The New West Beach Conference
Center—Exceeding Planner &
Ever since plans for the West Beach Conference Center were unveiled in 2018, the industry has been abuzz with excitement. As ground was broken and the 23,000-square-foot facility started taking shape, meeting planners began clamoring to become one of the first groups to reserve dates in this state-of-the-art venue.
“After touring the new West Beach Conference Center at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, scheduled to open early in 2020, I am convinced that the center is going to add tremendous value and benefit to future groups meeting on the island. I’m excited about planning and hosting future continuing medical education programs in this stunning new facility.”
—Walter Ejnes, CHCP, President, Continuing Education Company, Inc.
Here are just a few additional ways the West Beach Conference Center is already exceeding planner and attendee expectations:
Flexible Spaces, Fully Customizable
From an annual association conference for up to 1,000 members in the 10,000-square-foot Carolina Ballroom to an executive board meeting in the 320-square-foot Magnolia Breakout Room—and each type of event or gathering in between—you can find the ideal space for every group and any purpose within the West Beach Conference Center.
Ceilings as Lofty as Your Vision
At its lowest point, the Carolina Ballroom soars 17 feet to its ceiling. This height can accommodate impressive vertical displays and modern AV setups stretching across the vast expanse of the 10,000-square-foot space. Of course, groups also have the option to utilize a partial space—six air-walls can divide the ballroom in up to 15 distinct configurations that range from 1,219 to 7,561 square feet.
Natural Light for an Attendee Boost
The benefits of natural light—including increased productivity, improved mood and enhanced well-being—are well documented. Today’s attendees don’t want to be trapped in a windowless meeting room under harsh fluorescent lighting. For this reason, the renowned Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA) designed breakout rooms in the West Beach Conference Center with oversized windows to not only let in sunlight, but also open up to inspiring views of the unspoiled surroundings for which Kiawah Island is celebrated.
Weatherproof Materials Delivery
You put far too much thought, time and effort into the creation of innovative meeting materials only to have them ruined by inclement weather upon arrival at your event venue. The West Beach Conference Center boasts under-roof, drive-in loading bays so all equipment and material deliveries remain safe from the elements, reaching your meeting space in pristine condition.
The Ideal Location Within the Ideal Destination
You already know Kiawah Island as a coveted meetings and incentives destination that encourages wide-scale attendance. The West Beach Conference Center is now nestled right into the heart of Kiawah Island Golf Resort, just inside the West Beach Village entrance gate. Exiting the conference center doors, your attendees will be mere steps from the newly-opened Cougar Point Clubhouse, home to The Players’ Pub, which serves classic American fare in a relaxed atmosphere.
The location of the conference center also places it directly adjacent to a new Villa Check-In Facility and in close proximity to the property’s West Beach Villas, which are well-suited to large groups and offer guests expansive spaces to relax and feel at home in a coastal paradise.
Rounding out the resort accommodations are The Sanctuary—a Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five-Diamond oceanfront hotel—as well as a comprehensive portfolio of East Beach Villas and Private and Premier Homes. Regardless of which accommodations you select for your attendees, accessibility to the West Beach Conference Center—and all resort amenities—is effortless through complimentary island-wide transportation.
Discover first-hand how the West Beach Conference Center can exceed your own expectations. Contact the dedicated sales manager for your region to schedule a site visit, learn more about the facility or to reserve dates in any of the versatile group venues offered by Kiawah Island Golf Resort.