sales and Conference Services departments.

To kick off the introductions, we sat down with our Director of Group Sales, Eric Pease. A Midwesterner turned Southern Gentleman, Eric shared a little about his background, current role at Wild Dunes and what he likes to do on and off the clock in Isle of Palms paradise.

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“Meet in the Wild”: Inspiration, Insight and Ideas for Group Meetings and Special Events in Charleston, SC

At the heart of any event, celebration, meeting or gathering is a story about a place, a group of people and one shared experience. Starting today, Wild Dunes Resort launches a new online social media campaign - “Meet in the Wild” - designed to share those memorable stories and engage more vividly, digitally and socially with past, present and future meeting planners and travelers. 

{Photo By Coleman Photography LLC}

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Celebrate Earth Day in Charleston, SC: Wild Dunes Resort and South Carolina Aquarium Host Sustainable Seafood Dinner at the Sea Island Grill

Join us in celebrating Earth Day on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 with a five-course prix fixe Sustainable Seafood Dinner and wine pairings at the Sea Island Grill, located inside the Boardwalk Inn hotel. Read on for details!

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Happy First Day of Spring in Charleston!

Shades of Spring at Charleston's Island Resort. Come visit and share this sunny season with us at the beach!
 

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For the Love of Food: The Lettered Olive Restaurant and Lounge at Wild Dunes Resort Opens Tonight!

Happy Friday! Tonight’s going to be a good night. This evening at Charleston’s Island Resort, we’re set to open the doors to our seasonal Resort restaurant, The Lettered Olive, located on the Village Plaza. View the Lettered Olive’s menu and read on for more details and photos of some of our top dinner choices!

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Golf FOREcast: Daylight Savings Time + Great Weather=Tee Time at Wild Dunes Resort!

Golfers, celebrate! Finally, the time has come to spring forward and push our clocks one hour ahead! Pair daylight savings with great weather on the horizon for the perfect chance to enjoy a round or more  at Wild Dunes Resort this weekend.

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Cast Your Vote: Wild Dunes Resort and Charleston, SC Nominated in Travel + Leisure Magazine's 2014 World's Best Award Survey

Have you ever been a traveler, hotel guest, adventurer, tourist, friend or fan? It’s time for you to voice your vote and spread the love! Vote now for your favorite travel experiences in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Award Survey at tlworldsbest.com

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Introducing New Interactive Meeting Planner Toolkit for Planning Group Meetings and Events in Charleston, SC

Planning a meeting, conference or event? Explore our all-new Interactive Meeting Planner Toolkit—an easy-to-use, comprehensive resource for planning your next meeting or event in Charleston, SC. From the latest group value offers and meeting packages to interactive floor plans, capacity charts, photo galleries and more, you’ll find everything you need in one convenient location. Open your toolkit today… 

 

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What’s New for Spring 2014! See Charleston, SC Beach Vacation Activities in our Seasonal Vacation Planner


The 2014 Spring Vacation Planner has arrived with a thrilling new collection of Resort activities, happenings and offerings for the New Year! Read on to see all that's new and awaits you on your next Wild Dunes beach vacation…

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Season's Greetings from your Friends at Wild Dunes Resort!

All of us here at Wild Dunes Resort wish you a happy holiday season and successful 2014!

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3 Reasons to Bring Your Association Event to Charleston’s Island Resort

Is it time for your next group association annual conference or seasonal meeting? Here are three reasons why you should bring your association members to a better place by the beach in Charleston, SC...

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Big Accolade News for Charleston, SC & Wild Dunes Resort in Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers Choice Awards…Again!

On this Travel Tuesday, there’s surely nowhere else we’d rather be than our charming city of Charleston, SC—just voted Top City in the U.S. for the third consecutive year in a row by Conde Nast Traveler (CNT) 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards!

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Team Building Activities for Group Meetings in Charleston, South Carolina

Opportunities for motivation and team building for off-site group meetings abound in the coastal environment at Wild Dunes Resort. Whatever the reason for meeting - be it a business meeting, family reunion, spiritual retreat, or special group gathering - we invite you to get your group moving and grooving together in one of our unique team building activities...

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Wild Dunes Resort Earns Trip Advisor 2013 Certificate of Excellence Award!

We're delighted to share that Wild Dunes Resort received Trip Advisor's "2013 Certificate of Excellence Award!"

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Wild Dunes Resort in Charleston, SC Named "Top Exclusive Resort for Groups" for Destination Meetings by ConventionSouth Magazine!

ConventionSouth editors have named Wild Dunes Resort a “Top Exclusive Resort for Groups!”

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Bring Your Team Together in the New Year with Teambuilding in Charleston, SC

How will you bring your team together in the New Year? At Wild Dunes Resort in Charleston, SC, we offer teambuilding options that are truly unique to our surrounding low country environment and culture!

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A Recap from the FICP Educational Forum in Charleston, South Carolina

I was fortunate enough to be able to attend this year’s FICP Educational Forum since Wild Dunes Resort was a sponsor of the opening welcome reception. What a great event! It was my first ever event with FICP, and I must say it will definitely not be my last...

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Wild Dunes Resort in Charleston, SC Welcomes FICP’s Educational Forum

FICP (Financial & Insurance Conference Planners) attendees will soon experience a meeting in the Top City in the U.S. (Conde Nast Traveler)! This June, FICP will hold their annual Educational Forum in Charleston, S.C., and Wild Dunes Resort is excited to sponsor the event and host their Welcome Reception at our oceanfront event venue, The Grand Pavilion - a picturesque covered gazebo with panoramic ocean views and gentle ocean breezes, lined by pastel-hued homes and lush palms  – reminiscent of downtown’s historic charm. 

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Sweeping Views, Beautiful Hues...Charleston, SC

An acclaimed city by media, visitors and residents alike, Charleston, SC is known for its beloved lowcountry vistas.  But, why tell you about it when you can see for yourself

Want to experience it in person? Please be our guest.

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Boardwalk Inn

An intimate island hotel with a relaxed, private feel. Downstairs, enjoy The Sea Island Grill and Lounge and sparkling pool. Choose from guestrooms, suites, junior and presidential suite. Views vary.

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A collection of guestrooms, studios, one to three bedroom suites and penthouses, The Village is at the center of all Resort activity and a short walk from the beach. Views vary.

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Condo rentals at Wild Dunes Resort allow you to get exactly what you want from your vacation. Our condominiums are conveniently located throughout the Resort with easy access to the beach and all Resort amenities. Images are representative and size, quality, furnishings, and views for each vacation rental varies.

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With three to seven bedrooms, all vacation homes offer convenient access to Resort amenities including restaurants, salon with spa services, shops, pools, award-winning activities and, of course, the beach. Images are representative and size, quality, furnishings, and views for each vacation rental varies.

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