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Newsletter


You already know where to stay in Myrtle Beach for unmatched access to the ocean, attractions and South Carolina’s best golf Prince Resort at the Cherry Grove Pier, but what about upcoming events and other insider tips for enjoying your Myrtle Beach vacation?

Don’t visit Myrtle Beach without reading the Prince Resort monthly newsletter, where you’ll find the latest about our seasonal specials and holiday events, find out about recent hotel upgrades and meet members of our staff. To receive the monthly Prince newsletter in your inbox, sign up here



    Winter 2014                         Vol. 5 Issue 1
Greetings from Prince Resort!
The Prince Resort would like to wish all of you a very Happy New Year as we move into 2014, it's hard to imagine but the first month has just flown by. We hope all of you had a wonderful holiday season. We had a blast as always here at the beach. This is the time of year when we welcome back our wonderful “snow birds “ who have the right idea - they like to get together each winter and escape down South, you should try it some time!!

News from Prince Resort
North Myrtle Beach Outfall Project
If you have visited Prince Resort during the past few months, you probably noticed the large construction site just south of us. A pier has been built that extends several hundred feet into the ocean. This pier is temporary and should be gone by the time summer rolls around. There has been much confusion about what exactly is going on there.

The project is called the outfall project and is being done to make our beaches much cleaner. You may have noticed the drainage pipes that are up and down the beach. These pipes are for stormwater run-off. The goal of this project is to combine the existing stormwater drainage pipes into two eighty-four foot pipes that will run underneath the sea bed more than 1000 feet into the Atlantic Ocean. This is crucial, because when it rains, the rain washes pollutants into the ocean, leading to high bacteria levels that may pose a danger to swimmers. If the bacteria levels are high enough, the beaches may have to be temporarily closed.

The construction is still taking place, however, it is not a bother to us here at Prince Resort. We rarely hear it, and because the construction site is a couple of miles down the beach from us, it does not affect the views from any of our units and, of course, doesn't affect the beautiful view of the Cherry Grove Pier. Since the construction equipment and cranes are confined to the Horseshoe area at the end of Main Street, Hwy 17 traffic is not affected in any way.

Temporary Road Closures

The intersection of Main Street and ocean Boulevard will close Monday, February 3rd, 2014 for work associated with the Main Street Outfall project. This intersection will remained closed for the month of February.

Travelers seeking to enter Main Street from Ocean Boulevard will not be able to do so. Detours will be at 1st Avenue North and 1st Avenue South. There will still be access to businesses on Ocean Boulevard.

Prince Resort Holiday Party
The 2013 Prince Resort staff holiday party was held at 3500 Ocean Grill. Employees competed in fun games including human bingo, relay games, and Christmas puzzles for a chance to win a propane grill, a digital camera, a fire pit, and many other prizes.

Thanksgiving
We held our annual Thanksgiving buffet in 3500 Ocean Grill. Diners enjoyed delectable dishes such as Rainbow Rotini Salad, roasted turkey, shrimp creole, roast beef, casseroles, and an amazing assortment of holiday and seasonal desserts. Many families enjoyed the buffet on Thanksgiving because they got to spend their time together instead of spending the day in the kitchen cooking and cleaning. Some families, who hadn’t seen each other for a very long time, actually came together at the Prince Resort from several countries around the world to celebrate the holiday!

New Year’s Eve
New Years is always a fun time here at The Prince Resort. We rang in 2014 with a delicious buffet dinner that included delectable dishes like Chicken Marsala, herb-crusted grouper, pork loin, a choice of salads, and several decadent desserts. Jeff Foster kept the celebration going with a selection of tunes that included standards, oldies, and dance tunes. We handed out hats and party favors to all of our party guests to set the festive mood. At midnight we all celebrated with a champagne toast.

Food Drive
This Thanksgiving we participated in a community canned food drive with the North Myrtle Beach Rotary Club. The collections are done by distributing bags throughout neighborhoods and then collecting the filled bags. As a whole, the community collected 3,800 pounds of food for local families in need.

Snowbird Adventures
Our snowbirds have been busy with fun activities including potluck dinners, movie matinees, quilting, and bingo. We enjoy building a familiar relationship with the snowbirds while they are here for the winter so they can truly feel like this is their home away from home. We in turn love seeing them year after year and getting caught up with them.

