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St Petersburg Voters Approve Spa & Fitness Center for Renaissance Vinoy Hotel

One of the safeguards that preserves the parkland along the waterfront in St. Petersburg, Florida, is a requirement that in order to sell or long-term lease any portion of these park lands, city voters must approve the specific use by public referendum. Such a referendum was on the ballot yesterday. Residents feel the Renaissance Vinoy Hotel, a restoration of a 1920s "grande dame" of Mediterranean style, is a very positive part of downtown Saint Petersburg and are proud of her.

Vinoy General Manager Russ Bond explained to voters that the 17,000 sq ft spa and fitness center are necessary to compete with comparable hotels in the area. There will be no detraction from the waterfront views, and the project will have no effect on the design or layout of the original structure. The spa will be located behind the hotel and may affect the parking garage and tennis courts. The voters approved this. The project is expected to start before the end of 2006. This major expansion and relocation of the current spa and fitness center should be another attraction of this charming and well-located downtown hotel.

Many guests at the Vinoy Hotel enjoy downtown St Petersburg and the surrounding area so much that they become residents or buy a second home here. Because the hotel is such a special place, many St Pete residents and businesses suggest that their guests enjoy a stay at the Renaissance Vinoy.

Guests as well as St Pete residents enjoy sitting on the Vinoy verandah, overlooking the waterfront, the parks, downtown and Beach Drive – whether for a morning coffee and newspaper or an after dinner drink.

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  1. Sonora

    Interesting to know.

  2. Odelia

    Great work.

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