Summer 2021 - Vol. 12 | Issue 3
Greetings, Friends! It has been an absolutely fantastic summer here at beautiful Grande Shores in sunny Myrtle Beach! We are all very happy to see things going back to normal with little to no restrictions for our guests and staff. Here are some great updates!
We've got some super-fun games available at the front desk for all to enjoy! These are perfect for the lush oceanfront veranda and include Life-Size Connect 4, Bowling, Corn-Hole, Limbo, Yard Flarts (they are like soft lawn darts, we promise!), Yahtzee, and Dominoes. Get your game on and let the good times roll!
I scream you scream, we... all know the rest!
A tremendous thank you goes out to our Grande Shores staff who has tirelessly worked to provide the best vacation experience to our wonderful guests. On June 7th, we invited Mr. Softee, a local favorite to show up with some AMAZING ice cream to our deserving staff.
With soft-serve this good, we all felt like kids again!
We would like to give a warm welcome to two new members of the Grande Shores family, Bernia Jaecksch-Ford and Jasmine Richardson!
Bernia Jaecksch-Ford - Food and Beverage Manager
Bernia hails from Wadesboro, NC where she played basketball and ran track in high school. While excelling in school, she worked her way up to management at a local restaurant, where her passion for the hospitality industry began. In 2013, she received her associate's degree in hotel and restaurant management from Central Piedmont Community College and made the move to the Grand Strand where she worked in some of the area's top resorts. During this time, she completed her bachelor's of science in business administration, hospitality, and tourism management from Columbia Southern University.
Bernia spends her leisure time with her wife Shauna, 2-year-old son Charlie, and their sweet dog Honey, and watches as much reality TV as she can. Fun Fact: Most of Bernia's family appeared in the award-winning movie, "The Color Purple"!
Jasmine Richardson - Engineering Admin Support
Jasmine is a Myrtle Beach native, born and raised! Jasmine brings fantastic experience and knowledge of our beautiful area, with over 15 years of hospitality experience.
She has a 12-year-old daughter and three bonus children ages 9, 11, and 17. She has two dogs: a four-year-old Pug and a 5-month-old Beagle. She also has one cat. She enjoys gentle yoga, hiking, and traveling. Fun Fact: She LOVES the color pink!
We are excited to welcome Bernia and Jasmine to the Grande Shores Team!
"The best part of my stay was the feeling of total comfort. The staff are welcoming and friendly. And the views are captivating. This hotel is not just a stay but an experience." - Wil O. after a 3-night stay
"We loved the family-friendly atmosphere. We loved how many swimming facilities there were. We have a special needs child and if one pool was a little crowded we had options of other areas to swim and enjoy the time together as a family without the worry of it being too overstimulating for our son." - Joshua S. after a 5-night stay
"Grande Shores has all the amenities for a satisfying vacation. If you never leave the premises you still have the ocean, the pools, the hot tub, and the restaurants!" - Michael Z. after a 4-month stay
"The hotel was great and my kids loved that we were close to the beach. We loved that we were able to have free DVD rentals - we had movie night every day." - Johnnetta W. after a 4-night stay
We are very excited to showcase a new feature on our site - Virtual and Video Tours!
Many of our unit types now have the option to watch a video tour walkthrough to help you better plan your vacation. There are also several interactive virtual tours that put you in control of the camera.
You can find these on our accommodations page here: Grande Shores Accommodations
Bruce Bellamy, one of our wonderful engineering techs made some super cool custom Grande Shores shirts for his night crew!
We are blessed to have such a great staff who takes deep pride in representing our wonderful resort. If you see Bruce or another tech, be sure to say hello!