(Just inside Sandestin Main Entrance on the northeast corner of Highway 98 and Sandestin Blvd.)
What: The new $7.5 million, 40,000 square foot Sandestin Welcome Center opens to the public for the first time on December 15, 2014. The first guest to check-in at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort will arrive at 10:00 a.m. and will mark a new era for the Sandestin guest registration process. This VIP guest will arrive to much fanfare including a balloon drop and red carpet treatment as hundreds of Sandestin employees greet the first guest to the newest hospitality-related facility on the Emerald Coast.
While the facility will serve as the main check-in point for guest registration, it will also be the base for multiple resort departments under one roof including: accounting, front office, human resources, rental owner relations, reservations, retail, sales and marketing, and Sandestin Real Estate (SRE). The three-story Sandestin Welcome Center was designed by Piazza Design Architects and features a spacious, two-story lobby area with majestic views of Choctawhatchee Bay and a signature water fountain. Those entering the facility will also notice the iconic Sandestin sand dollar imprinted on the lobby floor, a symbol of our welcoming all to the picturesque Emerald Coast.
Who: Interviews will be available with:
From Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort:
o Mark Hodgdon, Senior Vice-President and General Manager
o Robert Kallmeyer, Director of Operations
o Phil Werz, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
First Guest VIP
Media parking will be available at the Sandestin Welcome Center. Media planning to attend should arrive by 9:45 a.m. to be in position for First Guest VIP arrival