Hilton Head Island has a great masterplan!

In the case of Hilton Head Island, it was started in 1957 by Charles Fraser when he and his brother Joseph started the Sea Pines Company.  Frasers’ original vision for development was to embrace the environment and create a resort that offered a lifestyle unique to the Low-Country. With beaches, golf, tennis, nature trails, shops, restaurants, marinas and equestrian activities, Hilton Head Island originally created the demand for visitors and residents to visit and live on Hilton Head Island. 

Hilton Head Island Renovation Revolution has arrived.

Fast forward to 2013, and Hilton Head is going through some great renovations all over the Island.  The mall redevelopment project will convert the Mall at Shelter Cove to an open-air mixed use facility containing retail, restaurants, apartments and a waterfront community park. The mall will be anchored by a new Kroger grocery store and two Belk stores. As well, the Town of Hilton Head Island has announced a potential partnership with the University of South Carolina Beaufort to build a 40,000-square-foot facility to host its Hospitality Management program in the Coligny area.  Not to be outdone, several hotels have invested in the future of Hilton Head Island and collectively they are spending more than $100 million dollars in upgrades and capital improvements.

Vacation homes and villas on Hilton Head

Short-term rental property owners have joined the renovation revolution by improving kitchens, electronics, bathrooms, bedding and flooring. With property values now rebounding, a new and improved Land Management Ordinance in the works and economic and tourism momentum picking up steam, there has never been a better time to buy a fixer upper!  Hilton Head wants to attract affluent travelers, and affluent travelers require newly updated accommodations. These exciting Hilton Head Island improvements will positively impact our tourism oriented economy, improve property values and re-define Hilton Head Island as a world-class destination.  Listed below are articles about Hilton Head’s Renovation Revolution.

Villas and Rental Homes in Need of Upgrades: Other Island Improvements Could be Catalyst (5/18/13)

Sonesta Resort Reopens after $30 Million Dollar Renovation (5/16/13)

Hilton Head Airport Expansion (5/13/13)

Sea Pines and Others Making Improvements (4/14/13)

Westin Reopens After $30 Million Dollar Renovation (4/12/13)

Kroger Purchases and Redevelops the Mall at Shelter Cove (4/3/13)

Join the Renovation Revolution (3/25/13)

Sea Pines Resort $25 Million Dollar Renovation (3/18/13)

Renovation Momentum Good for Property Values (11/13/12)

Holiday Inn Oceanfront Renovates and Reopens as the Beach House (4/25/12)

Beautiful New Harris Teeter in Park Plaza

Omni Renovation (Packet 12/14/11)

Robert Stenhammer has been a resort executive for over 15 years and holds an MBA in Hospitality and Tourism. He is the President of Hilton Head Accommodations, serves on the Board of Directors for the Hilton Head Island/Bluffton Chamber of Commerce and is Vice-Chairman of the Accommodation Tax Committee for the Town of Hilton Head Island. 

Recent Comment…You should add the millions being spent in Shelter Cove to what is being spent in Sea Pines on the Harbour Town Club House, the Plantation Club Clubhouse, The Inn and the Beach Club and you are over $300,000,000.

There has never in the history of HHI been that much money invested over such a short period of time. What does that mean for the investor of a home or villa on Hilton Head…ROI Baby!!!!