Shortlisted: Sims Patrick Studio for the Beach Hotel Award

Sims Patrick Studio, Inc. have been successfully shortlisted in the International Hotel & Property Awards 2014 with Sonesta Hilton Head Resort competing for the Beach Hotel Award.


This “one-of-a-kind” resort combines beach casualness with modern details using neutrals with accents of spanish moss, shell tones and corals.


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 Pre-function areas.



The neutral overall spacial envelope includes fresh colour 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, give them a contemporary edge, and 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. Guests 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 a beach hotel that people will want to return to, where the relaxed elegance that the guests desire pairs beautifully with inspiration from the location.