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Winter 2021 - Vol. 12  |  Issue 1

Greetings from Grande Shores

The team at Grande Shores hopes this newsletter finds you well and enjoying the new year. In this newsletter you'll find updates on the resort's commitment to cleanliness and safety, our newest team members, and an exciting photo contest.

Grande Shores is the Leader in Guest Safety

Continuing with our pledge to provide the safest and cleanest environment for our guests, we at Grande Shores are making sure travelers have peace of mind when booking, checking-in, and relaxing on property. We understand that when you go on vacation, you want to focus on having a great time and forgetting your worries. There’s no better place to do so, than our beautiful property here in Myrtle Beach.

Rest easy, knowing our entire staff has your safety in mind with daily tasks that ensure the highest sanitation throughout the property. We only use CDC approved materials in cleaning and you will certainly see our staff frequently wiping down surfaces, wearing masks, and helping facilitate any need you may have. We are also very proud of our guest education, where we have friendly reminders throughout our building and grounds to social distance, wear masks, and use our many hand sanitizing stations. We are all in this together and are looking forward to a terrific 2021!

Off-Season Improvements!

When the weather is cooler, it’s a great time to make improvements and upgrades to the already beautiful Grande Shores.

RFID lock system

 This year, we have installed new carpet throughout the entire building and are making our parking garage look fantastic with new paint and power washing. When you check in, you’ll definitely notice our new LED façade lights, which really showcase and brightens up our entrance. We’re adding even more comfortable sitting areas for our guests to relax and meet.

Another terrific addition to Grande Shores will be the implementation of our new Key/Lock system. Our new RFID locks will be safer and more secure, as well as super easy.

We can’t wait to see everyone in 2021 and are excited to see your reaction to the wonderful upgrades!

Meet Some of our Newest Team Members for Grande Shores!

New F&B and Front Desk staff

Raegan Ball is the F & B Supervisor.  Raegan comes from North Carolina and has worked in the Food & Beverage industry for 12 years.  She brings a lot of knowledge to the team from her experience in banquets, weddings, and other great special events.

Amy Skipper is our Administration Assistant at the Grande Shores and has been with our company for over a year. Amy has vast experience in Group Sales and has worked in many departments. There is little she doesn’t know about our dynamic hospitality industry! Amy is a quick learner, dedicated, and makes sure to keep the GM on track.  Hailing from Illinois, Amy attended Coastal Carolina University, where she met her wonderful husband. Together, they enjoy making great memories with their son, Noah, while enjoying our beautiful area.

Heather Cook is our new Front Desk Manager and has been a star with our company for 5 years. Heather has worked in our reservations department and has excelled at providing the ideal guest experience. We are looking forward to a great 2021 from her front desk team and they are all excited to take care of our new and repeat guests!

Bernice St. Dennis is our new Night Manager. Bringing a positive attitude and great knowledge of our industry, Bernice excels at guest experience. We couldn’t be happier to have her on our team! Originally from Plattsburgh NY, Bernice now calls SC home, where she enjoys spending time with her family, shopping, and fishing.

Photo: Top, Raegan Ball, F&B Supervisor. Bottom from left, Amy Skipper, Administrative Assistant, Heather Cook, Front Desk Manager, and Bernice St. Dennis, Night Manager.

Group Sales is Heating Up!


Breanne Forsee, our group Sales Director is ready to book your group or next special event! Since the Pandemic, it has made everyone re-evaluate life events but we can still have cake! We had a Micro Wedding and "Minimony" this past fall, these new trends have a few names but are an intimate wedding affair, typically with no more than 50 guests for a Micro wedding and no more than 20 guests a Minimony.

We want to host your next event and have the experience to make yours perfect from sports groups, cheer groups, family reunions, Micro weddings, Minimony’s, and everything in-between. Just call Bre!

"Grand Times at Grande Shores" Photo Contest

We are excited to announce our newest photo contest, "Grand Times at Grande Shores"!

photo contest

We invite you to share your recent photos from one of your favorite beach adventures. Entries will be accepted through April 16, 2021.

One Grand Prize winner will receive a $300 resort credit off their next stay of 3+ nights and two runners up will receive a certificate for 40% off their next stay. 

Ready to enter? Click here to submit your photo! 

Crooked Hammock coming to Barefoot Landing!


One of the most exciting new attractions coming to the Grand Strand in 2021 is the Crooked Hammock Brewery at North Myrtle Beach’s most famous attraction, Barefoot Landing. The Crooked Hammock is a brewery, backyard beer garden, and restaurant featuring top-notch cuisine and unique brews sure to satisfy the novice as well as the “seasoned” beer connoisseur.

Dog Friendly and Kid friendly, you’ll be able to relax as your four-legged friend can chill alongside your table, hammock, or lounge chair. The backyard is filled with fun games for all, like cornhole and ping pong, as well as a playground. The fine folks at Crooked Hammock have created an environment where you can relax and let the good times roll! Opening February 22nd, The Crooked Hammock and Grande Shores are the perfect pairing!

Guest Comments

guest comments

"The staff was safe, friendly, and professional. They made us feel welcome and comfortable in the current environment. From check-in to coffee in the café, the staff made the stay what is was... great!" - Sheryl R. after a 2 night stay

"This was my 29th stay and I hope to have many more. This is the ideal beach site, the amenities are outstanding, the staff are warm and friendly and go out of their way to ensure guests' care and safety." - Al B. after a 7 night stay

"Our condo was very clean and organized. The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed to prepare our Thanksgiving dinner. The morning and evening views of the ocean skies were just breathtaking." - Kristina J. after a 2 night stay

"Finally a hotel that accommodates large families! We were finally able to take a vacation and sleep in the same room! Condo was perfect for us, in fact we will be back in 3 months!" - Ashley M. after a 3 night stay