The Omni makes updates in their $17 million rejuvenation project.
The pool and spa have also received a facelift in the renovations that transformed the Hilton Oceanfront Resort into the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort.
The rejuvenation of this Hilton Head resort didn’t require structural changes of the buildings and suites, but it did require Omni’s corporate design team to come up with a new look for everything. Now, the 323 studio suites boast new furniture, curtains, headboards, kitchen tables and tile entryways. Pops of bright blues and greens infuse the neutral suites with color while dark turquoise and coral orange accents.
“There’s a really contemporary feel to the room,” said Woodard.
“It kind of gives it more of a home feel, but it also gives it a very beachy feel.”The two-phase process started in November 2012, with renovations of all the public space in the resort, including the lobby, to-go shop, meeting spaces, spa and pool complex. And because of the popularity of their fire pit, a second fire pit was even added outside the deck of their steakhouse, HH Prime, which is located next to the Palmetto Market.
“Prime gets used an awful lot for special events,” said Woodard. “In 2014, we did 57 weddings at the Omni and all of those, for the most part, are destination type weddings.”
And now their newly remodeled Ocean Tides Spa boasts amenities wedding parties will love – a full-service salon with manicure and pedicure stations, as well as hair cutting and styling stations. The spa received one of the biggest remodels – changing the structural layouts of rooms to create more space for other amenities, including the three new treatment rooms, a changing room and relaxation area.
“We reconfigured the space to add a relaxation area and additional treatment rooms,” said Woodard.
The only other structural changes included expanding the footprint of the Buoy Bar. This made room for a larger kitchen, open air bar and a deck. They also expanded the pool complex. It now features a zero-entry pool and a kid-friendly splash pad. But for this to be possible, they had to remove part of the lagoon system. And after finishing these projects in April 2013, they decided to stop renovations for the busy season.
“We did during the lower occupancy season,” said Woodard. “So once we finished that in 2013, we actually took the next off season off.”
They started the second phase of renovations on November 1, 2014.
This included a complete restyling of the rooms and lodging centers. Painting the exteriors and interiors took place. They also installed new backsplashes and tile floors, as well as getting new furniture and décor.
“We knew it was time to update,” said Woodard.
The renovated Omni took over the location from the Hilton Oceanfront Resort. The Texas-based Omni Hotels & Resorts took over February 1, 2012 and began renovations nine months later.
“We’re really looking forward to that,” said Woodard. “We’re going to have an exceptional 2015.”
For more information about the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort, go to omnihotels.com/hotels/hilton-head.