SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

October 03, 2014 18:08 ET

South Walton Hotel Sponsors Fashion Week, Featuring Regional Designers

Courtyard Sandestin at Grand Boulevard Offers a Location Within Walking Distance of All Main Events

DESTIN, FL--(Marketwired - Oct 3, 2014) - Building on the tremendous success from last year, this South Walton hotel is honored to be the "The Official Hotel " of the 2014 South Walton Fashion Week (SWFW) for a second consecutive year.

From October 6th to the 12th, SWFW takes over South Walton with a large-scale celebration of creative fashions featuring rising regional designers and models. Net proceeds from the event, presented by Visit South Walton, benefit the Arts in Education Program of the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County.

Fashion week kick off starts with a press conference on Thursday, October 9 at the Courtyard by Marriott Sandestin at Grand Boulevard, where a panel of celebrity judges, designers and representatives for Visit South Walton and SWFW will answer questions, offer interviews and debut SWFW's signature cocktail, "A Bloody Good Time", a traditional Bloody Mary combined with local brewery Grayton Beer's 30A Beach Blonde Ale.

This year's Fashion Week will showcase a new interactive experience that fans will love, featuring "pop-up shops" that will bring national and regional designs to this Walton beach hotel's front door. The main event will feature fashionable festivities and include exclusive runways shows, featuring collections from nationally acclaimed designer Mychael Knight and New York designer Jin Seo of 51 Inc.

Among those judging the competitions are Knight; Laura James, winner of America's Next Top Model Cycle 19 and Sarah Davidson, singer/songwriter and star of reality TV show Private Lives of Nashville Wives. The winner of the Emerging Designer competition will receive $1,500, a custom photo shoot from renowned fashion photographer Sheila Goode, a spread in the fashion issue of VIE magazine and a featured runway show at next year's SWFW.

The Courtyard Sandestin at Grand Boulevard Hotel offers the perfect location for SWFW attendees looking for a stay that's stylish and convenient to all the main events for Fashion Week.

Fashion forward travelers can stay connected and share their experiences with free Wi-Fi, while mingling with fashion industry leaders at the Courtyard Lobby and The Bistro. Whether you want to relax by the pool, exercise in the fitness center or just grab a bite with friend, the Courtyard Sandestin at Grand Boulevard is at the center of your SWFW needs.

Daily tickets for SWFW start at $55, with VIP packages for $150. For additional information, please contact the Cultural Arts Alliance at (850) 622-5970, or

About the Courtyard Sandestin at Grand Boulevard Hotel
Whether it's white-sand beaches and luxury shopping or modern meeting facilities and championship golf one is looking for, the Courtyard Sandestin at Grand Boulevard Hotel offers a picture-perfect setting. Guest rooms at this Destin, Florida hotel are equipped with the latest amenities, including an ergonomic desk, flat-screen TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, luxury bedding and coffee/tea service; most offering a breathtaking view. The mix of comfort and convenience is found throughout the property, with an inviting lobby featuring lounge-like seating, private media booths and The Bistro, serving breakfast, dinner and Starbucks® coffee; a fitness center; four meeting rooms and an outdoor pool and hot tub. After relaxing on the beach, enjoy shopping and dining at nearby Silver Sand Premium Outlets and Grand Boulevard Town Center.

Contact Information