The Sanctuary One of Only Five Triple Five-Star Hotels in The US

Kiawah Island, SC – For the first time in its nearly 20-year history, The Ocean Room, Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s premier steakhouse, has earned the Five-Star rating from Forbes Travel Guide. In doing so, it joins The Sanctuary and The Spa at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in being recognized by the world-renowned authority on excellence in hospitality.

By earning the Five-Star ranking in three categories, The Sanctuary become one of only five hotels nationwide and one of only 14 globally to claim a “triple” Five-Star rating for hotel, spa and restaurant.

This marks the fifteenth consecutive year the luxury hotel and spa have earned the coveted distinction.

“We could not be more honored than to have The Ocean Room join The Sanctuary hotel and spa among the proud ranks of Five-Star honorees,” says The Sanctuary General Manager Bill Lacey. “I want to recognize the chefs and the entire front-of-house for their pursuit of culinary excellence that has resulted in this recognition. Being awarded Five Stars is a testimony to the tireless pursuit of excellence by everyone in the restaurant and throughout the hotel.”

The Forbes Travel Guide is the only independent global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas.
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Located along 10 miles of pristine beach less than 30 miles south of Charleston, S.C., Kiawah Island Golf Resort consistently ranks as one of the country’s top resorts. It includes The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, the resort’s Forbes Five Star/AAA Five Diamond 255-room hotel and spa, nearly 500 private villas and luxury homes, and five championship golf courses, including The Ocean Course, host of the 1991 Ryder Cup, the 2012 PGA Championship and 2021 PGA Championship. For 12 of the past 14 years, the resort has ranked as the number-one tennis resort in the world by, and features acclaimed recreation and nature programs. For more information, visit

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