CHARLESTON, S.C., October 21, 2019 – On October 18, Wild Dunes Resort, a Destination Hotel, hosted the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) for the industry group’s South Atlantic Region Fall Conference at the resort’s Sweetgrass Pavilion. The group’s local Palmetto Chapter of South Carolina hosted members employed in various positions in the construction field in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
During the conference, more than 100 NAWIC members took a behind-the-scenes tour of the construction site at Wild Dunes Resort’s new 153-key hotel. The tour was guided by Lowe’s construction manager, Amie Hammer, who has 20 years of experience in the construction industry. Lowe has owned the existing resort since the early 1990s and is building the new hotel, which will be completed in April 2021.
“We were thrilled to host this important group of female professionals at Wild Dunes Resort and to showcase our active construction site,” Hammer said. “In the male-dominated construction field, it’s a delight to see a dedicated group of my peers in hard hats working to bring so many important projects to life.”
Once completed, Wild Dunes Resort’s new hotel will span four acres and will feature state-of-the-art amenities, including: 30,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space, an 8,000-square-foot grand ballroom with pre-function and terrace event space, a 3,000-square-foot-rooftop ballroom with a 6,000-square-foot terrace with stunning ocean views, a 10,000-square-foot spa and salon with 14 treatment rooms, a 2,750-square foot-fitness center, expanded pools with a kids splash pad and a poolside restaurant and bar.
“By focusing on professional development and employment opportunities for females in the field, NAWIC is dedicated to opening the door for future generations of women in construction,” said Janet Bates, NAWIC’s Palmetto Chapter president. “We were delighted to have the opportunity to tour the site of the new hotel, especially with a company like Lowe that supports female leadership roles in our field.”
About Wild Dunes Resort, A Destination Hotel
Nestled on the northern tip of Isle of Palms, a lush barrier island off the coast of South Carolina, Wild Dunes Resort, is located 30 minutes from the charm and grace of historic downtown Charleston. The Resort occupies 1,600 acres of oceanfront paradise with a variety of accommodations ranging from the AAA Four-Diamond Rated Boardwalk Inn and the Village at Wild Dunes to private condos and luxury home vacation rentals. Offering a year-round menu of championship golf, nationally ranked tennis, award-winning recreation, spa services and restaurant options, Wild Dunes Resort has been distinguished by many publications and associations as a top destination for families, golfers, tennis lovers, and meeting and event planners. Visit Wild Dunes Resort online on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
About Destination Hotels
Destination Hotels is a collection of independent hotels, resorts and residences across North America that joined Hyatt in late 2018. Ranging from upscale to luxury, each property is purposefully crafted for discovery – of place, of people and of self, capturing the unique essence of its location through authentic experiences, immersive programming and genuine service. The award-winning collection features renowned golf courses, indigenous spas, and exceptional food and beverage experiences including bars, restaurants, cafes, and rooftops. Current properties are located in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii (Island of Hawaii, Kauai, Maui), Louisiana, Missouri, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia and Washington. For more information, visit www.destinationhotels.com. Follow Destination Hotels on Instagram: @destinationhotels, Twitter: @Destination, and Facebook: DestinationHotels.
Lowe is a leading national real estate investment, development and management firm. Over the past 47 years, it has developed, acquired or managed more than $29 billion of real estate assets nationwide as it pursued its mission to build value in real estate by creating innovative, lasting environments and meaningful experiences that connect people and place. Lowe currently has more than $2 billion in commercial real estate projects in the pipeline or under development. In addition to its Los Angeles headquarters, Lowe maintains regional offices in Southern California, Northern California, Denver, Seattle, Charleston and Washington, DC. For more information visit www.Lowe-RE.com.
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