Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club
The Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club is right out of the Florida of your mind. The salmon-colored Mediterranean Revival building opened in 1925 and has overlooked Tampa Bay ever since. Though it has endured a number of incarnations, from a training facility for military cooks to relative disrepair in the late 1970s, today’s Vinoy Resort has no equal, thanks in large part to a $93-million restoration and a 1992 expansion that added an impressive guest tower and an 18-hole golf course designed by Ron Garl. The only luxury resort on Florida’s west coast, the Vinoy also has a private 74-slip marina, a 12-court tennis complex, five restaurants, a 5,000-square-foot fitness center, 361 recently renovated guest rooms and a shuttle to St. Pete Beach. The property is also located near most of western Florida’s central attractions like the Dali Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts and two bay beaches.
In the early 1940s, the hotel was converted into a training facility for the Army Air Corps, and military cooks and bakers also learned their trade here.
Original Property Opened: 1925
501 Fifth Avenue NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Historic Hotels of America toll-free reservations number (800) 678-8946
The Jazz Age, 1919 ~ 1928
The Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club is right out of the Florida of your mind. The salmon-colored Mediterranean Revival building opened in 1925 and has overlooked Tampa Bay ever since.
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