|Greetings from Grande Shores!
The Grande Shores staff loves to see the change of seasons. We enjoy decorating for fall and pumpkin time is one of our favorites.
Be sure to check our Facebook page soon for our Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest.
Each department will carve a pumpkin and we will invite our hotel guests and Facebook friends to vote on the best carving.
The pumpkins will be set up in our lobby the weekend of Halloween. It's great fun. We hope you will join us and vote for your favorite!
To make your next reservation at Grande Shores please call 1-877-290-0897 or check our rates online.
News from Grande Shores
Welcome, Derek Sexton!
Please join us in welcoming our new front office manager Derek Sexton to the Grande Shores family!
Derek has enjoyed a lengthy career in business management and brings years of knowledge and experience in the hospitality industry to our team. He looks forward to concluding his professional career as a member of the Grande Shores management team.
Originally from the Charlotte area, Derek relocated to Myrtle Beach in 2005. In his spare time, you can find him searching for shark teeth on the beach or taking photographs of the stunning sunsets. He is an amateur photographer and enjoys using Photoshop to enhance the pictures he takes. Derek is an avid Carolina Panthers fan and loves football.
We are happy to have him and he is fitting in quite nicely. Be sure to stop by the front desk to say hello!
Hurricane Relief Effort
Grande Shores was very fortunate to make it through Hurricane Florence without sustaining damage to the property. The impact on our coastal areas was minimal, and just days after the storm we welcomed the return of vacationers to our beautiful beaches.
Unfortunately, many inland areas were impacted by significant flooding from the historic rainfall generated by the storm. We at the Grande Shores are working to provide relief and assistance to the people, families, and communities (including some of our own team members) who were affected. We welcome you to be a part of these efforts and consider making a donation of any amount at the front desk to help make a difference in and meet the needs of these communities.
We will be donating personal hygiene products to a non-profit organization like the American Red Cross and/or local shelters. Some of the needed items include deodorant, soap, shampoo, feminine products, razors and lotion.
Our family of resorts is also a drop off site for relief efforts and are inviting those who can to drop off non-perishable food items at the resort throughout the month of October. We have placed a donation drop box in the front desk area for these items. These donations will be used to aide those affected and those who are struggling after the flooding.
We thank you in advance for your generosity and support in this effort.
A Time for Giving Thanks
The staff at Grande Shores loves Thanksgiving because we are always full of happy and festive guests.
Having so many guests with us during this wonderful holiday makes us all very thankful.
We know not everyone wants to cook and we are very happy to spend our morning preparing a traditional feast for our guests. Our plated meal includes all the "must haves" for Thanksgiving including Roast Breast of Turkey, Cornbread Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, Green Bean Casserole and a selection of desserts.
Thanksgiving at the beach is something truly special that everyone should experience at least once. We are ready to welcome you and make your holiday visit unforgettable.
Click here to view our Thanksgiving Dinner Menu or call 844-512-7082 to make your reservations.
Keeping our Resort in Tip-Top Shape
This time of year, we begin working in each condo and hotel room to guarantee all is well for our guests coming in the fall and spring.
During this slower season, we have the opportunity to paint and fine tune all aspects of our resort so we can continue to exceed the expectations of our guests.
Each unit will receive an inspection from our General Manager, Debbie Braden or our Assistant General Manager, Jenna Hillman. The inspection findings are then passed over to our engineering team and painters and they go to work getting all items accomplished. A final walk-through is done by our Director of Engineering, Steve Leonard before the unit is deemed complete. After engineering has completed their work, our housekeeping team takes over and does a deep cleaning, along with a professional carpet and upholstery cleaning.
With the number of units we have at Grande Shores, it takes most of the winter to complete this very meticulous process. We hope our guests notice how clean and well maintained our units are when visiting.
USS Chewaucan Reunion
This month we had the honor of hosting the 15th and final USS Chewaucan Reunion.
While at Grande Shores, the group enjoyed a hospitality room and a farewell dinner.
The USS Chewaucan group has held their reunion at Grande Shores for the past 3 years. Their yearly meeting was a reunion for all who served and sailed on the USS Chewaucan since its launch on July 22, 1944.
We will truly miss having the Chewaucan Reunion at Grande Shores. We are proud of their service and especially thankful they selected Grande Shores for such an important reunion. Thank you shipmates of the USS Chewaucan. You will be missed!
News from the Beach
Featured Attraction: Alabama Theatre
Be delighted by the dazzle of Las Vegas and New York in North Myrtle Beach.
The Alabama Theatre in North Myrtle Beach offers area visitors an evening of entertainment with their production of "ONE: The Show." The whole family will enjoy a variety of music including Broadway tunes, big screen classics, country, gospel, rock and pop. Enjoy extravagant costumes and scenery while being entertained by the elaborate moves of world class dancers. Ricky Mockel, Alabama Theatre's comedian, is sure to provide plenty of laughter!
Starting in November and running through the end of December, "The South's Grandest Christmas Show" blends contemporary and traditional Christmas music in an authentic expression of the season. The show includes sounds of the season and light-hearted humor for the holidays.
The Alabama Theatre is conveniently located 6.5 miles from Grande Shores.
Click here to purchase tickets for the show!
Fall is in the air! What a great time to book a golf package for you and your friends. Good tee times are still available and the courses are in great shape!
Hurricanes Florence and Michael blew their way through the Grand Strand in September leaving minor damage in their wake. The majority of the courses received little to no damage at all, while others suffered just some superficial wounds. Everything is now up and running in Myrtle Beach and the fall weather is perfect for golfing.
Whether you are still thinking of coming this fall or contemplating a spring package, the quicker you book the better your price will be. Rooms are going quickly as are the premium tee times. With several amazing packages to choose from, many with added perks, we can tailor a package to fit any budget. Pick a date and give us a call. Our knowledgeable golf department will make every effort to get you the best package at the best price.
Have a wonderful holiday season and stay out of the bunkers!
From all of us in the Golf Department,
Kathy Phillips, Don Herlocker, and Dave Walker
This month we would like to feature a wonderful comment from one of our local medical centers. After the recent hurricane, Grande Shores quickly reopened and was able to provide accommodations for displaced evacuees, first responders, and government employees.
"I would like to recognize the efforts of Breanne Forsee and Erin Graham. These employees worked so well with Grand Strand Medical Center to house our staff effected from the previous hurricane and flood. By helping us to arrange housing, our staff was able to return to work and focus on patient care.
Breanne and Erin made themselves available outside of the normal business hours to take reservations. They kept their desk staff well informed. I had to call on several occasions after hours and the reservationists were very accommodating as well. One in particular named Meredith told me she was new and was so gracious. There were close to 30 staff members and their families staying at the resort for a week and I have heard no complaints! Nothing short of amazing!
I look forward to working together with your staff in the future."
Butternut Squash Soup
6 tablespoons chopped onion
4 tablespoons margarine
6 cups peeled and cubed butternut squash
3 cups water
4 cubes chicken bouillon
1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
1. In a large saucepan, sauté onions in margarine until tender. Add squash, water, bouillon, marjoram, black pepper and cayenne pepper. Bring to a boil; cook 20 minutes, or until squash is tender.
2. Puree squash and cream cheese in a blender or food processor in batches until smooth. Return to saucepan, and heat through. Do not allow to boil.