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Lowcountry Lifestyle Indulgence

October 1-4, 2020

My Friends,

Many of you know that Charleston, specifically downtown in the historic district, has been my home for more than 40 years.  The opportunity to share what Liz, myself, and other locals love about living here is something we have been eager to embrace and began working on last summer.

Charleston, South Carolina is internationally acclaimed for its historic architecture, pristine beaches and of classic Southern hospitality. The beauty of tourist destinations, like Rainbow Row or The Battery, reaches far beyond the historic Holy City. Charleston is a charming seaside city with it’s own unique LowCountry flair.

Downtown Charleston sits nestled between two rivers coming together to form the Atlantic ocean as locals are fond of saying.  It is also the perfect spot to tuck in your polo, grab your sunscreen (and a friend to help apply), and explore the city with friends old or new.

Charleston is known for its world-renowned historic district, but this gorgeous city is more than just a well-preserved museum. Charleston also boasts a vibrant nightlife, creative local experiences, world-class golf and centuries-old cultivated scenery. There’s a reason Charleston has earned the title of the Best City in America from Travel + Leisure 6 years in a row and this is your chance to find out why.

This October we invite you to join us for an exclusive Group retreat on the Carolina coast. The chefs, musicians and accommodations are nothing short of extraordinary. This weekend getaway in a new 5-star, downtown Charleston hotel will feature pampering amenities and individually tailored preparations.

Please select from one of the packages below and, as always, if you have any questions, or would like something customized especially for you, I welcome you to call me directly.

Warmest Regards,

George
Director, The Group

 

SPECIAL MUSICAL GUESTS

THE SPIN DOCTORS

The Spin Doctors is a Grammy-nominated American rock band from New York City, best known for their early 1990s hits.

Top 5 Hits

    1. Two Princes
    2. Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong
    3. Jimmy Olsen’s Blues
    4. What Time Is It
    5. Cleopatra's Cat

Itinerary

Wednesday, Sept 30

Officially, check-in time is 4pm.

Allowing enough time for everyone to arrive, settle in and unpack, then rest a little, be ready to join other members of The-Group later that evening for cocktails at a favorite nearby hotspot.

The G-spot lounge will be open later Thursday night prior to tonight's welcome dinner, affording you an opportunity to meet new couples and reconnect with other members.

The welcome dinner will feature a chef-tailored experience that highlights the rustic flavors of Southern comfort food.

Bring your jacket and your appetite; you won't want to miss a bite of these unique Charleston favorites. 

Thursday, October 1

During the day we want to provide you with enough free time to explore Charleston. 

We have selected a number of what  we as locals consider “must see” spots including dining, cocktails, shopping or the perfect Instagram location.  For those who want to explore what Charleston has to offer off the peninsula, please allow us to direct you to our favorite plantations, golf courses and beaches.

The G-spot lounge will open late morning and be the ideal spot to connect with another couple or two before heading out on your urban expedition.

Thursday evening cocktails will be followed by an experience unique to South Carolina, a LowCountry Boil.  Think of something similar to a New England Clam Bake, but with more Spanish Moss.

 

Friday, October 2

Good Morning Sunshine!

The rich history of Charleston lives on in the humble cobblestone walkways and well-preserved buildings from the early settlement days. Gorgeous steeples touch the sky, held together by meticulously engineered Southern colonial architecture. Charleston is a beautiful city, and we're going to take Friday as an opportunity to explore all the best city in America has to offer.

Friday evening we have something special planned – dinner and dancing with the Spin Doctors.  The rest of the details we are going to keep private for now, but you know it is going to be extraordinary!

Saturday, October 3

Wake up Saturday morning, throw open the balcony doors, and inhale the fresh Southern air rolling off the nearby harbor.

In the morning, the  G-spot lounge will open, and you're invited to drop in for a special Charleston Bloody Mary before taking on the day.

Another day, another grandiose event!

This time we will spend the evening at a lovely lifestyle party, hosted in a private, historic home downtown.  Mingle with your new friends, hit the dance floor, and let's enjoy the live music, carefully-blended beverages, and each other's company. 

Sunday, October 4

Don’t rush this morning; we know you had a late night.

Instead, take your time to get ready and we will be waiting to take you for a farewell brunch with your new friends.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

EXTEND YOUR STAY AT

KIAWAH ISLAND RESORT

We couldn't fit everything we want to to share with you into one weekend; even a long weekend.  So, if you have the time to please come to Charleston a few days early and enjoy the best beach resort in the state.  

The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Resort offers the very best in service alongside pristine beaches.  Within the resort are 5 championship golf courses, including PGA and Ryder Cup favorite, the Ocean Course.

Please make your reservations directly at: https://kiawahresort.com/accommodations/the-sanctuary-hotel/

Included With All Packages:

  • Complimentary Internet access in all Guest rooms
  • Complimentary turn-down service each night
  • Ground Transportation to Evening Events
  • Open Bar in the -g Spot Lounge
  • 24% Hotel Catering Gratuity
  • 3% Transaction Fees
  • All Portage Fees

"Pay Now" Options:

  • Pay By Credit Card
  • Auto-Bill Monthly Payments
  • Pay-By-Phone @ 843-817-2789

For Couples

Wednesday - Sunday

5 Days / 4 Nights

Social Events Only
$4,260

Deluxe King
$6,225

One Bedroom Suite
$8,230

Grand Suite
$15,340

Thursday - Sunday

4 Days / 3 Nights

Social Events Only
$3,360

Deluxe King
$5,325

One Bedroom Suite
$6,830

Grand Suite
$11,140

Friday - Sunday

3 Days / 2 Nights

Social Events Only
$2,560

Deluxe King
$3,825

One Bedroom Suite
$4,830

Grand Suite N/A

For Single Women

Wednesday - Sunday

5 Days / 4 Nights

Social Events Only
$2,315

Deluxe King
$4,925

One Bedroom Suite
$6,940

Grand Suite
$13,980

Thursday - Sunday

4 Days / 3 Nights

Social Events Only
$1,915

Deluxe King
$4,125

One Bedroom Suite
$5,640

Grand Suite
$9,980

Friday - Sunday

3 Days / 2 Nights

Social Events Only
$1,515

Deluxe King
$2,925

One Bedroom Suite
$3,940

Grand Suite
N/A

TERMS OF SERVICE & CANCELLATION CLAUSE

All payments are non-refundable, and trip insurance is strongly advised.  If you wish to cancel, we will consider your request and may refund some of your payments (trip insurance does not get refunded), minus a processing fee, at our sole discretion taking into account many factors including when you are canceling. We also may offer you, again at our sole discretion the ability to transfer your payment to one of our future trips, minus a transfer fee to be determined by us at that time.