Sandestin Investments, LLC (SDI) has announced Celebrity Chef Hugh Acheson will partner with The Sandestin Hotel to develop the culinary offerings of the new hotel, slated to open April 2020. Chef Acheson, a Georgia chef and owner of eateries including Five & Ten, Empire State South, and the National, is a James Beard award winner who has competed on “Top Chef Masters” and served as a judge on “Top Chef.”
“We are looking forward to working with Sandestin to create a culinary experience like none other found on the Emerald Coast,” stated Chef Hugh Acheson. “We will marry our team’s expertise when it comes to food, beverage and brand with the principles of Sandestin to develop a four-star culinary presentation that solidifies the hotel’s four-star status.”
Chef Acheson will develop the food and beverage outlets throughout the Sandestin Hotel blending the tastes of multiple outlets including a yet-to-be-named three-meal restaurant, coffee bar and market, lobby bar experience, and the rooftop pool bar food and drink menus.
“We are excited to work with Chef Acheson as we embark on this amazing journey with the development of the new Sandestin Hotel,” stated Sara Becnel, Vice President of Development for Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. “Chef Acheson and his team bring amazing skills to the table that will heighten the travel experience our guests have while at the Sandestin Hotel. His food is absolutely delicious, and his cocktails and wine menus are outstanding.”
The new Sandestin Hotel and Conference Center will be a 250-room full-service hotel and conference center located adjacent to the Baytowne Conference Center at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. This four-star hotel is the first new development within Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in over 4 years. Guests of the hotel will have access to the many amenities offered by Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort including more than seven miles of beaches and pristine bayfront, four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, a 113-slip marina.