Sonesta Resort opens after renovation

The Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, 130 Shipyard Drive, opened its doors Thursday following a $30-million renovation of its 340 rooms and common spaces.

The property represents the only all-new resort to open on Hilton Head this year and now includes a spa, lap pool, Jacuzzi and more.

The renovation of the entire resort began in December 2012, featuring the Atlanta-based design firm of Sims Patrick Studio Inc. and the architectural firm designONE studio.

Details: www.Sonesta.com/HiltonHeadIsland.