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The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Resort

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The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Resort
One Sanctuary Beach Drive
Kiawah Island, SC 29455

  • What We Love: 5 world-class golf courses and an elegant beach front hotel-there is a lot to love about Kiawah Island!
  • Distance from Airport:
    CHS | 45 minutes
    JZI | 20 minutes
  • Guest Rooms: 255
  • Suites: 13
  • Multi-Bedrooms: 400
  • Meeting Space: 90,000 sq ft
  • Largest Ballroom: 6,000 sq ft
  • Amenities: Beach, Charming, Golf, Island, Sophisticated, Spa, Sporting & Outdoor Recreation
  • Awards: 
    The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort
    • Five Star Award – Forbes Travel Guide (2021)
    • Five Diamond Award – American Automobile Association (2021)
    • Best Resort Hotel in South Carolina (1st) – Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards (2021)
    • Top 500 Hotels in the World – Travel + Leisure (2021)
    • Best Resorts in the South – Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards (2021)
    • Best 25 Hotels in the U.S. – U.S. News & World Report (2021)
    • World’s Top 100 Suites (Presidential Suite) – Elite Traveler (2021)

    The Spa at The Sanctuary
    • Five Star Award – Forbes Travel Guide (2021)

    – Rankings:
    • Best Courses You Can Play (The Ocean Course) – Golfweek (2021)
    – Golf
    • Top 100 Courses in the World (The Ocean Course) (2020/21)
    • Top 100 Courses in the US (The Ocean Course) (2020/21)
    – GolfAdvisor
    • Golfers’ Choice – South Carolina (2021)
    • The Ocean Course (1st)
    • Turtle Point (8th)
    • Cougar Point (19th)
    – Golf Digest
    • America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses (The Ocean Course) (2021/2022)
    • Best Golf Academies – Southeast (2021)
    • Best Golf Resort – Carolinas (2021)
    • Best Courses in Every State (The Ocean Course) – South Carolina (2021/22)
    • Best Course in South Carolina (The Ocean Course) – South Carolina Golf Raters (2021)
    • Best Golf Destination – Global Traveler (2021)

    • No. 1 Tennis Resort in the World – (2019) – No. 1 12 of the last 14 years)

    Meetings & Events
    • Platinum Choice Award – Smart Meetings (2021)
    • Top New or Renovated Award – ConventionSouth Editors’ Awards (2021)
    • Reader’s Choice Award – ConventionSouth (2021)
    • Best U.S. Golf & Spa – Prevue Meetings & Incentives Visionary Award (2020)
    • Best Golf Resort Southeast – Northstar Meetings Group Stella Awards (2021)
    • Top Service, Meeting Space, Rooms and Amenities – Meetings Today Best of Meetings Today (2020)

    • Forbes Four Star (Ocean Room) (2021)

    Kiawah Island, South Carolina
    • Top 10 Islands in the Continental US (2nd) – Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards (2021)
    • Top Islands in the Continental US – Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards (2021)
    • Top 10 beaches in America (9th) – Dr. Stephen Leatherman (aka Dr. Beach) (2021)
Mary Rieger, Director of Southeast Sales - The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Mary Rieger
Director of Southeast Sales

Mobile: 843-290-9590
Work: 843-768-6077
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Sales Regions: Southeast, West

If Money Were No Object:
I would travel the world with my family! We all have current passports!

The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort is a luxury oceanfront hotel and spa located on a 10,000-acre barrier island 25 miles south of Charleston, South Carolina. Guests arrive at the hotel, inspired by a gracious Edwardian-era seaside mansion, by winding through a canopy of stately Spanish moss-draped live oaks, setting the stage for the aura of relaxed elegance that permeates the property. The hotel offers 255 spacious guest rooms and suites, ninety-three percent of which enjoy ocean views with private balconies overlooking manicured lawns with the beach and ocean as a dramatic backdrop.

The Sanctuary offers the flexibility of both indoor and outdoor pre-event and event space for programs ranging from 22 to 750 attendees. The core meeting space, Grand Oaks Ballroom, is an elegant setting for both meetings and banquets, and its 6,000 square feet may be subdivided by air-walls into four separate rooms. It includes a foyer as well as brick-paved veranda and private garden. The 3,116-square-foot Terrace Ballroom, though smaller, is equally elegant and opens through French doors onto a courtyard and the Terrace Lawn that provides breathtaking oceanfront private event space. The 1,180-square-foot Heron Ballroom is perfect for more intimate meetings, and is complemented by five additional executive conference rooms, including the ultra-secluded Calhoun Boardroom that features hand-rubbed cypress paneling, a separate anteroom and private bathroom facilities and a private entrance to facilitate discreet catering.