As an extremely popular destination for conferences and meetings, the standard for the best of all Hilton Head meeting venues is exceptionally high. For more than 20 years, professional meeting planners themselves have selected Hilton Head Island for Successful Meetings magazine’s Pinnacle Award. Voting their experience, planners consistently have recognized Hilton Head Island meeting venues for the intelligence and professionalism of staff personnel here, for our insight and support during site visits, our assistance with planning and transportation, and our ever-present influence and connection with activities, attractions, and services.
Other professional magazines have accorded Hilton Head meeting venues other awards. What they have in common is that their readers – professional planners – are the ones who said we’re best. These include many years as recipient of Meetings & Conventions magazine’s Gold Service Award as well as the Smart Meetings magazine Platinum Choice Awards. Hilton Head Island is humbled by these recognitions and inspired to keep living up to them.
The Sweet Spot is Connection
With one of our resort hotels boasting 46,000 square feet of meeting space – including the largest conference center room between Washington, D.C., and Atlanta, and with a handful of others not far behind – capacity is not a problem when the mission is to host many hundreds.
Yet, the sweet spot of Hilton Head Island, as professional meeting planners tell us, is the conference of fewer than 100 to 200 persons – and a meeting venue sized perfectly for that audience.
And within that realm, the finest hidden jewel without a doubt is nestled alongside the Harbour Town Yacht Basin, in the center of the original Hilton Head Island vision, a vision ahead of its time that became a resort remembered around the world.
What makes the Harbour Town Yacht Club the insiders’ choice as the finest of all Hilton Head meeting venues? The answer is direct and simple: connection.
Whether large or small, professional or social, events are about connections. Making them, nurturing them, expanding them, or moving them in a new direction, your connections are the key to prosperity and progress, whether business or personal.
This is what we would like to share, from our experience here at the Harbour Town Yacht Club, about how to make your strongest choices among Hilton Head meeting venues, and how to build an event that fulfills all the possibilities that your event can mean for you.
An Investment in Excellence
Choosing to meet in-person is an investment that individuals and companies make even more carefully than ever, as virtual alternatives for day-to-day communicating and conferring become ever more widespread and accustomed. The first realization is that today, more than ever, there is nothing ordinary about choosing to hold a meeting or event in-person.
When you select a meeting venue on Hilton Head Island for such an occasion, you are making an investment in what that event can produce. When making such an investment, it is confirming to know that your hosts have done the same.
Continually investing in our priceless assets is one reason Hilton Head Island was named Best Island in North America by Travel & Leisure magazine. More than half a billion dollars in recent updates have kept us in the forefront of a class that, in many ways, we began.
Meetings held on Hilton Head Island change things for the better, and meeting venues as iconic as the Harbour Town Yacht Club certainly help, too. This is what we know for sure.
The Alacrity of Service
Though rarely heard anymore, alacrity is one of our favorite words, because of the concept behind it. Alacrity means cheerful willingness, and it is valued today more than ever, in part because of its increasing scarcity. A sense that service is honorable still exists among the meeting venues of Hilton Head Island, and it is certainly one of the things that makes us stand out.
It was our alacrity, our true sense of hospitality that they wrote about when Travel & Leisure conferred the Best Island title on Hilton Head Island, and that sense of hospitality has kept us ranking high on their list ever since.
A whole community collaborates to make your gathering a success when you choose the meeting venues of Hilton Head Island. One difference to which planners point about meeting here is the sense they get that they are supported by everyone they meet.
Perhaps nowhere else is this sense better demonstrated than at the Harbour Town Yacht Club. Here, a staff of experts who care, who listen, who know, and who can do what’s needed, comes to your service when you choose the Harbour Town Yacht Club as the locale for your event.
We are accustomed to serving people who have been everywhere – and who could go anywhere. It’s not just the things we learned, but it is also the ways, that help assure your Hilton Head Island event is everything you hope for, and that your meeting venue is even more than you might imagine.
The Ease of Access
Although we offer another world of enjoyment, Hilton Head Island is never isolated. We are just minutes from Savannah International Airport (SAV) with non-stop service from 16 cities. In addition, our own Hilton Head Island Airport (HHH), with 200 connecting cities worldwide, makes us easy to reach by air. And we’re not far at all – but just far enough – from the East Coast’s main north-south driving corridor, Interstate 95, between Savannah and Charleston.
Many imagine Hilton Head Island is south of New York and Washington. Well, that’s true, but because the East Coast slants southwest, we are even more directly south of Pittsburgh, making us eminently accessible to anyone in the eastern half of the 48 continental states and Canada.
The Shortest Distance between Business and Breakthrough
Nowhere else is the conference room so close to paradise.
An in-depth study conducted by the staff of Successful Meetings magazine revealed that the No. 1 reason Hilton Head Island was preferred for meeting venues by professional planners is that the transitions between meeting and recreation are seamless. Think of the efficiency and productivity this means for a business conference.
And the result is focus, not distraction, because your passage back and forth is effortless. The payoff is productivity. And when the event or occasion you plan is personal or social, this same proximity to paradise makes the mood, the energy, and the experience unforgettable.
A Unique Hilton Head Meeting Venues Opportunity
By special arrangement, the members and board of the Harbour Town Yacht Club are making the Club’s incomparable location and facilities available in certain instances as a venue for meetings and events.
We invite you to consider our unique setting, and our unsurpassed ability to make a meeting, a reception, an announcement, a conference, or a reunion into a time of transformation.
General Manager Brian Little welcomes the chance to host those interested, with refreshments and a tour. It would be a wise choice to call to him at 843-671-1400 and arrange that, to find out how selecting Hilton Head Island’s Harbour Town Yacht Club for your meeting venue might fit your vision perfectly.