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Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort recognized with Condé Nast Traveler's 2020 Readers' Choice Award

Venerable Hilton Head Island getaway ranked by travelers as the No. 10 'Best Resort in the South' among the world’s best hotels, resorts, countries, cities, islands, spas, trains, airlines, airports and cruises

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (Oct. 6, 2020) – Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort has been recognized as the No. 10 “Best Resort in the South,” according to Condé Nast Traveler’s results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort — which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018 — is located in the heart of Hilton Head Island, S.C., along three miles of Atlantic Ocean beach on one side and an Intracoastal Waterway marina on the other. The resort boasts a trio of championship golf courses designed by Robert Trent Jones, Arthur Hills and George Fazio, an award-winning Tennis and Pickleball Center, and countless other family friendly amenities.

More than 715,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers submitted responses rating their travel experiences across the globe. “The results of this year’s survey, conducted at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, are a testament to the lasting power of a meaningful travel experience,” said Jesse Ashlock, U.S. Editor of Condé Nast Traveler. “The winners represent the best of the best for our audience and offer plenty of trip-planning inspiration for all the adventures we can’t wait to have next.”

Palmetto Dunes ranks ahead of popular southern enclaves such as Montage Palmetto Bluff (No. 13), The Omni Homestead Resort (No. 16), The Cloister (No. 17), and The Greenbrier (No. 20) in Condé Nast Traveler’s2020 rankings. The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry.

“During a particularly challenging year for the travel industry, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort is honored by this recognition from such an esteemed media outlet, as well as the sophisticated travelers around the world who rate the resorts,” said Brad Marra, Palmetto Dunes Chief Operating Officer. “We believe in serving our guests to the highest standards, while obeying strict safety protocols. We appreciate recognition of our efforts from our customers and from the media.”

The 2020 Readers' Choice Awards are published on Condé Nast Traveler's website at www.cntraveler.com/rca and celebrated in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler US and UK print editions.

About Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort
Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort is a 2,000-acre resort destination located in the middle of Hilton Head Island, S.C., bounded by 3 miles of Atlantic Ocean beach on one side and a sheltered Intracoastal Waterway marina on the other. Named in the top 25 World’s Best Family Getaways by Travel + Leisure, the resort features vacation home and villa rentals, three world-class golf courses, an award-winning tennis and pickleball center, an 11-mile inland salt-water lagoon system for kayaking and fishing, and Hilton Head Outfitters for bike rentals, canoes, kayaks, fishing, beach rentals and retail shopping. The Mediterranean-style Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, Hilton Head Island’s largest deep-water marina, located right across from Palmetto Dunes, features waterfront shopping and dining and a wide variety of charters, including nature cruises, dolphin tours, fireworks tours and fishing. For information about activities or reservations, please call 877-567-6513 or visit www.palmettodunes.com.

AboutCondé Nast Traveler
Condé Nast Traveler is the world’s most distinguished travel title providing inspiration and advice for discerning travelers. Authoritative and influential, Condé Nast Traveler is a multi-platform, transatlantic brand. Publishing US and UK print editions under Editor-in-Chief Melinda Stevens, Condé Nast Traveler offers award-winning expertise in luxury travel from around the world. For more, visit www.cntraveler.com. For press inquiries, please contact: awards@condenasttraveler.com.

Media contacts
Martin Armes, (919) 608-7260, martinarmes@nc.rr.com
Brad King, (336) 306-9219, king@bradkingcommunications.com