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TradeWinds Sandpiper Suites on St. Pete Beach, Florida to
ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. (February 16, 2012) – Over the next few months, the TradeWinds Sandpiper Suites on St. Pete Beach, Fla. will be transformed into Guy Harvey Outpost – a TradeWinds Beach Resort, becoming the first Guy Harvey Outpost in the United States. At an estimated cost of $3 million, the rebranding of the 211-room beachfront property will begin immediately, with an expected completion date of 2013.
“With its gorgeous beachfront location, the endless water sports activities in the Tampa Bay area, and TradeWinds’ continued dedication to sustainable tourism and marine conservation, we found the TradeWinds Sandpiper to be the perfect property to introduce the Guy Harvey brand in the United States,” said Mark Ellert, president of Guy Harvey Outpost LTD.
“Through our partnership with Guy Harvey, we are looking forward to furthering our commitment to conservation and education while continuing to provide extensive recreational options for our guests,” said Keith Overton, president of TradeWinds Island Resorts. “It is a wonderful addition for our guests and the local and state tourism industry.” According to Overton, pending final lender approval, the rebranding project will include:
Guy Harvey Outpost – a TradeWinds Beach Resort is located on a strand of beach directly on Florida’s Gulf of Mexico, just 30 minutes from Tampa International Airport. For reservations and information, call toll-free (877) 428-4000 or visit www.GuyHarveyOutpostTampaBay.com.
About Guy Harvey
Guy Harvey is a unique blend of artist, scientist, diver, angler, conservationist and explorer. With a Ph.D. in Fisheries Biology, Dr. Harvey is one of the world’s most recognized and celebrated marine wildlife artists. His artwork is the foundation of Guy Harvey Inc, a major publishing, merchandising and licensing organization. Harvey is a vocal and active advocate for marine conservation, having established the Guy Harvey Research Institute at Nova Southeastern University of Fort Lauderdale, Florida to provide scientific information necessary for effective conservation and restoration of fish resources and biodiversity. He is a trustee of the prestigious International Game Fishing Association, and founder of the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, organized to support initiatives of the institute and other marine research, education and conservation organizations. He is Chairman and co-founder of Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts, emphasizing sustainable tourism, marine conservation and water sports recreation. www.guyharvey.com
Kelly Grass Prieto, APR
Hayworth Creative Public Relations
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