The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort is well-known for its exceptional service with Southern hospitality, as evidenced by multiple TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence. Here are some of the faces of our long-time team members, who have been welcoming guests for over 25 years.
Kathy Lupo, a longtime resident of St. Simons Island, worked for The King and Prince from 1979 until her passing in 2020. Kathy began her long career as a server in the Resort's restaurant. Four decades later, she was still serving, but in a different capacity. She took care of the King and Prince family in Kathy's Cafe, the team member break room. Every weekday, Kathy ensured that the team got a warm meal and that every new member felt welcomed in the Heart of the House. She is greatly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew her.
A native of Glynn County, Connie Towns has worked in The King and Prince Resort's Housekeeping Department for four decades, and now serves as the department manager. Some say that a smile is the most important part of a hospitality professional's uniform. Connie's love for her job and her co-workers shines through in the bright smile and positive attitude with which she greets everyone she encounters. Well-respected by her peers in the industry, Connie recently won the "Behind the Scenes" award at the inaugural Golden Isles Hospitality Awards.
For over three decades, Katherine Ladson - fondly known as Ms. Kat - has been taking care of The King and Prince. She began her career working in the Resort's laundry department. After 15 years of taking care of guest linens, she moved into the role of lobby attendant, keeping the Resort's public spaces beautiful. When visiting, you may see her cleaning the Living Room of the main lobby, or even the historic Solarium. She takes special care that our social spaces are clean and comfortable, so that our guests have a quiet space to read or a cozy spot in front of the fireplace to gather with friends.
Almost 3 decades ago, a young college graduate took a job as the Tennis Assistant at The King and Prince. Trina Sproat gave lessons, strung rackets, and filled in for the tennis pro, who was recovering from an injury. Upon his recovery, Trina began working as the Sales Assistant. For over 15 years, she has been a Business Development Manager, selling the Resort to associations across the state of Georgia. Not only does Trina have a long history at the historic King and Prince, but her ancestors were among the first residents of St. Simons Island.