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Press Releases

Sandestin Golf And Beach Resort® Appoints Laurie Frank As Executive Director Of Sales

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort® announces the appointment of a new Executive Director of Sales, Laurie Frank. Laurie has been selected to lead both the Sandestin® and Hotel Effie Group Sales Departments, while maintaining a service of excellence to its current and future clients.
January 25, 2023

Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest: Beer From Around Here

Time to roll out the barrel and discover unique suds & ales! The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin presents the 14th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest on October 7th & 8th, 2022. American specialty beers from around the nation will be available for participants to sample and savor.
November 07, 2022

20 Best Family Resorts in Florida

Florida has family-friendly resorts on both coasts and in the Keys that could rival any resort in the Caribbean. Putting the passports away and heading to the Sunshine State could provide the perfect opportunity for a memorable family vacation.
November 06, 2022

10 Best Things To Do In Destin, Florida

This Floridian city has gorgeous views of the Gulf of Mexico and emerald-green waters. Thus, there is no shortage of things to do in Destin!
October 10, 2022

Why Go To Destin

Nicknamed the "World's Luckiest Fishing Village," Destin has grown into one of the most popular vacation spots on the Florida Panhandle.
October 10, 2022

2022 Readers’ Choice Award Winners Announced

The results are in for ConventionSouth’s Annual Readers’ Choice Awards. After more than 8,500 readers and fans voted, this is our elite list of the top 416 meeting sites and destinations in the South.
October 10, 2022

Top 20 Road Trips From Atlanta

Looking for weekend road trips from Atlanta? A couples getaway from Atlanta? Or maybe a family road trip idea from Atlanta? We’ve compiled the top 20 road trips from Atlanta to get you started on your travel plans! Take a look at the list and get ready to pack your bags and fill your tank for a great adventure!
October 10, 2022

The Best Season to Visit Each State

While there’s no doubt that each of the 50 states has its merits thanks to its history and unique culture, the season in which you visit has a lot to do with what you’re able to enjoy, too. In other words, some seasons are better than others when it comes to exploring each state.
October 10, 2022

Best Of The Emerald Coast 2022

As voted by you, the results are in!
October 08, 2022

Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest: Grand Craft Beer Tasting

Time to roll out the barrel and discover unique suds & ales! The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin presents the 14th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest on October 7th & 8th, 2022. American specialty beers from around the nation will be available for participants to sample and savor.
October 07, 2022

How to Make Hugh Acheson’s Chicken Sandwich at Home

James Beard Award-winning Chef Hugh Acheson has made a name for himself onscreen and in the kitchen alike, serving as a Top Chef judge while also helming a number of restaurants in the Southeast. But it’s at Hotel Effie, the newest luxury hotel at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, that he’s revisiting a nostalgic classic.
September 30, 2022

Hotel Effie Appoints Matthew Krueger to Executive Chef

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort announced the appointment of Matthew Krueger to executive chef of Hotel Effie. Chef Krueger assumes the position immediately, helming the kitchen at the hotel’s signature restaurant Ovide, the only Florida restaurant by James Beard Award-winning Chef Hugh Acheson.
September 29, 2022