This “one-of-a-kind” Sonesta Hilton Head Resort is a modern coastal interpretation of the South Carolina Lowcountry and Hilton Head Island, combining the casualness of the local architecture and textures of the landscape with streamlined architectural details. The five-story concrete building was a full renovation of the Public Space Areas and Model Room, 340 Guestrooms, Guest Baths, Guest Corridors, four Hospitality Suites, five Suites, Public Restrooms, renovation of the Ballroom, 20,000 square feet of Meeting Rooms and the Prefunction areas. The overall spacial envelope is neutral and includes fresh color tones of white, sand, sea grass, warm grays of Spanish moss, shell tones and inspiring pops of coral. Words that help describe the feel of the spaces are: casual elegant charm, natural, weathered coastal landscaping of low shrubs, marsh grasses, palm trees, shells, elements such as birds, and sea grass. The inspiration was to take common things from the surroundings and give them a contemporary edge and to use them in unexpected ways. For instance, the lamps are made of driftwood and much of the porcelain tile is inspired by the wood planks of the board walk. Sonesta Hilton Head guests will enjoy friendly southern hospitality, breathe in fresh sea air, see lots of beautiful sunsets and relax. This is a place to have a reunion, a wedding, a conference, a family vacation; a place to eat fresh seafood and local vegetables. This is not just a hotel anymore, it is a true resort that people will want to return to again and again, where the relaxed elegance that the guests desire pairs so beautifully with the inspiration from the location.