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What's new in St Pete/Clearwater?



Posted on: 05 Jul 2016

  • TripAdvisor Award 2016

‘Spend the day on one of our beautiful ‘Award-Winning’ beaches including Clearwater Beach, TripAdvisor’s number 1 beach in the USA, and St. Pete Beach which ranked at number 4 of the best beaches in the USA for 2016.’For more information - https://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Beaches-cTop-g191

  • New Hotel openings - Hotel development heats up in St. Pete/Clearwater with addition of 2,000 new rooms by 2017

As St. Pete/Clearwater obliterates tourism records, hotel developers are seizing the moment with more than a thousand rooms planned for Clearwater Beach alone, and other projects in the works. The new hotel openings include the luxurious Opal Sands located in Clearwater which will offer 230 gulf view rooms and Treasure Island Beach Resort with its one and two bedroom gulf view suites, both due to open in February 2016. Wyndham Grand Resort in Clearwater Beach and Hyatt in downtown St. Pete are slated to open in 2017.

  • Opal Sands, opened Spring 2016

Opal Sands Resort offers guests the newest Gulf front accommodation on the Gulf of Mexico, right on Clearwater Beach's lively promenade. Guests will be welcomed by a panoramic blue vista which carries throughout the luxurious resort with a fresh, contemporary design, and lively beach-chic atmosphere. All of the beautifully-appointed guest rooms and suites boast floor to ceiling windows with large balconies offering dramatic views of the Gulf and awe-inspiring sunsets. Take a dip in the hotel’s zero-entry outdoor pool and hot tub or refresh your senses with a day of pampering at our full-service spa.

  • Treasure Island Beach Resort, opened Spring 2016

Treasure Island Beach Resort invites you to escape to your very own Florida Gulf front paradise with its beautifully-crafted, well-appointed guest rooms and suites offer a soothing coastal inspired design, modern amenities, and most offer breathtaking Gulf views through floor to ceiling windows. Surrounded by the beautiful white sand beach and the pristine waters of the Gulf of Mexico, guests can also enjoy a delicious gourmet burger or hearty salads from the resort’s signature restaurant BRGR Kitchen + Bar.

  • The Hotel Kimpton Zamora

Kimpton have recently add The Hotel Zamora to its collection. The first new boutique hotel to be built in St. Pete Beach in decades, The Kimpton Hotel Zamora is a white-washed Mediterranean palace that though breathtakingly modern feels anchored in a bygone era. Inspired by the architecture of its namesake Spanish province, the hotel's striking Romanesque façade is the framework for expansive luxury suites with balconies overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway and Gulf of Mexico, stylish dining and the laid-back leisure of Florida's fashionable Tampa Bay.

  • Postcard Inn on the Beach

The Postcard Inn on the Beach, St. Pete Beach has recently gone through renovations, which includes the restaurant, lobby, and PCI Bar & Grill. They have also updated the Pool Side rooms and refreshing the bathrooms in all rooms. For more information - http://postcardinn.com/st-pete-beach-hotel-press/

  • Beach House Suites by Don CeSar

The newly renovated Beach House Suites is a 70-room all suite resort located directly on St. Pete Beach and located one-half mile from the Loews Don CeSar Hotel. The contemporary accommodates are perfect for extended stays, smaller groups and families with spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico. Accommodations include a separate bedroom, living area with sofa-bed, dining room and over-sized balcony and feature new washer and dryer, newly appointed kitchenette. In addition, Beach House guests enjoy full resort privileges at the Loews Don CeSar Hotel, including charging privileges at its Spa Oceana, shops and restaurants including the award-winning, Four-Diamond Maritana Grille. Complimentary shuttle service is provided between the two properties.

  • Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites on Sand Key

The Marriott Suites on Sand Key have announced that they are doing full suite renovations, which includes new floors, furniture, and a fresh look). They will also be replacing the deck behind the pool, as well as updating the area around the pool. However, at no time will the pool be closed. Construction will take place June 13- November 27, 2016, Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm, subject to change.

  • New Zip Line attraction

Awaken your spirit of adventure on Tampa Bay's first zip line tour! Located in Oldsmar, Empower Adventures offers families and groups an unforgettable experience. Gain a new perspective on fun with a 60-foot-tall start tower, five zip lines of varying lengths, a 200-foot suspension bridge. Coming in july: an aerial adventure park with log bridges, catwalk bridges, steps, leaps, and jumps. Zip on! 

  • Fenway Hotel

This historic 1920's building located near downtown Dunedin is expected to once again open its doors to the public as a one-of-a-kind boutique hotel, complete with more than 100 rooms, a bar, a pool and a restaurant. The Mediterranean-style, waterfront property will be added to Marriott International's Autograph Collection, a chain of 115 luxury hotels the company calls "exactly like nothing else." More than $11 million in renovations are expected to complete the project.