Hotel and Transportation
The 14th Annual International Restorative Medicine Conference will be held at the award-winning Sonesta Resort — one of the top-rated resorts on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. In fact, 70% of the guest reviews on TripAdvisor.com give the Sonesta an excellent rating.
The Sonesta Resort recently completed a $30 million dollar renovation that has transformed the property into one of the finest destinations on the island. A short walk from your well-appointed guest room, through a lushly-landscaped tropical courtyard, provides direct access to the seashore and miles of sandy beaches.
The resort also features 27 holes of spectacular golf nestled within majestic Carolina pine trees, flowering magnolias and moss-draped oaks. Twenty well-groomed tennis courts are available, as well as bicycle rentals to go for a ride on the beach or explore Hilton Head's famed 50-mile network of bike paths.
The Sonesta Resort is sold out for the conference. Rooms are available at other hotels nearby, such as the Park Lane Hotel and Suites (843-686-5700). Please note there is no shuttle between the Sonesta and other hotels, but taxis and Uber are available.
Transportation to Hilton Head
The closest major airport to Hilton Head Island is Savannah, Georgia (SAV). The airport is served daily by American Airlines, Delta, JetBlue, and United. From Savannah airport, it is about a 45-minute drive to Hilton Head. Shuttle services are available from the airport to the hotel, with advance reservations. K Shuttle offers a shared shuttle ride for $84 per person roundtrip. Please allow 1.5 hours for the shuttle between the hotel and the airport.
Other choices include Hilton Head Island Airport (HHH), which has several American Airlines passenger flights per day to Charlotte, NC, aboard twin-engine turboprops. The airport is about five miles from the Sonesta Resort, with rental cars and taxis available at the airport.
For attendees who prefer to fly on Southwest Airlines, the closest airport served by Southwest is Charleston, South Carolina (CHS), about a two-hour drive from Hilton Head. There is no shuttle service from Charleston airport to the resort.
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While you are on Hilton Head Island for the conference, plan to spend some time taking advantage of the area's numerous recreational opportunities.
Hilton Head Island is second largest barrier island on the East Coast (second in overall size to Long Island). The diverse natural life, beauty of the landscape, and richness of the culture forever intrigue visitors, new residents and natives alike.
Other features that tend to leave lasting impressions include the wide, flat expanses of marsh grass, the shrill songs of tree frogs and katydids, the silhouettes of live oak trees -- their long, arching limbs shrouded in Spanish Moss. Then there's the seemingly omnipresent water comprised of the tidal marshes, rivers and embayments.
Activities available on Hilton Head include fishing charters, kayaking, paddleboarding, surfing, bike tours, dolphin watching tours, golf, and tennis.
Outside Hilton Head is the island's leading outfitter and provider of guided recreational tours. With a team of 28 captains, guides, and educators, Outside Hilton Head can provide you with a safe and comfortable experience exploring the island's natural beauty.
For more information visit OutsideHiltonHead.com.