The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island

Kiawah Island, South Carolina

Where gracious luxury lives in perfect harmony with unspoiled nature

Located along the pristine shores of Kiawah Island, South Carolina, this exquisitely designed oceanfront hotel, just 21 miles from downtown Charleston, captures the spirit, history and charm of the beautiful south. Come walk through the front doors and experience a seaside mansion, where you will be surrounded by the grandeur of the architecture and hospitality at its finest. This beautiful seaside mansion is waiting to envelop you in its service and southern hospitality.

The Sanctuary offers 255 spacious rooms and suites, including the 3,000 square foot Presidential Suite. Our king rooms are among the largest on the East Coast with the smallest measuring 520 square feet. All hotel rooms are uniquely designed to include such exquisite amenities as a handcrafted desk and armoire, an elegantly appointed sofa and chair, and custom made beds.

If you are looking for a weekend getaway, a luxury spa indulgence or championship golf outing, it’s just a short drive to this nearby Charleston, SC hotel. Planning an unforgettable wedding ceremony, or a weekly business meeting, sales presentation and conference? Our exclusive luxury beach hotel and friendly, highly professional staff will make sure your stay or event is a memorable one.

Teneo’s Beaches & Islands Spotlight

West Beach Conference Center Debut

Next month, Kiawah Island Golf Resort will unveil the West Beach Conference Center, offering an ideal location nestled into this coveted meetings and incentives destination. With over-sized windows bathing rooms in natural light and opening onto inspiring island views, the West Beach Conference Center will create a meeting experience yet to be imagined.

The world-renowned Kiawah Island Golf Resort also offers an expanded portfolio of indoor and outdoor event venues in addition to group accommodations in The Sanctuary—a Forbes 5-Star, AAA 5-Diamond oceanfront hotel—as well as spacious resort villas and private homes to enhance your team’s experience. A host of world-class amenities and more than 100 nature and recreational activities are ideal for both team building and leisure time.

  • The 23,000-square-foot West Beach Conference Center with 10,000-square-foot ballroom debuts March 2020
  • Recipient of the 2019 Stella Award Gold Winner for Best Golf Resort in the Southeast
  • Highly acclaimed accommodations, beach, dining, golf and spa to incentivize your team
  • Near Charleston International Airport, offering South Carolina’s most daily non-stop flights

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Accommodations + Meetings

Just 21 miles from the cobblestone streets of historic downtown Charleston, South Carolina, Kiawah Island Golf Resort provides an unforgettable coastal setting for meetings, conferences and special events. Blessed with wide stretches of pristine beach and ancient moss-draped oaks, our natural setting—combined with 35,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space—allows you to focus on important strategies, developing business relationships or rewarding employees for exceptional performance.

Meeting Specs

  • Indoor Meeting Room Space
    21,602 Sq. Ft.
  • Outdoor Meeting Space
    25,658 Sq. Ft.
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  • Largest Meeting Room
    5,940 Sq. Ft.
  • Second Largest Meeting Room
    3,040 Sq. Ft.
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Nearest Major Airport:  Charleston International Airport (CHS)

Distance from Airport:  35 miles  /  48 minutes

Area DMC: Destination South Meeting & Events Coastal


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