The Vinoy Resort and Golf Club, a renowned hotel listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, has completed the initial phase of a comprehensive renovation. The renovation was led by the world-renowned architecture and design firm Rockwell Group, with Hart Howerton as architect of record. The renovation includes The Vinoy’s legendary Veranda, grand lobby, guest rooms, ballrooms, meeting spaces, international dining experiences, and a new spa and wellness area. The Vinoy Resort and Golf Club, Autograph Collection is the only Autograph Collection Hotels property in St. Petersburg, Florida.
A Historic and Unique Experience
The Vinoy Resort and Golf Club is a member of Historic Hotels of America and embodies the ethos of Autograph Collection Hotels. Autograph Collection Hotels are independent hotels with their own identity, selected on four curatorial principles: product vision, heartfelt design, dedication to craft, and sense of place. The Vinoy Resort and Golf Club, Autograph Collection, is one of those “Exactly Like Nothing Else” experiences. The Vinoy has made its mark over the last 100 years, claiming an iconic status in Florida.
The Vinoy’s Mark
As part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, The Vinoy Resort and Golf Club, Autograph Collection offers guests rich, immersive moments that leave a lasting imprint. Its Mark, a point of distinction unique to Autograph Collection Hotels properties, will be a special moment upon check-in. A Vinoy team member presents historic postcards to guests that depict different scenes of The Vinoy, while sharing their favorite memory of the cherished resort. Each guest will then be invited to tour the resort with a docent and visit a newly designed history gallery, where they will see artifacts from The Vinoy’s beginnings.
A Showstopping Arrival
From the moment one enters The Vinoy’s elegant front drive, the historic resort welcomes guests to timeless glamour, artfully embracing them with hospitality inspired by a bygone era. The reimagined arrival court, designed by Hart Howerton, highlights the dramatically detailed original entry portal while incorporating original 1920s brick that has been carefully re-laid and is surrounded by indigenous Floridian foliage. The enchanting Veranda, The Vinoy’s iconic front porch, is enhanced with custom Rockwell Group-designed rocking chairs, a Vinoy tradition since its opening in 1925, and a custom-designed bar.
Elegant Residential-Style Guest Rooms
Rockwell Group’s design of The Vinoy’s elegant guest rooms is influenced by Florida’s coastal topography and features the hotel’s signature polished palette, streamlined crown molding, and dramatic fixtures that create a sense of laid-back sophistication. Commissioned, custom art by painter Alicia LaChance adorns the walls, while the floors transition from wood to custom, blue-patterned carpeting, presenting the look of sand meeting the sea and creating distinction between the sleeping area and the rest of the room. Luxurious stone-covered bathrooms, most of which have marble walk-in showers, feature luxe Ortigia Sicilia toiletries. Other in-room amenities include a coffee station and charming dressing area that make every room feel welcoming and spacious, creating a special moment upon entry.
Internationally Inspired Dining Experiences
The Vinoy Resort and Golf Club, Autograph Collection’s diverse new food and beverage concepts elevate the resort as an inviting and stylish social hub, removing the lines where the hotel stops and the community begins. Lottie, the new chic French patisserie in the resort’s lobby, serves exquisite house-made pastries and sweets, including a signature pistachio cake, macarons, gelato, and over 20 flavors of truffles. The menu also features elevated renditions of classic French lunch fare such as seared tuna niçoise salad, quiche Lorraine, and a jambon fromage sandwich on a flaky croissant with brie, prosciutto, and fig jam.
Parasol, a vibrant Latin American-inspired, full-service outdoor restaurant with panoramic views of the Tampa Bay waterfront, will open this summer. It will overlook the historic resort’s all-new glamorous pool deck and create an energetic, island-like atmosphere with a menu starring fresh seafood, bright flavors and spices, and tropical craft cocktails ideal for poolside indulging. The restaurant will feature a marble wrap-around bar and living green wall. These exciting outlets join The Vinoy’s existing signature restaurants, Paul’s Landing, and The Vinoy Club Grill.
Peaceful Spa and Wellness Haven
Inspired by the therapeutic qualities of the ocean, the luxurious full-service Vinoy Spa embraces a holistic approach to health and well-being in a refined space that combines marble, natural wood, fluted glass, and a soothing, nature-inspired color palette. Welcoming guests with calming Naturopathica tea to set the relaxing mood from the start, the spa features four treatment rooms and
a private couples’ suite, each with its own shower and changing area. The spa menu offers a range of treatments, including massages, facials, body scrubs, and wraps, using organic and locally sourced products. The spa also features a relaxation room with heated loungers, a steam room, and a sauna.
For those looking to stay active, The Vinoy offers a state-of-the-art fitness center with Peloton bikes, weightlifting equipment, and a yoga studio with daily classes. The resort also offers access to a nearby golf course, tennis courts, and water sports such as paddleboarding and kayaking.
Historic Charm and Modern Amenities
Originally opened in 1925, The Vinoy Resort and Golf Club, Autograph Collection has been a beloved landmark in St. Petersburg for nearly a century. The hotel’s iconic Mediterranean Revival architecture, featuring a bright pink exterior, is a nod to the resort’s storied past as a playground for the rich and famous during Florida’s golden age of tourism.
Today, The Vinoy seamlessly blends its historic charm with modern amenities, including high-speed Wi-Fi, a business center, and a concierge desk that can arrange everything from dinner reservations to private yacht charters. The resort also offers over 70,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space, including a grand ballroom, lush gardens, and a waterfront terrace, making it an ideal destination for weddings, conferences, and other special events.
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