Golf News for Thursday, February 13, 2014 | Resorts

South Carolina's Inn at Harbour Town honored by U.S. News & World Report

HILTON HEAD, S.C. -- The Inn at Harbour Town -- The Sea Pines Resort's acclaimed boutique hotel - is ranked No. 2 on Hilton Head Island and No. 5 in South Carolina by U.S. News & World Report in its 2014 "Best Hotels in the USA."

U.S. News & World Report identifies the best hotels in the U.S., the Caribbean, Mexico and Canada based on an unbiased methodology combining industry accolades along with input from travel experts and guests from online reviews and ratings. In total, 1,693 U.S. hotels, 271 Caribbean hotels, 342 Mexican hotels and 223 Canadian hotels were evaluated for the 2014 rankings.

The luxurious 60-room Inn has received "Four Diamond" and "Four Star" ratings from AAA and Forbes, respectively, and TripAdvisor's "Certificate of Excellence." The Sea Pines Resort has been named one of Condé Nast Traveler's "Top 150 Resorts" in the World," and made Celebrated Living's coveted "Platinum List."

The Lowcountry retreat recently added a luxurious pool exclusively for guests of The Inn. It features a relaxing spa under a shade trellis; rim flow edge; travertine stone deck; poolside food and beverage service; and terrace with chaise lounge chairs overlooking Harbour Town - Pete Dye's masterpiece and host of the PGA TOUR's RBC Heritage.

"The U.S. News & World Report rankings are both strenuous and objective, and we're honored to be recognized," says John Munro, Vice President of Hospitality, Sales and Marketing. "The Inn at Harbour Town staff work hard to maintain its sterling reputation as one of the premier small hotels in the Southeast."

The resort additionally offers two outstanding courses and a full array of activities including tennis with 21 clay courts, five miles of sweeping Atlantic seascapes, hiking / biking in the enchanting 605-acre Forest Preserve as well as simply strolling along the nearby Harbour Town Yacht Basin and superb shopping.

The Inn at Harbour Town golf packages start at $219 (per person, per night), the "Sweet on You" romance package starts at $269 per night and "Extended Stay 3 Nights" offers a 10% discount for a three-night stay. The Sea Pines Resort also offers the "Escape Vacation Package" with up to 15% off nightly rates for selected villas and homes.

For more information: www.seapines.com, 866.561.8802.

About The Sea Pines Resort
One of the true crown jewels of American golf, The Sea Pines Resort is home to legendary Harbour Town Golf Links (home of the PGA TOUR's The Heritage) designed by Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus, Heron Point by Pete Dye, and the Ocean Course. The resort's best-in-class collection of golf courses, amenities, meeting facilities and accommodations makes Sea Pines one of the most sought-after leisure and group destinations in America.

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