Expanded Air Service to Myrtle Beach

Both Spirit Airlines and West Jet have added additional flights this spring and will start their service earlier in the year. For a full list of Spirit schedules please click here.

Also West Jet Airlines will be making an early return to Myrtle Beach starting on March 6, 2014 nearly two months earlier than 2013. For a full list of the West Jet schedules please click here.

News from the Beach

Top Five Things to Do at the Beach in the Winter
Winter may be here and it may be jacket weather, but this is still a wonderful time to visit Myrtle Beach and Prince Resort. There are so many things to do this time of the year and the crowds are basically non-existent.

5. A walk on the beach
The winter months are a wonderful time to go for a nice long walk on the beach. Nothing beats the peace and quiet of Myrtle Beach this time of the year. Sometimes you can walk for miles and only see a handful of other beach walkers. You don’t have to worry about weaving in and out of the sunbathers and beachgoers as you would during the busy summer months. The only sounds you will hear are the waves crashing and the seagulls chirping. It is also interesting to note that you can find some beautiful shells on the beach during the winter. We recommend searching for shells after a storm blows through. The wind and the rain stirs up shells that you normally would not see otherwise.

4. Enjoy a meal out
Enjoying a good meal with your family and friends is one of the most amazing things to do in Myrtle Beach during these winter months. Many of our restaurants are not seasonal and  stay open all year round. There are nearly 1,500 restaurants for you to choose from. Myrtle Beach has something to offer every palate. You can find everything from familiar fast food and chain restaurants, to gourmet continental cuisine.

Many of the restaurants in Myrtle and North Myrtle Beach have been open for many years and have an air of tradition about them. Some of our surrounding areas also have delicious eateries. Venture north and try the dishes found in restaurants in Calabash and Sunset Beach, NC, and in Little River, SC. You could also travel south to Murrells Inlet, which has quickly become the seafood capital of South Carolina. You can find food from many nations and countries along the Grand Strand. Another plus for visiting our restaurants during the winter months is the wait times! With the exception of Valentines Day, don't expect to have to wait too long to be seated for your meal.

3. Shop 'til you drop
Shop those winter blues away! Myrtle Beach has a wide variety of first class shopping malls, shopping centers, specialty shops, and factory outlets. We even have bargain beachwear stores at nearly every corner.

Our biggest shopping mall is Coastal Grand Mall in Myrtle Beach. It has something for everyone - including Belk, Dillards, Abercrombie and Fitch, Best Buy, and PetSmart. You can also find several delicious restaurants including Abuelo’s, Red Robin, Sticky Fingers, Cracker Barrel, Chipotle, and Logan's Texas Roadhouse.

The Market Common is one of our newest and more high-end shopping centers. It includes unique shops such as Pottery Barn, Williams Sonoma, White House Black Market, Anthropologie, and the Lazy Gator. The Market Common’s dining experience includes restaurants such as King Street Grill, Ultimate California Pizza, Divine Prime, Nacho Hippo, Gordon Biersch, and P.F. Chang's China Bistro.

Myrtle Beach is known for its factory outlets. Our biggest factory outlet complex is Tanger Outlets. Tanger has two locations in our area - one on Highway 501 between Conway and Myrtle Beach and the second at the north end of Myrtle Beach. Tanger has stores such as J Crew, Coach, NineWest, BCBG Max Azria, Banana Republic and Brooks Brothers.

You can also find a beachwear store on nearly every corner in Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach. You can literally find anything that you need for a day on the beach in one of these stores. They are the best places to find a souvenir from your winter getaway to Myrtle Beach.

2. Play a round of golf
Everyone who knows anything about Myrtle Beach knows that it is a mecca for golfers. Winter can be a great time for golf! Many courses stay fairly empty during the winter and receive mainly local play. You can book your tee times through our golf department by calling 866-593-6369.

1. Catch a show
There are so many shows in the Myrtle Beach area that it can be hard to choose which one to see. We have such a variety of shows. You can find anything from traditional stage shows such
as the Alabama Theatre and the Carolina Opry to dinner shows such as Pirates Voyage and Medieval Times. Myrtle Beach even has a tribute show called Legends in Concert where you can see impersonators singing and performing as Elvis, Michael Jackson, and even Tina Turner!

