Greetings from Towers at North Myrtle Beach!
Spring is finally here in North Myrtle Beach! We are busy gearing up for Summer 2013 and all of the fun that it will bring. We are busy with improvements to make the stays of each of our guests the best that they can be. Make your vacation plans today - call or book online! Our vacation planners are ready to help you plan your memorable beach vacation.
News from Towers at North Myrtle Beach
Valentine's Day Dinner
3500 Ocean Grill, at our sister resort, the Prince Resort at The Cherry Grove Pier had an awesome Valentine's Day dinner this year. Guests dined on she-crab soup, seared salmon with pineapple relish and more! "We love adding an extra spark to our guests' love life." said Stephanie Chestnut, manager at The Prince Resort at the Cherry Grove Pier.
American Heart Association
Towers at North Myrtle Beach has kicked off it's 2013 fundraising campaign for the American Heart Association. We had a bake sale and held a 50/50 raffle with our employees. The winner of the raffle was announced on Easter morning. We also had our annual Spaghetti Dinner on Monday, April 15th. We hope to raise more money this year than we did last year!
News from the Beach
Sea Turtle Season is Almost Here!
Loggerhead turtles are an endangered species of sea turtles (and our state reptile) found in our area. Loggerhead turtle nesting season begins in May and lasts through October.
Persistent population declines due to pollution, shrimp trawling and development in their nesting areas - among other factors - have kept this beautiful creature on the endangered species list since 1978.
These sea turtles can grow to be three feet long and almost as wide! They often grow to weigh between 250 and 350 pounds. They are primarily carnivores - munching on jellyfish, conchs, crabs and fish. Sometimes they even eat seaweed.
Female sea turtles will crawl out of the ocean to lay her eggs. She will spend between 30 and 45 minutes digging. She will then lay around 100 ping-ping ball-sized eggs. Once her eggs have been laid, she will return to the ocean and will never see the eggs or her hatchlings ever again. It will take between 45 and 65 days for the eggs to hatch depending on the temperature of the sand. It is estimated that only 1 out of 1,000 of these turtles makes it to adulthood. Nests can often be lost to predators such as raccoons, dogs, ghost crabs, sea birds, ants, as well as shoreline erosion and human predation.
There are some things that you can do to help when you visit the beach:
As folks make their way back to the beach this summer, please keep these regulations in mind. They are the laws of North Myrtle Beach and help make the beach safer and more fun for everyone.
Suzanne Fair | Director of Housekeeping
Our featured Employee for the month of April is Suzanne Fair, who is the director of housekeeping here at The Prince Resort at The Cherry Grove Pier.
Suzanne has been a team player since her first day of work. She started here in the accounting department and transitioned into the Front Office Manager position. During her tenure at the front desk, Suzanne improved the customer service that we were providing and she created a lasting relationship with many of the guests that visited. Suzanne has now made her newest transition into her position as our Director of Housekeeping. We are excited to see the improvements that she is already bringing to that department.
Many of you have had the privilege of meeting Suzanne, but what you may not know is the amazing journey that she has been on during the last year. Suzanne lost her husband of fourteen years, David, last year due to weight-related issues. Because of his weight, he developed Type 2 Diabetes at a very early age. He later developed Coronary Artery Disease and renal failure. After he passed away, at age 50, Suzanne realized that it was time for her to get serious about her health. She knew she needed to get her weight under control. Suzanne lost her first 20 pounds out of grief. She then joined Weight Watchers, which taught her better eating habits. She lost another 35 pounds. Suzanne has lost a total of 55 pounds since May 31st, 2012.
While Suzanne was losing her weight, she began a 'bucket list' of things that she wanted to do during her lifetime. Running a 5K was a the top of her list. Suzanne completed her first 5K on February 15th, 2013 during the Myrtle Beach Marathon. She finished the race in 34:49 chip time and she placed 555 our of 923. Suzanne has signed up to run the Diva's 5K in May!
"I know my late husband is very proud of me and I am doing this in honor of his memory. I want everyone to know that getting their weight under control is the best defense against a disease that affects every part of your body. Nothing that you eat is worth the destruction that this disease puts you through," says Suzanne.
"We are all very proud of her" says Stephanie Chestnut, manager at The Prince Resort, "She is an inspiration to all of us!"
"If you want to be oceanfront and on the beach, this is the place to be! We arrived on a Sunday afternoon for our Spring Break getaway. Check in was a breeze, literally - the wind was blowing at 30+ miles per hour. The staff was exceptional in helping us to get into our unit quickly. We were on the 18th floor in the center of the building in a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom unit that had an absolutely spectaclar view. The unit was very clean and had very nice furnishings. The beach was fantastic and only a few steps from the building. Truly oceanfront! The pool, lazy river and hot tubs were clean and well-maintained. Our only complaint had nothing to do with the resort, it was the weather. We were in the unit March 24-31 and the weather was cold, uppper 40s and low 50s with a strong wind. Not what we had hoped for. We pulled the chairs up by the windows in our unit and relaxed looking out onto the ocean. It was as if we were sitting on the beach, but not quite as nice, of course. The sun felt fantastic even through the windows. This was a great resort and great experience despite the weather. The staff was very friendly and would always ask where we were from and if we were enjoying our stay. We would love to return when the weather is better." thetravelingfamily12, Suburban Chicago via TripAdvisor
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