Hospitality Awards 2022 Page 39 LUXlife Hospitality Awards 2022 Point South KOA was purchased by the Olendorf family back in 1983 to serve the camping public, and is situated in the beautiful, historic low country of South California. A stopping spot on the US interstate highway I-95, it mainly serves travellers going from Florida or north to the eastern states of the US. KOA provides clean, well-cared-for natural camping environments at over 500 locations in the US and Canada. Point South KOA Holiday Park & Camping Hospitality Excellence Award 2022 Aug22088 A KOA Holiday is the perfect choice for overnight or multiple-night stays in the peace and quiet. From premium tent sites and RV sites with KOA Patio® to deluxe cabins and glamping, travellers aren’t short of options when it comes to accommodation in the South Californian woodland. Its glamping facilities are inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, Erro Saarinen, LeRoy Nieman, combined with the Kampgrounds of American A-frame. The A-frame building defines a chain of franchised campgrounds that have remained an icon of the industry since 1962. In the early 2000s, Point South KOA transformed from an average campground with a national brand logo to having a hospitality-centric goal of serving the upper income camping traveller who has invested in a motorhome or trailer as their second home, a vehicle to live in that is valued in the $100,000+ range. Point South KOA offers long pull-through sites for travellers’ convenience, being 1/8 of a mile from I-95 at exit 33. At the campground, channels of digital cable are available alongside high-speed wi-fi from five independent routers carrying a signal of 200 x 50 at each KOA site. It is a base camp for the great outdoors, with day trips to Savannah, Charleston, Beaufort, Edisto, Bluffton, Wild Life Refuge, and Hilton Head Island, just to name a few. Adventurers, foodies, shoppers, beach bums, and history buffs have plenty of things to do during their stay, including gem mining at Point South Mining Company; wine tasing at any of the six regional wineries; onsite Kamp K9 for dogs and walks; outdoor pool open all year round; pizza and wings delivered to your door; community campfires; and much more. Point South KOA has also been certified as a National Wildlife Habitat, with various species of birds, lizards, turtles, and butterflies that can be spotted as guests explore the woods. Egrets, cormorants, wrens, kingfishers, kill deer, cardinals, and woodpeckers are among species that reside at the haven that is Point South KOA. There is also a 12 acre lake just a short walk past Kamp K9 over the footbridge. Every morning, guests can wake up to the smell and taste of a freshly ground cup of coffee at the Swimming Mermaid Coffee House & Wine Bar. Its coffee beans are carefully selected from a local coffee roaster who makes certain the product is harvested free trade, organic, and bird-friendly. The coffee house is proud to offer blends including medium, dark, decaf, and espresso, with lattes, cappuccinos, iced coffees, and premium hot cocoa also available throughout the day. Ultimately, visitors to Point South KOA delight in their stays at the campground, leaving five-star review after five-star review. One traveller says, “We frequently stay at the Point South KOA and we always have a good time. The campground is always clean and well-maintained and the staff is always professional courteous and fun.” Another traveller shares, “Easy to make last minute reservation and they escorted us to our site even though it was after 8 pm. Very friendly and level sites. Quiet campground for easy on and off of 95.” Someone else says, “Absolutely LOVED this KOA. I like that it’s not huge, has lots of shade area, and the landscape/garden area throughout were a nice touch. As I was traveling alone I enjoyed the coffee and wine bar and wings and pizza delivered to your site. Outstanding, friendly staff. Will stop again.” Company: Point South KOA Website: outh/?fbclid=IwAR1KqOKk9gv9RIo9rGF-HqR L6Is1jJhBCTe503Icq4crlpWLC1vBNz8AdVs