The Sanctuary Earns Forbes Five Star Hotel Rating

Sanctuary Hotel aerialFor the ninth year in a row, the Forbes Travel Guide has awarded The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort with their highest awards — Five Stars. No other hotel in South Carolina earned a Forbes Five Star award in 2017. AAA awarded The Sanctuary Five Diamonds for the 11th year in a row.

Additionally, the Forbes Travel Guide recognized The Spa at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort with Five Stars for the ninth year in a row. The Ocean Room at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, the resort’s high-end steakhouse, earned both Forbes Four Star and AAA Four Diamond awards. It is one of only six steakhouses nationally to earn both Forbes Four Stars and AAA Four Diamonds. There are no Five Star or Five Diamond steakhouses.

“It is an honor to receive these distinguished and coveted awards,” said Bill Lacey, General Manager of The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. “To win them year after year is a tremendous credit to our staff who has continued to maintain the highest standards of service making The Sanctuary one of the finest destinations in the world.”

The Sanctuary, which opened in August, 2004, features 255 rooms and suites, also joins its sister property, The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, VA, in achieving the coveted Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond awards. The Sanctuary’s other sister property, The Inn at Harbour Town on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina, earned Forbes Travel Guide Four Star award.

The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort is an oceanfront hotel and spa and is part of Kiawah Island Golf Resort, which features five championship golf courses, two tennis centers, 18 dining establishments and a variety of recreation and nature programs. It is a member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts Worldwide.

Forbes Travel Guide’s 2017 Five and Four Star awards feature properties in destinations throughout North America, as well as our newest international ratings. The North American winners include 81 Five Star hotels, 39 Five-Star restaurants and 30 Five Star spas.

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