We also have a new show to this area. It is a hypnosis show known as ‘A Wild Hypnosis Show’. This show is a hoot. Members of the audience actually become the stars of the show as they get hypnotized by the hosts and engage in some silly and risque behavior. With any of these shows, you will surely go home with lasting memories of your winter getaway to Myrtle Beach.

Employee Spotlight
Jamie Marohl | Front Desk
Jamie wears many hats at the Prince Resort. She is cross-trained in every department and is always eager to learn new things. Currently, she is working at the front desk and managing all snowbird activities, such as bingo, potluck dinners, recipe swaps and movie nights. Jamie has a heart for community service and is active with the NMB Helping Hands and the American Heart Association.

Jamie was born and raised on the Grand Strand. During her childhood, she traveled to different churches on the east coast and performed in plays. Jamie has four sons and enjoys spending her time with them and attending their sporting events.

“We enjoy having Jamie as a part of our Prince Family. She is a hard worker and she always has a smile on her face. We look forward to having her here for many years to come.” says Stephanie Chestnut, Manager at The Prince Resort.

Groups
Our fabulous Group Sales Department is busy throughout the year attending various Market and Trade Show opportunities to promote the excellent oceanfront properties of Myrtle Beach SeaSide Resorts.

In November, Pauline, our Group Sales Director, represented the properties at numerous venues throughout the Toronto area in conduction with the Myrtle Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. One of the venues included the OMCA Marketplace, which is the premier event in Canada for North American packaged travel. OMCA works on the basis of a reversed Marketplace where buyers sit at predetermined booths and sellers move around the Marketplace floor. Over a period of 4 days buyers and sellers meet face to face during the seven-minute pre-scheduled appointments.

You don’t have to go to a Market or Trade Show to book your group at one of our properties. The Group Sales Department can help your group put together a package including shows, dinners, shopping, and numerous other venues. We handle researching and booking events in conjunction with your rooms, making it a one-stop shop service for the planner.

Groups of all types and sizes have enjoyed our packages, including church, bank, sports, and all wedding groups to name a few. Call us at {group sales # here} to learn how we can make your groups next visit to the Myrtle Beach area even more enjoyable!

Our dedicated Sales Managers and Event Coordinators are here to assist you anytime so please don't hesitate to contact us for your next event! Call Group Sales at (843) 417-5510.

Guest Comments
"My stay at Prince Resort was GREAT!!! The room was updated, clean and, spacious. I did not have hangers in my closet and I called the front desk. The lady was very accommodating and I received about 8 hangers delivered to my room within 5 min. I was given a nice welcome package that included many coupons with things to do in the area. The lady also gave me 15% off coupon for a wonderful local resturant which had fresh seafood! I would highly recommend the Prince Resort. Great value for the money! I will be returning. January 19, 2014" Barbara Cephas, New Bern, NC

"We love Cherry Grove, we love the Prince, and we always get sad when it is time to leave. I am very impressed with the staff, they always speak, offer to help, hold doors, etc. Great group of people working there. I actually teach classes on customer service and you guys are there." Keith Weatherman, Clemmons, NC

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Fun in the Sun
Fun Facts
  • Did you know that the average person makes about 1,140 phone calls per year?
  • Did you know that "Stressed" is "Desserts" spelled backwards?
  • Did you know that Charlie Brown’s father was a barber?
  • Did you know that you burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television?
  • Did you know that a lions roar can be heard from five miles away?

Monthly Recipe - Popcorn Balls
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup unpopped popcorn
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 5 cups miniature marshmallows
  1. Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish. Set aside.
  2. Add vegetable oil to a 4 quart saucepan, and heat over high heat. When oil is hot, add popping corn. Keep pan moving constantly. When corn stops popping, remove from heat. Put popcorn in prepared pan.
  3. Melt butter In a medium saucepan over low heat. Stir in marshmallows and cook until melted, stirring constantly. Pour marshmallow mixture over popcorn and mix with spoon to coat evenly.
  4. Let mixture cool slightly. Smear butter on your hands or spray with non-stick cooking spray. Mix popcorn with your hands so that it is evenly coated.
  5. Form popcorn into 8 balls.


 
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3500 North Ocean Blvd., North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
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