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2021 BRH Partner Cup

Four Girls at a Golf Raffle Table

2021 BRH Partner Cup

Golf is known to be a pastime that’s good for relieving stress. And with 90 golf courses, Myrtle Beach offers plenty of opportunities to spend the day playing a relaxing round or two. We love any chance to tee up at any of these spectacular courses, especially when it’s for a good cause.

On March 2nd, 2021, Brittain Resorts and Hotels had the opportunity to do just that as we hosted our charity golf tournament, the BRH Partner Cup. Held at the Pine Lakes Country Club, the event helped raise money for the 10th Anniversary of the David L. Brittain Memorial Scholarship. Pine Lakes Country Club, also known as “The Grandaddy”, is Myrtle Beach’s first golf course and one of the most prestigious courses along the Grand Strand.

Group of Employees at Annual Partner Golf Cup

We started the morning with a Starbucks station at check-in and for lunch, offered a delicious spread provided by Sea Captain’s House. We had DJ Nigel (our resident DJ who entertains at almost all the Brittain Resorts and Hotels oceanfront properties) at the event playing music, keeping the energy up, and creating a fun environment for everyone.

This wasn’t your typical 18-holes of golf. We made sure to add in some friendly competition and mixed it up by featuring the following games throughout:

  • Longest Drive Contest – winner received a private party to “Wine & Dine” up to 8 people at Sea Captain’s House
  • Closest to the Pin Contest – winner received a 1-week stay at North Beach Resort & Villas
  • Rent a Pro – Jarrin Josue from Compass Cove was on site of one of the holes to assist the teams in lowering their scores by hitting the ball for them
  • Guess the Amount of Golf Tees in the Jar – closest guess won a 39-inch smart TV
Group of Girls at Raffle Table

We also raffled off a brand new 2021 golf cart and held a 50/50 raffle which totaled up to around $1,200 for the winner.

The whole golf tournament was a great success, and we would like to personally thank all of our sponsors and partners who helped make the event possible!

Cart in two Golf Carts
  • A & I Restoration
  • Ally Management
  • Allegra Marketing
  • Anaptyx
  • Belfor Restoration
  • Body Armor
  • Best Buy
  • Carolina Cool
  • Cheney Brothers
  • Chestnut Hill Restaurant
  • Cintas
  • Coca Cola Consolidated
  • Commercial Elevator Consultants
  • Condo World
  • Cooper Services
  • DJ Nigel
  • Fuel
  • Global Amenities
  • Go Moment
  • HD Supply
  • Healthy Home
  • HTC
  • Hucks Pool Company
  • Industrial Plant
  • Low Country
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • Oceanfront Guru
  • Orkin Pest Control
  • Otis Elevator
  • Parking Management Company
  • Pine Lakes Country Club
  • Rooter Express
  • Strand Supply
  • Sea Captains House
  • Thyssen Elevator
  • True Blue Nursery
  • US Foods
  • USI Insurance Services
  • Vines Plumbing
  • WTS
  • Wyndham

2020 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award Winners

2020 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award Winners

How did you hear about the last resort you booked in Myrtle Beach? If you’re like millions of other travelers, you may have researched it on Tripadvisor, one of the world’s largest travel platforms. Tripadvisor is known as the place to go to check out reviews and opinions of fellow travelers. You can see what people are saying about everything from the poolscape to the view from the balcony before ever even booking your trip. These reviews aren’t only viewed by potential guests, but used by Tripadvisor to recognize the best resorts based on consistently high rankings.

Tripadvisor recently announced the 2020 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award winners and Brittain Resorts and Hotels is honored to have four of our oceanfront resorts on the list. This particular award is based on a year of Tripadvisor reviews and recognizes the resorts that have consistently received great traveler feedback, which places them in the top 10% of hospitality businesses around the world. The resorts that won this prestigious award include:

The Strand

Dayton House Resort

Ocean Reef Resort

Paradise Resort

How did you hear about the last resort you booked in Myrtle Beach? If you’re like millions of other travelers, you may have researched it on Tripadvisor, one of the world’s largest travel platforms. Tripadvisor is known as the place to go to check out reviews and opinions of fellow travelers. You can see what people are saying about everything from the poolscape to the view from the balcony before ever even booking your trip. These reviews aren’t only viewed by potential guests, but used by Tripadvisor to recognize the best resorts based on consistently high rankings.

