On the Road: From DFW to Hilton Head Island

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In need of a little island time? Consider today’s post a mini vacation—we’re recapping Mary-Frances’ recent research trip to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina!

From DFW to Hilton Head Island

A little background for you: Mary-Frances and The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa have partnered to host a familiarity trip for members of the wedding industry. The event will take place August 9-12 and will be attended by expert designers and planners from New York City, Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, and everywhere in between.

IMG_2534Just wait until you see the invitation inside! Design by Melanie Frazier for DFW Events | Calligraphy by Tara Jones

While we can’t reveal all of the exciting details surrounding the Fam just yet, we can give you a little sneak peek into Mary-Frances’ top takeaways from her initial visit and share a few Instagram-worthy moments as well!

TOP TAKEAWAYS: The Westin’s Well-Being Movement
photos: @maryfranceshurt and @dfwevents on Instagram

Mary-Frances valued learning about the Westin brand’s six pillars of well-being during her stay on Hilton Head Island. This global initiative was designed to inspire guests to discover new approaches to well-being—here’s how that played out during Mary-Frances’ visit to the Lowcountry!

Sleep Well: “Two words: Heavenly Bed. As much as I looked forward to all of my activities and meetings, it was hard to convince myself to leave the comfort of my room each morning!”

Eat Well: “As a yoga-lover who’s passionate about health and wellness, I was so impressed by the SuperFoodsRx™ offerings on The Westin’s menu. They strike a balance of great food that you feel good about eating—think egg white omelets, whole-wheat blueberry pancakes, a delicious juice bar, and more. The cookies and milk my family received in our room upon arrival weren’t bad, either!”

Welcome cookies from The Westin Hilton Head Island

Move Well: “Bike rides on the beach and kayaking with my daughter courtesy of Outside Hilton Head were definite trip highlights.”

Bike ride in the Lowcountry


Feel Well: “Who couldn’t feel well at the beach? Aside from the ocean breezes, I loved the Pluff Mud Love mask I received in my welcome bag and the signature White Tea scent lingering in the lobby. So relaxing!”

Amenity kit from The Westin Hilton Head Island

Work Well: “My Wi-Fi extended all the way to the beach—perfect for checking emails with a view.”

Play Well: “While my kids loved playing ping pong in the resort courtyard, I had the time of my life on shark fishing expedition!”

Shark fishing on Hilton Head Island


We are so excited to introduce our friends and industry partners to the natural beauty of Hilton Head Island next month, and to celebrate the exciting things unfolding at The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa as well! Want to stay up-to-date with the latest news? Say “I do” to following #WedAtTheWestin on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!