I’ve been to Pinehurst Resort several times and one of things I love about the place is it’s unabashed dedication to tradition with a pervasive attitude towards the future.
In other words, they never rest on their laurels. Never.
“As we like to say, ‘It’s always Pinehurst, always better,’” says Bob DedmanJr., Pinehurst Resort’s Chief Executive Officer . “We’re committed to doing everything we can to give our guests the very best experience they can possibly have at Pinehurst.”
The great news is Pinehurst Resort is enhancing the overall experience once again.
Phase one of the enhancement program includes renovation of The Carolina Hotel’s guest rooms and lobby, as well as the creation of an expanded outdoor seating area with fire pits situated outside the Ryder Cup Lounge.
Much of the project will be completed over the winter months and first half of 2022, while the guest room renovations will take place in three well-planned stages to ensure only a limited impact on guests’ stays. The remainder of the room renovations will be completed ahead of the 2024 U.S. Open.
The opulent, century-old Carolina Hotel has 230 Four-Diamond guest rooms including suites.
Here are the highlights:
- The guest rooms will undergo an expansive transformation, combining modern luxuries travelers have come to expect with Pinehurst’s historic charm and comfort. The refreshed and reconfigured rooms will have brighter interiors, new fixtures, finishes and custom-built furniture, as well as expanded bathrooms, improved lighting and soundproofing.
- The Carolina has always evoked exploration, and its lobby floors, walls, ceilings and lighting will be updated to further encourage guests to roam and discover, as will room corridors and the Carolina Coffee Shop. All work within the “Queen of the South” will pay homage to Pinehurst’s past, similar to the resort’s 2019 renovation of another of its historic hotels, The Manor.
- The improvements will continue outside as well, none more evident than the Ryder Cup Terrace. For decades, Pinehurst’s guests have retreated to the sweeping verandas circling the Carolina Hotel, soaking in the sounds and pine-scented air that make the Sandhills of North Carolina so unique. Steps off the veranda and adjacent to the Ryder Cup Lounge, the Ryder Cup Terrace will feature cozy fire pits and soft seating, making it the perfect setting to begin an evening with a pre-dinner cocktail, or to wind down after a round.