Secrets of the Vinoy Hotel: A Special Tour

  • 29 Jun 2017
  • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Vinoy Hotel, 501 5th Avenue NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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Registration


Registration will begin at 4:45 in the Vinoy Hotel Ballroom. The tour will be approximately one hour. Parking (in Vinoy garage) will be validated by the hotel. Parking is limited so please carpool or walk if you live nearby. A Coast Bike Share hub is located across the street from the hotel.

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The '20's boom was an amazing period for the 'Burg. It ushered in a wave of new downtown hotels, including the gem of the waterfront, the Vinoy Park Hotel. Constructed in 1925 at a cost of $3.5 million, it was then the largest construction project in Florida's history.


Speed forward 50 years, a couple boom and bust cycles later, the Vinoy has closed and it was looking like a date with the wrecking ball was coming. But due to the perseverance of Fred Guest and others, and the community's love for the building, the Vinoy survived. In 1992, it was reborn & reopened after a 93 million dollar renovation, then the largest private investment in a city redevelopment project!

  

Join SPP for a special insiders look at the Vinoy and the stories behind its construction and restoration. Included will be a special one hour docent led tour and stories by Tom Stovall, the local artist who was tasked with restoring the hotel's intricate art work & decorations. Tom is a fascinating person to explain the story! Top it off with a complimentary drink at Marchand's Bar & Grill or on the veranda and you have an evening you won't want to miss. Space for this special event is limited so we suggest you grab your spot now by making your reservation!


Contact:
St. Petersburg Preservation, Inc.
P.O. Box 838
St. Petersburg, FL 33731
(727) 824-7802
info@stpetepreservation.org
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