Tripadvisor recently announced the 2020 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award winners and Brittain Resorts and Hotels is honored to have four of our oceanfront resorts on the list. This particular award is based on a year of Tripadvisor reviews and recognizes the resorts that have consistently received great traveler feedback, which places them in the top 10% of hospitality businesses around the world. The resorts that won this prestigious award include:

Four Girls at a Golf Raffle Table

2021 BRH Partner Cup

2021 BRH Partner Cup Golf is known to be a pastime that’s good for relieving stress. And with 90 golf courses, Myrtle Beach offers plenty

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Top 7 Interview Tips to Help You Leave a Great Impression

Top 7 Interview Tips to Help You Leave a Great Impression

Do you have an interview coming up? If so, let’s make sure you leave an impression! We all understand how nerve wracking this process can be, so our team compiled a list of tips and tricks just for you! These interview tips are sure to turn your work opportunities into offers!

Check out these Top 7 Interview Tips to help you ace that interview! 

1. Tailor your Resume & Cover Letter

When a recruiter or hiring manager is reviewing your resume, they’re scanning for the best possible match for the available role. Tailor your resume to highlight experience applicable to the role you’re applying for to immediately stand out. Steer clear of generic cover letters. Don’t make someone dig to get to the good part, lead with your best foot forward!

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2. Do Your Research

When a candidate comes in already armed with knowledge and questions about the company, it always leaves a great impression. It shows the interviewer that the candidate has prepared and is taking the opportunity seriously. It also shows that the candidate is interested and truly cares about the company and position.

3. If Something has Changed, Be Honest

Sometimes things can change, that’s just a part of life. If your interest in the role has changed or something comes up that will affect your attendance, reach out and let your interviewer know. A lot of time and effort goes into the hiring process for recruiters and hiring managers, and people will remember if you did not show up for an interview without notice. Taking the time to let the company know that you are no longer interested or that there was an emergency is a great way to move on/ continue without burning a bridge. 

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4. Dress to Impress!

No matter if you are interviewing for an entry-level position or a management role, your appearance is the first thing your interviewer notices. Dressing well for an interview shows that your interest in the position is serious and ups your chances of being hired! When one conducts an interview, along with assessing the conversation and experience of a candidate, they are looking for someone who is going to be a great representative for their company. A candidate that arrives unkempt to an interview gives a bad impression initially and immediately reduces their chance of being hired.

5. Don’t Be Afraid to Ask Questions

Everyone loves it when candidates ask questions about their company culture as well as specifics about the role for which they are interviewing. The interviewer enjoys the chance to talk about the company and get a candidate excited about working with them. Asking role-specific questions also shows that a candidate knows what position they are applying for and is taking the time to make an informed decision in the event they are offered the position.

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6. Stay Focused and Visibly Engaged

During your interview, it is very important that you stay engaged in conversation with the interviewer(s). The more focused and engaged you are during the process makes for a smooth interview as well as shows how important the job is to you. You want to leave the impression that you care and are excited about the opportunity. No one wants to hire someone who seems uninterested! 

7. Thank Interviewer(s) in Person and By Email

As you have probably noticed, politeness, kindness, and engagement go a long way in the interview process. Why not end it that way too? We suggest to always thank your interviewer(s) for their time and consideration after the fact to show your appreciation. It takes a lot of time and planning for hiring managers, so they will appreciate the thought and consideration. Always thank each person after the interview is complete and then make sure to send a follow-up “thank you” email as well. Bonus points if you remember their names as well as touch on something discussed within the interview! This not only shows how excited you are for the opportunity but also keeps your name front and center. 

