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FOOD BEHIND THE SCENES

WILD DUNES RESORT INTRODUCES THE CHOOSE YOUR CHARLESTON CULINARY EXPERIENCE PACKAGE

CHARLESTON, S.C., October 1, 2013 - Garnering praise from locals and hungry tourists alike, Charleston’s food scene continues to heat up. Wild Dunes Resort, located on a lush barrier island minutes from downtown Charleston, is providing guests with the opportunity to embrace their inner “foodie” with a package pairing beach vacation rental accommodations with one of four distinct culinary tours. Participants will meet the trailblazers behind Charleston’s buzzworthy restaurants and watering holes including top chefs, master mixologists, and local farmers.

Available now through December 31, 2013, the two-night Charleston, SC Culinary Experience Package starts at $209 per night, based on double occupancy and includes:
• Nightly accommodations for two nights in a one-bedroom Resort Condo.
• Guests choose one of the following four culinary tours:

o Historic Downtown Culinary Tour: This 2½-hour tour focuses on the heart of downtown Charleston through exploring the area around the Old City Market. Each tour gives guests the opportunity to meet the managers, owners, and chefs of four restaurants, as well as sample specialty dishes from each. This tour is offered Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 2 p.m.

o Upper King Street Culinary Tour: This 2½-hour tour showcases many of Charleston’s up-and-coming chefs through exploration of King Street, north of Calhoun. Each tour visits four restaurants highlighting the trendy, upscale, and innovative food scene surrounding this area, a true display of the best Charleston has to offer. This tour is offered Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 2 p.m.

o Mixology Tour: This 1½-hour tour stops at three of Charleston’s buzz worthy bars to meet the master mixologists behind Charleston’s most delicious drinks. In addition to learning about Charleston’s cocktail culture, guests will be provided a specialty craft beverage at each of the three stops. This tour is offered on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.

o Chef’s Showcase at the Farmers Market (Saturdays only): This 2-hour tour showcases Charleston’s critically acclaimed Farmers Market. In addition to meeting local farmers, the group helps pick out a selection of fruits, vegetables, and other ingredients. Those same ingredients are then sent to a partner restaurant as a walking tour of the surrounding area continues. The grand finale ends with a true farm-to-table meal at the partner restaurant, highlighting the previously chosen ingredients in a variety of perfectly prepared dishes. This tour is offered on Saturdays while the Charleston Farmers Market is open, from mid-April through mid-December at 9:30 a.m.

While on property, guests can enjoy tremendous resort offerings including 36 holes of golf, 17 tennis courts, nature excursions and eco-tours, salon and spa services, dining, recreational activities and miles of serene trails to bike, run or walk. 

To make a reservation and learn more about Wild Dunes Resort, call 888.778.1876 or visit www.wilddunes.com. To book the Charleston, SC Culinary Experience Package use promo code EATCHS. Package must be booked one week in advance to arrange culinary tour. 

About Wild Dunes Resort 
Nestled on the northern tip of Isle of Palms, a lush barrier island off the coast of South Carolina, Wild Dunes Resort is located less than 30 minutes from the charm and grace of historic Charleston. The Resort occupies 1,600 acres of oceanfront paradise with a variety of accommodations ranging from the AAA Four-Diamond Rated Boardwalk Inn and The Village at Wild Dunes to private condos and luxury home vacation rentals. Offering a year-round menu of championship golf, nationally-ranked tennis, award-winning recreation, spa services and restaurant options, Wild Dunes Resort has been distinguished by many publications and associations as a top destination for families, golfers, tennis lovers, and meeting and event planners. It is one of more than 30 independent, upscale and luxury hotels, resorts and golf clubs in the United States managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, the fourth largest independent hospitality management company in the country. Visit Wild Dunes Resort online on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.

About Destination Hotels & Resorts
Destination Hotels & Resorts is a privately held hospitality management company headquartered in Colorado. With nearly 40 independent, luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and golf clubs, Destination is the fourth largest hospitality management company in the country. The company’s portfolio features more than 9,100 guest rooms, 18 golf courses and 16 full-service spas. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in key metropolitan and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Chicago, Seattle, Denver, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Phoenix, Portland, Palm Springs, Palos Verdes, Maui and Lake Tahoe. The company is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises.

For a complete list of properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit www.destinationhotels.com.

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Media Contacts:
Gillian Love / Gina Stouffer
Lou Hammond & Associates
843.408.4398 / 843.408.4360
gillianl@lhammond.com / ginag@lhammond.com

 

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