This winter season, Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa began a $5 million capital improvement project to enhance the guest experience at the property.

The multi-phase project will encompass several different aspects of the guest experience, from guest room improvements to outdoor dining and amenities.

“As with previous projects, this latest round of enhancements is based on feedback and suggestions from our loyal guests,” said Gary Brielmayer, Hilton Sandestin Beach’s general manager. “Every year, we use their input to improve the guest experience at the resort by making these kinds of significant upgrades.”

In November, the resort started a three-year project of upgrading bathrooms in the Emerald Tower, adding new tile, flooring and walk-in showers in select rooms, and installing sliding barn doors. The resort will also convert all the Parlor Family Suites to king bedrooms and add connecting doors, making it possible to adjoin up to three guest rooms for families.

In addition to guest room improvements, there will be major amenity upgrades to the resort’s three pool decks, including more lounge chairs and umbrellas. The three decks will be upgraded using barefoot-friendly, eco-friendly MositureShield decking, and the popular Barefoot’s Beachside Bar & Grill will receive a refreshed roof, new furniture, fresh paint, new quartz top for bar area and new shutters.

The resort will also update the menus throughout property at the seven dining options. Sandcastles Restaurant and Lounge will offer guests new, fresh seafood options such as oysters and ceviche. Located off the resort lobby, Sandcastles is the one restaurant at Hilton Sandestin Beach that serves guests from morning until evening, including late-night snacks in the Lounge — this spring, expect to taste an updated dinner menu featuring Fish House favorites.

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