Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa Is Honored With Golf Industry Distinctions

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June 14, 2011

DESTIN, Fla. - For the 13th consecutive year, Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa has been presented the Greens of Distinction Award from Corporate & Incentive Travel magazine. Distinguished for its meeting facilities, overall hospitality, and golf offerings, Hilton Sandestin Beach was also judged on its staff's coordination of tournament arrangements that successfully hosted on-property meeting and incentive travel programs.

"We're honored to receive this industry recognition for the 13th year in a row," said Gary Brielmayer, general manager. "This repeated honor is a testament to the dedication of our staff to provide excellence in service and amenities to all of our guests, including corporate visitors whose loyalty has made Hilton Sandestin Beach a premier meeting destination for 27 years."

The resort hotel, which recently completed $6.5 million in hotel-wide renovations, will be featured in the 17th Annual Greens of Distinction Awards section of the magazine's August issue.

Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa's accolades, however, don't end there. Meetings & Conventions magazine has also recognized it with one of 78 Gold Tee Awards in 2011, given to outstanding golf/meeting properties worldwide. Winners of the Gold Tee Award were nominated and selected by the readers of M&C based on their overall excellence and will be featured in the magazine's July issue.

Finally, Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa was also honored for its golf offerings by Condé Nast Traveler, the world's premier travel magazine, which included the resort hotel in its fifteenth annual readers' golf poll of the world's Top 125 Golf Resorts. Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa was distinguished as one of the Top 20 Florida Golf Resorts, making the list at number 13 in the magazine's April issue.

"In an increasingly competitive meetings market, Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa has remained a top destination, and we attribute that in large part to our world-class offerings, which include access to championship golf," Brielmayer said. "Additionally, our sales and events staff's diligence and creativity in coordinating team-building and recreational activities for our clients continues to set the pace and is something of which we're very proud."

For more information on Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, call 850.267.9500 or visit www.HiltonSandestinBeach.com. Stay up-to-date on the hotel's latest news and promotions, including real-time updates and weekly beachside broadcasts via its Blog, Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube.

Valeria Lento
Communications Manager

About Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, managed by Sandcastle Resorts & Hotels, is located directly on the sugar-white sands and emerald-green waters of Northwest Florida's Gulf Coast - one of Frommer's "Top 12 Destinations for 2010." Aside from its stunning location, Northwest Florida's largest full-service beachfront resort hotel boasts 598 spacious guest accommodations, more than 32,000 square feet of award-winning meeting space, excellence in service, a world-class spa and fitness center, five on-site dining venues - including a AAA Four-Diamond restaurant - countless beachside and poolside offerings, abundant resort recreation options, access to championship golf courses, and close proximity to the area's premier attractions. For more information on Destin's premier hotel, visit www.HiltonSandestinBeach.com, or stay up-to-date with its latest news and promotions on its Blog, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.

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