Wild Dunes Resort Announces Expansion – Adding Luxury Boutique Hotel and Resort Amenities

ISLE OF PALMS, S.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Construction is underway to expand Wild Dunes Resort, the acclaimed
1,600-acre oceanfront resort on South Carolina’s Isle of Palms, with the
development of a 153-room boutique hotel, new meeting and event space
and an array of amenities. The architectural design of the resort
additions will complement the existing AAA Four Diamond rated 93-room
Boardwalk Inn and The Village at Wild Dunes guestrooms and suites to
offer exceptional accommodations and a memorable resort experience,
conveniently located just 30 minutes from historic downtown Charleston.

“The new hotel and amenities at Wild Dunes builds on the attributes of
this world-class property and allows us to offer a captivating new
first-class hotel and meeting experience which will take advantage of
the Charleston area’s continued growth,” said Frank Fredericks, managing
director of Wild Dunes Resort.

The new hotel at Wild Dunes, designed in a graceful arc overlooking a
new pool and new freestanding restaurant, will provide a relaxed yet
elegant environment, welcoming guests with a sweeping porte cochere. The
new hotel is located adjacent to The Village at Wild Dunes and retail
plaza that was added to the resort in 2008. The expansion will bring a
host of new facilities to the resort including an 8,000-square-foot
ballroom and a 3,000-square-foot ocean view rooftop event space with an
outdoor deck offering panoramic ocean views. The new meeting and event
space will allow the resort to welcome larger groups of up to 650
attendees. The bright and spacious lobby will offer a bar and lounge for
beverages and light fare. Wild Dunes’ existing pool deck will be
extended to include a new pool and an upscale casual poolside café. An
expansive new spa with 14 treatment rooms and premier fitness center
will also be added.

As part of the expansion, Resort access will be reconfigured to create
an exclusive, secure entrance for residents and a separate arrival
entrance and welcome center for resort guests. The new hotel and
amenities are anticipated to open in early 2021.

Wild Dunes Resort offers 2.5 miles of coastline, two Tom Fazio designed
Championship golf courses, world-ranked tennis courts, the Boardwalk Inn
hotel, vacation rental condominiums and luxury vacation homes. It
currently features nine restaurants and cafes, 50,000-square-feet of
indoor and outdoor meeting and function space, including the signature
Grand Pavilion, fitness center and spa, and retail shops at The Village
Plaza.

Wild Dunes Resort is jointly owned by Lowe and Third Palm Capital. Lowe
acquired Wild Dunes Resort in 1990 following Hurricane Hugo, restored
the Resort and has continued to expand and improve Wild Dunes over the
past 28 years. Most recently, Lowe completed a three-year, $10 million
renovation of the Boardwalk Inn, Links golf course and clubhouse, Grand
Pavilion and Sweetgrass Pavilion event space. In 2018, Third Palm
Capital joined Lowe as partner in the Resort to allow for continued
improvements and expansion of the property.

About Wild Dunes Resort, A Destination Hotel

Nestled on the northern tip of Isle of Palms, a lush barrier island off
the coast of South Carolina, Wild
Dunes Resort
, A Destination
Hotel
, is located 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. Visit Wild Dunes
Resort online on FacebookTwitter and YouTube.

Contacts

Media contact:
Karen Diehl, Diehl Communications
310-741-9097
karen@diehlcommunications.com