MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Two-thirds of Myrtle Beach's iconic Springmaid Pier was washed into the ocean by Hurricane Matthew, the director of Springmaid Beach Resort confirms.
The management of the nearby DoubleTree Resort by Hilton has a team of experts evaluating the extent of the damage to determine the time frame for rebuilding, according to a statement from the resort.
The DoubleTree Resort was closed and evacuated on October 6, prior to the storm reaching the Myrtle Beach area, according to the statement. Power was restored to the hotel on October 11, and the staff is focused on assessing damage and cleaning up the property. The hotel is closed until further notice, and has waived any cancellation fees through Tuesday, October 18.