A Hilton Head Island wellness and weight-loss resort has announced plans to double the size of its campus at Shipyard Plantation.
In a multi-million-dollar expansion, Hilton Head Health will build a 30-room inn and 3,000-square-foot spa and salon, according to marketing vice president Carol Stratford. The exact cost was not disclosed.
The spa will offer massages, manicures, pedicures and facials, among other services. It should be completed by Christmas.
The two-story, 16,000-square-foot inn should be completed by spring. It marks the first time the resort will own its lodging. Currently, it rents condos from Shipyard for its 65 to 75 guests.
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"This will obviously add to the convenience factor and give our guests another option," Stratford said.
The expansion follows a push by new management to market the resort as more than a weight-loss center, Stratford said.
Michael Tompkins, former CEO at Miraval Resort & Spa in Tucson, Ariz., recently took over Hilton Head Health and plans to turn it into a "leading wellness destination in the industry," Stratford said.
The resort recently finished renovations of its on-site restaurant, True.
It's also added new programs that are less focused on intense exercise and weight loss. One program markets yoga, golf and healthy eating. It also touts outdoor recreation on the island.
"We've been super successful with the weight-loss component," she said. "We want to take all those pieces -- fitness, cooking, wellness -- and open it up to a broader market."
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