Jekyll Island Club Hotel Grand Dining Room Awarded Four Diamond Rating

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The Jekyll Island Club Hotel Grand Dining Room has a long tradition of prestige and class, 127 years to be exact. Once a place where America’s elite took their meals, now the Grand Dining Room takes pride in serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Sunday Brunch, and in serving it well. Already ranked as one of North America’s select dining experiences, the Grand Dining Room has most recently been awarded the coveted Four Diamond Rating, an award only 3 percent of the 30,000 AAA approved restaurants have been awarded.

Offering a wide selection of meals from southern fares such as fried green tomatoes to coastal seafood specialties like the “Award Winning” shrimp and grits, the Grand Dining Room has created an entirely new spring menu to fit the newfound warmth of the season. Come join us and see for yourself why the Grand Dining Room was deemed a Four Diamond restaurant.
If you would like to learn more about the Jekyll Island Club Hotel Grand Dining Room, please visit: www.jekyllclub.com. To make reservations please call: (912) 635-5155.

10,000 Facebook Fans Like the Jekyll Island Club Hotel

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It’s official! The Jekyll Island Club Hotel Facebook page has reached 10,000 fans. Sharing content any Jekyll Island fan would love for years we have now hit a momentous milestone. The hotel has reached far and wide on other social media outlets, but Facebook takes the cake in terms of organic reach, and following. To thank fans for tuning in we have added some extra savings to our Spring Getaway rate with a discount of 30% select dates this spring. To enjoy this deal book online using the promo code FACE. We look forward to hitting another milestone. Share with all your friends and family, so they can become a Jekyll Club fan too!

Gayot Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in the U.S.

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GAYOT.com serves as a leading worldwide authority on the good life. Millions of readers turn to Gayot’s savvy, professional reviews on dining, travel and lifestyle. From “Best of” lists and travel guides, to a searchable restaurant and hotel database, Gayot provides dependable coverage while keeping up with the latest trends and news.

They recently listed their Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in the U.S. and the Grand Dining Room was listed at #3! Whether your in the mood for a leisure lunch while on vacation or a fabulous dinner experience for two. The Grand Dining Room has it all from award winning Shrimp and Grits, Crab Cakes, Bison Ribeye, Local Cheese Plate, Key Lime Pie and much more. Call us at 912-635-5155 to make a reservation for your next romantic outing!

Reservations Team a Navis Certified Power User

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Over the last couple of years our hotel has made a big switch to better track room revenue with a system called Navis. Learning any new software system is difficult, but the change has proved to be very beneficial to reporting and tracking revenue based on different campaigns. Our reservations team: Katha, Kendra, Christine, Ann and Kimberly has done a fantastic job adapting to the change along with continuously improving their metrics. With that comes a well-deserved award as the Jekyll Island Club Hotel is now considered a Certified Power User based on exceeding goals and metrics set out by Navis. Our Reservations Director Katha Gleaton Tovey has been at the helm leading her team and coaching them on a daily basis. When talking to Katha about the system she said “Learning Navis has been the most challenging and rewarding thing I have done in my 34 years in the hospitality industry, besides raising my son, and I would not trade either experience for anything!”.

It is a team effort across the company as looking at past data the marketing team can see what campaigns were effective and what needs improvement. With Navis we are able to attach a dedicated 800 number and url to all campaigns and track the number of calls and amount of revenue associated with each one.

Best Family-Friendly Golf Resorts About.com

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Just recently the Jekyll Island Club Hotel was listed on about.com as one of the Best Family-Friendly Golf Resorts. Read more about what they said and make plans to bring your golf loving family to our historic hotel for a Birdie Golf Package. Jekyll Island is home to the largest public golf course in Georgia. Located off the coast of Georgia on a barrier island in the Golden Isles we are a perfect vacation spot for families that want to work on their golf swing and enjoy many other resort amenities.

Jekyll Island Club Hotel was once the stomping ground of millionaires. The historic golf club is Georgia’s largest public golf resort with a 9-hole course and three 18-hole courses, including Pine Lakes with its family tees. Pricing is affordable, with a $45 greens fee to get you 18 holes and a cart on any of its three quality, well-conditioned courses, throughout the year. Lessons and clinics are available for all abilities.

Wedding Giveaway in March & April

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Calling all brides to be! The Jekyll Island Club Hotel has a special Wedding Giveaway starting March 1st. Looking for a lovely Southern Destination Wedding in February 2015? Then you will want to enter our Wedding Giveaway contest for a chance to win an awesome wedding prize pack. Enter the contest on Facebook between March 1st-April 30th and be entered for a chance to win a Jekyll Island Club Signature Champagne Toast, JICH Logo’d Commemorative Flutes, Wedding Cake of your choice**, In Room Delivery on day of your wedding for up to 8 people, Ice Carving at Reception** and a JICH Logo’d Bathrobes & Gift Basket. The winner will be announced May 2nd and our sales team will reach out to help book your February 2015 wedding. We have great packages fit for all weddings. Click here to see a copy of the official rules. If the winner doesn’t claim their prize within 2 days or decides not to book a February 2015 wedding at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel a new winner will be chosen at random. Click here for a link to the contest page which will be open for entries March 1st at midnight eastern time.

