The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club is celebrating its nine decades in the hospitality industry with the 90 Years an Icon getaway for two, starting at $1,925 for a 2-night stay now through Dec. 31, 2015. The package includes daily breakfast for two at the hotel’s restaurant, Marchand’s Bar & Grill, a 1925-themed chef table dinner experience for two including a six-course meal with wine pairings, as well as a personal history tour with the resort historian. The package also includes two complimentary tickets to see a show at the historic Little Theater, the oldest operating community theater in Florida, which, coincidentally, is also celebrating its 90th anniversary; plus tickets two tickets to the Chihuly Collection and the Morean Arts Center Hot Shop, where they can witness a glass blowing demonstration. In addition, the package also features perks such as $385 in resort credits (per couple) and 1,925 Marriott Rewards Points. Among the festivities are a Halloween Masquerade, complete with specialty dishes, live music and libations, and a New Year’s Eve Gala.
The hotel opened on New Year’s Eve in 1925, back when the upper-class society gathered at the 361-guestroom property to mix and mingle while looking out over Tampa Bay. Today, travelers come to the Vinoy to sip cocktails in rocking chairs on the front porch, enjoy the 72-slip marina, and tee off at the hotel’s 18-hole private golf course. The expansive resort also features a 12-court tennis complex, a 5,000-sq.-ft. fitness center, and five restaurants, as well as a salon and a day spa. Rates start at $249 per night. For more information, call (888) 303-4430 or visit vinoyrenaissanceresort.com.