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TradeWinds Island Grand in St. Pete Beach, Florida
Completes $20 Million Guest Room Renovation

March 2012
  The TradeWinds Island Grand Resort – a beachfront resort located directly on the Gulf of Mexico on St. Pete Beach, just 30 minutes from Tampa.

WHAT:  The TradeWinds Island Grand has recently completed a $20 million restoration of its guest rooms and suites. The renovation of all 584 rooms, including the pet-friendly suites, began in phases in December 2009. In addition to the rooms, exterior walkway carpeting was replaced with an upgraded, textured surface to give the corridors a more upscale look to match the guestroom changes.

The rooms have moved away from the casual Florida feel and now reflect a more upscale look with custom-made dark wood furniture and décor reminiscent of a classic British West Indies plantation. New lighting and bed linens with new pillow shams, lightweight coverlets and the now popular bed scarves were added. In addition, the carpet was replaced and new natural stone travertine has appeared in lieu of floor tile. The rooms also received flat screen HD televisions, granite counter tops and detailed and unique nature-themed artwork. The color palette throughout the rooms reflect the classic feel of the tropics with cool sage greens and warm orange and gold tones, merging the personality of the rooms with the recent $2.5 million meeting space renovation that was completed at the end of 2008.

WHEN:  The TradeWinds Island Grand guestroom renovation is now complete.

WHERE:  Located on Florida’s Gulf Coast just 30 minutes from Tampa International Airport, the TradeWinds Island Resorts – the Island Grand and the Sandpiper – are located just steps from each other along a strand of beach directly on the Gulf of Mexico. The resorts offer access to two great properties in one with limitless beachfront recreation, 84,000 square feet of function space, sumptuous dining, fantastic family activities and programs and golf privileges at some of the area’s finest public and private clubs.

For group reservations and information, call toll-free (800) 345-6461 or visit


Kelly Grass Prieto, APR
Hayworth Creative Public Relations
(813) 318-9611


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Also See: TradeWinds Sandpiper Suites on St. Pete Beach, Florida to Become First Guy Harvey Outpost Resort in U.S.; The Rebranded 211-room Property will Remain Owned and Managed by TradeWinds Island Resorts / February 2012

The TradeWinds Island Resorts in St. Pete Beach, Florida Appoints Travis Johnson to Vice President of Marketing and Tim Johnson to General Manager of the TradeWinds Sandpiper Suites / August 2011

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