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Four Girls at a Golf Raffle Table

2021 BRH Partner Cup

2021 BRH Partner Cup Golf is known to be a pastime that’s good for relieving stress. And with 90 golf courses, Myrtle Beach offers plenty

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Brittain Resorts: Be the Blue- Making Waves for Superior Results

The Breakers Resort Team at the 2020 Leadership Conference

Brittain Resorts & Hotels is a family run
company that has been perfecting the family vacation since 1943. We specialize
in creating a unique Myrtle Beach vacation experience for our guests and offer
a selection of oceanfront resorts that can accommodate any size group and
budget. With over 5,300 rooms, suites and condos, 35 onsite restaurants and
bars, and over 210 pools and lazy rivers, it takes quite the team to ensure
we’re keeping our amenities and resorts in optimal condition for our
guests. 

Brittain Resorts & Hotels is comprised of
a large team of employees that each play a vital role in helping us serve over
2.7 million guests annually. We set the bar high and the amazing experiences we
offer wouldn’t be possible without their constant hard work, dedication, and
positive attitudes. Each year, we host a one day leadership conference that
allows us to provide employees with continued education on our brand, get the
latest company wide information, set future goals, and the chance to honor
outstanding teammates and resorts.

Brittain Resorts & Hotels Executive Team

The name of the 2020 Leadership Conference was
Be the Blue: Making Waves for Superior
Results
. The day started with company updates from J. Matthew Brittain, our
CEO, followed by Team Member of the Year Awards and a keynote speaker. The
conference then broke out into smaller sessions which focused on Busy-ness Breakthrough Insights, Blue Practices, and Soaring to Blue Heights. One of the featured events was a team
building event that involved the entire company.

We’re proud of each and every one of our employees, and recognized the following team members and resorts that had an exceptional year at the conclusion of the conference. The following awards were given out during this year’s 2020 Leadership Conference:

  • Starbucks Team of the Year — Caribbean Starbucks
  • Housekeeping Team of the Year — Dayton House
  • Guest Services Team of the Year — Dayton House
  • Maintenance Team of the Year — The Strand
  • Property Accounting Team of the Year — Grand Cayman
  • Food & Beverage Team of the Year — Compass Cove
  • Homeowners Services Team of the Year — The Breakers Resort and North Beach Plantation
  • Most Improved Overall Performance — Compass Cove
  • Team Leader of the Year — Jason Mattice
  • Team Leader of the Year — Brittany Park
  • General Manager of the Year — Daniel Locklear
  • Resort of the Year — Dayton House
  • Team Member of the Year — Patricia Gardner
  • Team Member of the Year — Chelsea Tuazon
  • Support Services Team of the Year — Team Member Services
Daniel Locklear, General Manager of the Year

We had a wonderful time at this year’s leadership conference and are already looking forward to next year’s event! We take pride in our company and employees and are excited to see what the future holds for Brittain Resorts & Hotels! For more news and updates about Brittain Resorts and Hotels, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Serving Lattes and the Community

“To inspire and nurture the human spirit” is more than just Starbucks’ mission statement, it is the foundation from which the company was built and continues to thrive. Lisa Kyser, who began her journey with Starbucks as a barista embodies that mission. From serving guests a cup of their favorite bodacious brew to serving the community, Lisa has a true servant’s heart. That heart beats with a desire to make a difference, “One person, one cup, one neighborhood at a time.” 

In recognition of Lisa’s hard work and dedication to both Starbucks, fellow employees and her customers, Lisa Keyser was recently promoted to Creative Director at the Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort’s Starbucks. Responsible for cultivating a unique environment, Lisa shares with the excitement recognized by her peers, “I analyze different trends by keeping connected on multiple Starbucks social media platforms and then develop interactive ideas for each store. My main goal is to create ways to connect with our customers while also benefiting our community, all while bettering our store, she details. 

