MYRTLE BEACH, SC--(Marketwire - Mar 20, 2013) -  It's easy to put on a good show when the world is watching, but it's how things go when there's no one looking that's really telling. For the eighth year in a row, the Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes has wowed anonymous evaluators to win a coveted AAA Four Diamond designation.

"As one of the original employees hired during the building of the resort, it has been wonderful to see the property earn the prestigious AAA Four Diamond award each and every year since opening," said Brook Ray, general manager of this Myrtle Beach spa resort.

This resort in Myrtle Beach is the only Four Diamond oceanfront resort in the area, and the designation isn't something to take lightly. "AAA's requirements for a Four Diamond rating are rigorous," David E. Parsons, president and CEO of AAA Carolinas, said in a news release. "Those that achieve this designation are among the finest hotels and restaurants in the world. Only 3.4 percent of the more than 59,000 annual inspections conducted nationally result in a Four Diamond rating."

To earn the Four Diamond rating, the Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes was visited by anonymous evaluators who looked at everything from accommodations to hospitality. What they found was a beautiful 22,000-acre resort, spacious Myrtle Beach accommodations and amenities that make it difficult to miss home.

Guest rooms feature luxurious bedding, ocean views and complimentary high-speed Internet access. Visitors can find tennis at this Myrtle Beach resort, along with a fitness center and two pools (one indoor, one oceanfront). After a day of activity, relax with a treatment at the European-style spa and then rejuvenate with a meal at any of this hotel's four dining venues, including the fine-dining Ocean on 82nd and the poolside Ocean Blu.

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About the Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes
With 22,000 acres, attentive service, an array of amenities and an oceanfront location, the Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes is a dream destination. From weddings and honeymoons to family vacations and corporate retreats, this AAA Four Diamond resort is the perfect fit. Located within an upscale residential community, accommodations feel like home with luxurious bedding, complimentary high-speed Internet access, a marble bathroom, spacious desk and breathtaking view. Opportunities for recreation range from tennis and a fully equipped fitness center to two pools and the Fishtank Kids' Club. When it's time to unwind, get pampered from head to toe at the European-style spa, or let go of life's stresses in the sauna. Companies looking for an inspiring venue for retreats, meetings and celebrations can choose from 45,000 square feet of flexible event space. A business center accommodates last-minute meeting and presentation needs. Dine poolside at Ocean Blu, or settle in for casual conversation and American cuisine at The Cove. Make the meal special at Ocean on 82nd, a fine-dining restaurant with breathtaking views, steak and fresh seafood; afterward, head to The Bar for a nightcap.

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Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes
8400 Costa Verde Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572