Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Opens after $30 Million Renovation


Sims Patrick Studio, Inc is excited to have had the privilege of partnering on the interior design renovations to the Sonesta Resort in Hilton Head with designONE studio architectural firm. All 340 rooms and common spaces were designed as a modern interpretation of the look and feel of the South Carolina Lowcountry and Hilton Head Island.  Inspiration for the design came from the natural tones and textures of the local landscape architecture and beach with accents of coral and shell colors. Libby Patrick, Principal and CEO of Sims Patrick Studio, explained, “Working with the Sonesta brand has been a great experience to create a “one-of-a-kind” hotel rich in local flavor with an updated modern twist. Jenny RutledgeMelissa Wylie and our design team was really able to work their creative magic to pull the Lowcountry and beach into the design of this all-new resort.”

The new rooms and suites are ideal for families and business travelers with furnishings to accommodate each. Oversized desks, comfortable pullout sofas and moveable ottomans provide additional seating and flexibility. The bathrooms have a completely new, upgraded streamlined and fresh feel with excellent lighting, and the guest balconies provide comfortable seating to enjoy the enhanced views of the resort and ocean.

The new meeting rooms, pre-function and ballroom space features 23,000 square feet of event space which can accommodate up to 1,000 guests for business functions, wedding and events. There are also a variety of dining options available to the guests. The new full-service Arum Spa, indoor and outdoor pool, pool bar, outdoor rooms/cabanas, beach access, outdoor beach party pavilion/event space are beautiful enhancements. Additional amenities also include a new 24-hour fitness center, in-room dining, concierge, 24-hour business center, on-site bicycle rentals and complimentary shuttle service.