Charleston, S.C. – June 20, 2018 – The 2018/19 editions of Discover CharlestonConnoisseur, Sea Island Concierge and Charleston Coast Vacation Guide are now available at the finest hotels and resorts in the Lowcountry — including Kiawah Island Golf Resort, The Sanctuary and Dunes Properties’ vacation rentals.

Beautifully redesigned, the elegant four-tome suite celebrates the rich life of the Lowcountry through oversized photography, sleek layouts and content that is both informative and accessible. All of these elements serve to highlight the best features of each of the six reimagined sections of the publications: Lowcountry Interludes, Bright & Lively, Pleasure Gardens, Culture & Heritage, Southern Delicacies and Right at Home.

Lowcountry Interludes opens the guide in dramatic fashion, allowing the stunning images to make the first impression.

Click cover to view the digital of Discover Charleson edition

Bright & Lively is just that, as it provides a concise itinerary and bite-sized descriptions of what to see and do in and around Charleston.

Pleasure Gardens offers readers who prefer longer-format pieces — and those wanting to embrace the region’s slower pace — an opportunity to indulge in a little fantasy through articles about the timeless beauty of Charleston’s sprawling properties and local retreats.

Culture & Heritage invites readers on a sensory adventure with suggestions for a self-guided tour of the city’s famed art galleries and a six-page feature on the world-renowned Spoleto USA festival.

Click cover to view the digital edition of Connoisseur

Southern Delicacies will make eyes widen and mouths water with page after page of tantalizing images and detailed descriptions of Charleston’s show-stopping culinary offerings.

Right at Home dives right into that feeling we all get when we are swept off our feet by a town: the desire to stay there. Striking images of award-winning properties hint at the possibility of turning vacation adventures into an exhilarating reality.

Whether covering stately architecture, dynamic arts scenes, exciting shopping destinations or revered dining establishments, these annual destination guides propose a sensory feast outdone only by what Charleston and its surroundings can offer. It’s only fitting that this latest edition will officially be unveiled at Chef Brett McKee’s latest project The McKee’s at 139B, a private dining and social club housed in a stylishly appointed historic downtown building right on Market Street.

“We are very excited to share the latest editions of our Charleston suite of publications,” says Marisa Beazel, President & Publisher of HCP Media. “The awe-striking photography that graces each page, complementing articles about shopping, dining, outdoor activities, historic sites and the region’s innovative talents reflects the energy that makes this part of the country so captivating.”

To learn more about our publications or to start a conversation about how you can share your Charleston story, contact Ewald Fuchs, at 305-376-4954 or [email protected].

About HCP Media
As communication experts, HCP Media, a division of McClatchy, creates innovative, market-leading, cross-platform solutions that stay ahead of consumers’ evolving media habits. A custom publishing and promotion company, HCP offers a wide variety of engaging print publications, developing and producing over 100 custom publications for hotels, airlines and other clients. The company’s reach extends beyond the travel niche and into the global luxury market, including en-suite cruise line publications and luxury lifestyle magazines. Additional custom products include multilingual destination guides, in-room hotel books, in-flight magazines, travel videos and websites, as well as accompanying sales, marketing and promotional programs. The company also produces commemorative coffee-table books, healthcare publications, program guides and other customized publications.

Beyond the written word, HCP’s top-tier marketing and branding products include custom event marketing, strategic social media and blog content, marketing publications, and materials for national and global companies targeting affluent, sophisticated consumers. Together, these turnkey, top-quality print and digital marketing solutions reach more than 80 million active travelers annually and 5 million unique monthly visitors on its combined websites. In addition, HCP’s work has been recognized with more than 292 prestigious awards for editorial, photography and design.

About Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Perched on South Carolina’s Atlantic shores, Kiawah Island Golf Resort is the crown jewel of the area’s famed barrier islands. The premier vacation destination has raised the caliber of the resort experience to the highest levels, with a sprawling property that boasts five of the best golf courses in the nation a renowned tennis center, The Spa at The Sanctuary, more than a dozen restaurants and dining facilities and a wealth of activities and sporting options. Guests are invited to take a romantic escape or start a family tradition at a place that delivers the accommodations, amenities, activities and beautiful natural environment that keep guests coming back, year-after-year. For more information, visit

About The McKee’s at 139B
A private dining and social club, The McKee’s at 139B is an event venue that combines its historic setting with the delectable dishes and incomparable hospitality of renowned chef, Brett McKee, to unforgettable effect. Taking its cues from the city of Charleston — itself a premier destination widely recognized for its history, culinary and cultural offerings — The McKee’s specializes in hosting events, dinners and gatherings with attention to detail and a personal touch.


Media Contact:
Ingrid Martinez
HCP Media
305-376-2021 – [email protected]