• Laiken James

2021 Grand Palms Resort Updates

Updated: Dec 17, 2021


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There's been a lot happening at Grand Palms Resort! This article serves as a recap of the changes that have been happening in and around the Resort. Highlights include (click to go to the desired section):


New and Exciting Name for Our Resort

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Our New Logo

We are pleased to announce a new era at our Resort! At the beginning of 2021, Plantation Resort was renamed Grand Palms Resort. This name change shifts emphasis from the Resort’s location within the Deerfield Plantation community to the unparalleled vacation experiences that the Resort has provided over the last 42 years and will continue to provide in the future for thousands of visiting families and owners.


“The last few years have brought exciting changes to the Resort,” says Blaine Liljenquist, CEO. “Our partnership with Wyndham Destinations enables us to offer new vacation opportunities to our owners. The beautiful, new check-in building that opened in March 2020 heralds a new level of quality that will continue in Resort-wide upgrades over the coming years. And our new name that more closely reflects our values of providing exceptional vacation experiences to our owners and guests."


Read more about the name change in our article, New and Exciting Name for Plantation Resort - Grand Palms Resort.

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Introducing Our New Website - GrandPalmsResortMB.com


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Grand Palm Resort's new website

TA DA! We reveal to you, our beloved owners and guests, the newest website for Grand Palms Resort. This beautiful and easy-to-use website will serve as a wealth of information for you at the touch of a mouse click. You’ll find the Resort Blog, Welcome Magazine, the latest activities, photos of the condos, messages from management, and more!


Read more about the new website in our article, A New Name Calls for a NEW Website! Introducing GrandPalmsResortMB.com.

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New Front Desk Building


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Have you seen our new Front Desk yet? The spacious check-in area will feel like a breath of fresh air after your travels and will set your mood for a glorious vacation experience. Our business center will help you take care of your online needs including printing off tickets or taking care of a quick email. Most of all, we want you to “relax” in the new Front Desk. We hope you’ll come visit the Front Desk and tell us what you think. Let this be the beginning of an unforgettably fantastic vacation!


Read more about the new Front Desk in our article, Please Come See Our New Front Desk!

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2020 Owner Survey Results


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Thank you so much for your participation in our owner survey we sent out in 2020. Your feedback is very much appreciated! It helps us to focus on the improvements you'd like to see so we can offer you the best vacation experience possible at Grand Palms Resort.


Read more about the owner survey results in our article, 2020 Owner Survey Responses.

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The Resort's Comment Cards are now Digital


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One of the best ways to communicate with us is by submitting a comment card about your experience at Grand Palms Resort. We encourage you to fill out the comment card online at any point during your stay, that way we can address anything that may be amiss and ensure that you have an exceptional vacation experience with us. Of course, we love hearing all about what you are enjoying too! Your comments are essential to helping us provide the best vacation experience possible. To fill out our online comment card visit bit.ly/GPRComment.


Read more about the digital comment card in our article, We're Listening! The Comment Card is now Digital!

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Resort Improvements


We've been super busy making lots of improvements for you to enjoy on your next vacation at Grand Palms Resort. Here are a few of the improvements you have to look forward to:


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RFID locks have been installed to all the entrances to our amenities.

RFID Locks Project - All locks on the condo doors have been replaced with RFID locks, replacing the magnetic stripe locks. Simply touch your card to the white block at the top and unlock the door to your vacation. These locks will keep your unit secure and they will last much longer than our old locks, as they are much more resistant to our salty air. We've also added RFID locks to all the entrances to our amenities - Outdoor Pool, Indoor Pool, Activity Center, and Lazy River.


Enjoy these improvements on your Myrtle Beach Vacation at Grand Palms Resort, formerly Plantation Resort.
After

Enjoy these improvements on your Myrtle Beach Vacation at Grand Palms Resort, formerly Plantation Resort.
Before

Artificial Turf - Along with our salty air, pool locations are notoriously bad environments for grass. In addition, the outdoor pool's grass is in high traffic areas making it difficult for grass to thrive. So we've upgraded the grass at the Outdoor Pool with artificial turf.

Window Replacements - 125 windows have been replaced from 2017-2021. So far, 20-40 have been replaced this year with 50 more estimated to be replaced by end of 2021.

Door Replacements - A total of 20 doors will be replaced by the end of the year.


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New IP Phones in the Condos

Switching Phones from analog to digital - More than 20% will be converted over by the end of the year.

New Sidewalks, Curb and Gutter - As you walk along buildings 229 to 243, you may notice the beginning of sidewalks that will eventually create a continual path all along the odd side of the buildings. There’s also sidewalks along the trash receptacle areas so that you can keep you feet clean and dry as you take out the trash. We redid the roadside sidewalks between building 201 and 207. We’ve added curbing to the even side of Double Eagle Drive between the Activity Center and building 206, creating a more clean-cut and beautiful aesthetic. This also improves drainage when big storms come our way. We’re planning to add more curbing in the coming year in front of buildings 210 to 216.

Lighting and Landscaping - As we move along the road with curbs and sidewalks, we are continuing to add bollard lighting along the sidewalk and outside the Outdoor Pool wall. With new curbing and guttering comes new landscaping. More than 12,500 sq. ft. of new sod has been laid so far with more to come!


To look back on 2020 improvements refer to our article, 2020 Resort Improvements.

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Construction in the Community Surrounding Grand Palms Resort



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New Construction Has Begun Around the Resort

The Ocean Palms residential development has begun construction on its second phase of homes along side of our Resort behind the odd side of Double Eagle and Presidential Drives. A new developer has begun clearing the land behind the even side of Double Eagle Drive. Although there may be lots of dirt to see now, we hope that these new developments will only add to the view of what used to be part of the old south golf course. And once the dust from the construction has settled, we will be planting additional palms and other beautiful greenery between our new neighbors and the Resort. We're committed to making Grand Palms Resort your vacation oasis and a beautiful vacation destination for you now and for years to come.

Read more about the nearby construction in our article, Updates in the Community Surrounding Grand Palms Resort.

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New Traffic Light at the Platt Boulevard Entrance


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New Traffic Light at Platt Blvd, the Entrance to the New Front Desk

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Directions from the Old Front Desk to the New Front Desk

With all these road changes, you may ask, "how do I navigate to the Resort?" Well the new Front Desk and the new gas station are easier than ever to reach using the new traffic light at Platt Boulevard. Many of our guests have found themselves at the old Front Desk for one reason or another and we’re here to tell you that the trip from the old Front Desk to the new Front Desk is a simple matter. Simply drive around the right (North) corner of the old building to the new building shown below.


The distance is enough that we recommend driving unless you really want to get your steps in; the distance is around 300 feet from the old Front Desk to the new Front Desk.


Read more about how to navigate the Grand Palms Resort in our article, Directions to Grand Palms Resort - Navigating to Your Favorite Vacation Destination.

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Come enjoy these updates in person!

Its been an eventful year with all these changes. We hope that this article was helpful and served as a great source of information for our 2021 updates. Reserve your stay by calling us at 888-913-4477 or you can email us at reservations@grandpalmsresortmb.com and one of our friendly Reservation Representatives will be happy to assist you.



Enjoy these improvements on your Myrtle Beach Vacation at Grand Palms Resort, formerly Plantation Resort.


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