“Socktober” Donations

Lisa worked her way through the ranks at Starbucks the good ole fashioned way, which includes the hard work one would expect. Additionally, her passion for doing good and making a difference fueled efforts to put her passion to work in the community. In 2019, Keyser and her Starbucks team hit the ground running – literally. They participated in the American Heart Association walk fundraiser, along with the rest of the Brittain company. During Veteran’s Day, offering a free tall drip coffee to their customers who had served – a tradition Lisa says they plan to continue every year. In October, Lisa and her team also organized a drive to collect socks to donate to local schools under the guise of “Socktober”. “I like to incorporate a twist of fun when thinking of ways to give back. It keeps both the customers and my teammates engaged, she explains.”

Up next on Lisa’s mission is to create a way to give back to our troops by way of creating cards for Starbucks customers to fill out while fueling up. After that, she and her team plan to tackle the hunger epidemic through a Backpack Buddies/Help4Kidz charity drive to raise funds and supplies for local school-aged children who lack the proper necessities to thrive in school. 

Lisa proudly admits that her charitable nature was instilled in her at a young age. “I grew up watching my parents give back and they still do it to this day.” Now, she hopes that her efforts will spark the same charitable nature in someone else. “There are so many local charities that you can be a part of, my advice is to pick something near to your heart. It doesn’t have to be something big, start small. But the most important thing is to just start!

BRITTAIN RESORTS 2020 RENOVATIONS

Dayton House Renovations

The future’s looking bright for Brittain Resorts as we’ve been busy making tons of exciting updates and renovations to some of our resorts and hotels. We want all of our guests to have the best Myrtle Beach vacation experience, and believe that all starts with our oceanfront accommodations. We’re constantly making improvements each year and are thrilled to let you know we’ve been working on. 

BRAND NEW

We’ve made some major renovations to what was previously known as the Long Bay Resort. After brightening up the exterior, pool deck and exterior hallways with fresh coats of coral, gray, and white paint, we’ve completely rebranded the resort. We’re excited to be booking stays for 2020 at the new oceanfront Grande Cayman Resort! Inside the rooms have completely been remodeled. They now have a more modern style, with pops of turquoise and coral. Other fresh touches include a white shiplap accent wall, dark wood laminate flooring, as well as revamped bathrooms with brand new vanity mirrors and tile.

For the company, we have a new centralized laundry facility that’s going to be utilized by our staff. It’s a large warehouse that will fulfill all of our laundry needs and will be used by all of our resorts in Myrtle Beach. This facility makes cleaning easier and more efficient for our dedicated housekeeping staff as they prepare accommodations for upcoming resort stays.

RENOVATIONS

The entire building of the Caribbean Resorts & Villas has been repainted with dark blue and turquoise colors. Not to mention, the Jamaican and Chelsea House units are being completely remodeled with gorgeous modern upgrades and beach decor. It’s neighboring restaurant, Sea Captain’s House, has also been busy freshening up for 2020. Last year they introduced a brand new oceanfront outdoor bar that’s been a hit. This year, they’ve shifted their focus indoors. They’re excited to be adding a new inside bar, as well as a sushi bar. The whole interior will change as they shift to a more open concept flooring plan. The walls received a fresh coat of white paint, and the bathrooms have all been renovated. Plus, get your taste buds ready as some tasty new additions will be making their way on the menu very soon. 

Dayton House Resort has a few renovations currently in the works. We’re fixing up the north, middle, and west buildings of the resort. These buildings are being modeled after the suites and south buildings and we’re expecting the project to be completed by summer of 2020. With the completion of this project, all accommodations at Dayton House Resort will be remodeled and upgraded! 

COMING SOON

There’s a lot of construction happening around The Breakers Resort. We’ve completely torn down the Pirates Cove and Palmetto buildings to make room for a brand new resort—the oceanfront Marriott Springhill Suites/Courtyard. This tower will have 26 stories and a ton of fantastic amenities. There will be a breakfast dining area, state of the art fitness center, business center, outdoor dining, oceanfront pool, and fire pits. Construction has already started and we’re expecting the building to be completed by spring of 2022.

We’re excited about all these renovations, new additions, and projects under construction. To follow along and check out all the updates, follow us on Facebook and Instagram at @brh_team.