We have the perfect setting with numerous venue options. Intimate or grand, casual or formal, every event is presented by a team devoted to delighting the wedding party and their guests with thoughtful planning and brilliant execution. Our hotel offers six unique settings for all wedding party sizes. For more information or to speak with one of our sales staff please call 912-635-5170.

 

**Some restrictions may apply.

Crane Weddings-Limited Dates During 2014

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Do you hear wedding bells ringing in your future this year? Still looking for that perfect venue? The historic Crane Cottage is a very popular destination for a wedding at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel. This sought-after location has just a few weekends still available for 2014.

March 22nd
June 28th
July 5th, 19th, and 26th
August 23rd

This grand, Italian Renaissance-style cottage, adjacent to the main Hotel, has a formal Sunken Garden with fountains and an upper terrace–perfect for wedding ceremonies up to 250 people. Additionally, Crane has a fountained Courtyard with arcaded loggia and seating for up to 130 people. Couples often choose the Sunken Garden with its lush trellises and fountains for their ceremony, followed by gathering beside the front Reflecting Pool Lawn for a cocktail party before a seated dinner in the Courtyard, and crowning the event with cake cutting and dancing in the Crane Living Room. Event fees for Crane weddings include use of all the Cottage grounds and interior spaces. Reservations for its thirteen guest rooms and suites are required and are additional. Call our Sales team at 912-635-5170 to learn more about making your dream wedding come true at the historic Crane Cottage in 2014. Learn more about our Wedding Packages online.

Wedding Chicks Blog

Wedding Chicks Blog at Jekyll Island

Check out this blog on Wedding Chicks website. Read more below or click here to view on their website.

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GEORGIA WEDDING AT JEKYLL ISLAND

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Jekyll Island is one of Georgia’s famed Golden Isles that lies along the Atlantic coastline midway between Savannah, GA and Jacksonville, FL.. A beautiful wedding venue for either an intimate or grand affair. To learn about this charming wedding venue click here.

To give you a taste of what this Southern wedding venue can offer you, we have an inspirational shoot captured by Jennifer Blair Photography. Bringing together Southern tradition and European charm into one. And so, here, with blue, white and a sprinkle of orange we have a sample of what your Southern wedding could be like.

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Founded in 1886, the Jekyll Island Club Hotel was once the private winter retreat of America’s wealthiest families with such members as Morgan, Rockefeller, Pulitzer and Vanderbilt. Now this Georgia wedding venue is open to you.

The Victorian clubhouse with its famed turret, along with a collection of adjacent structures, have been splendidly restored and are the centerpiece of Jekyll Island’s renowned National Historic Landmark District.

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Jekyll Island Wedding Ideas

Photography: Jennifer Blair Photography
Location: Jekyll Island Club Hotel
Event Design: Amber Veatch Designs
Floral Design: Tiffany from Liz Stewart Floral Design
Stationery: Kathryn Duckett
Makeup and Hairs Lilia B.
Wedding Dress: Annette at Chaviano Couture
Event Rentals: Beachview Tent Rentals
Model: Holly Wilkerson

Dinner for two $125 Continues in February

$125 Dinner for two

Join us at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel in February as we continue host a Dinner for Two special in the Grand Dining Room and Courtyard at Crane. $125 allows you to enjoy up to four courses off the regular dinner menu and a bottle of our Signature Wine. Step back in time at our historic hotel and savor a fine meal as the millionaires once did. Check out a Tripadvisor review to see why you should jump on this deal.

“We took advantage of a special dinner for two that they were running during October – it included FOUR courses (anything on the menu), a bottle of their house wine…and tax and gratuity included for $125. A fabulous bargain!! Compared to the Homestead and Greenbrier, we felt is was a lot more reasonable and not nearly as formal.”

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Call 912-635-5155 for reservations to the Grand Dining Room or 912-635-5200 to dine at the Courtyard at Crane. Please note available through January 31, 2014. Not available on February 9th-15th & 23rd in the Grand Dining Room. On those dates feel free to enjoy this special at the Courtyard at Crane.

 

Comedy Night 2014

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Another fun and funny weekend has wrapped up at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel. Many are still recuperating from the side stitches they received from laughing for two nights straight! We had comedians who have been on all the big name late night shows including The Late Show, Conan, Showtime, HBO, Comedy Central just to name a few. With Jeff Jena at the helm of this year’s shows again we had two fantastic evenings of comedy in the Golden Isles. With three great acts each night and even a random Georgia Bulldogs balloon attack. Jokes filled the room from beginning to the end. Don’t panic we will be offering this fun weekend again in 2015. Stay tuned for dates and package rates. Don’t forget to book your packages to enjoy reserved preferred tables in the front of the room. Here are a few snapshots of the comedians after the shows.

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Friday Night Comedians L to R Jeff Jena, Rocky LaPorte, Bengt Washburn and Tony Deyo

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Saturday Night Comedians L to R Jeff Jena, Keith Alberstadt, Karen Mills, Sid Davis

Another element to this Comedy Weekend was our “Comedy for a Cause”. Our owners read about a local young man in need of a second liver transplant with no insurance and unable to work due to his health. They decided to donate a portion of the proceeds to his cause. To learn more about Justin Trutt’s cause click here. We were able to raise $1900 for his fund to go towards getting his medical expenses covered for a while.