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Places To Visit: Travel Like a Gatsby at Renaissance Vinoy

A timeless backdrop offering guest’s a glimpse into the past, The Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club celebrates The Great Gatsby summer blockbuster by inviting rebellious couples to rekindle their love affair with a ROARING 20’S EXPERIENCE, starting at $379*/night. As the lavish parties begin on the May 10th movie debut date, guests can enjoy luxe accommodations for two, prohibition cocktails and a picnic lunch while touring downtown St. Petersburg via horse-drawn carriage, dinner for two each night at Vinoy’s signature restaurant, and a “scandalous” couples swing dance lesson.

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Starting at $379*/night, May 1 – 31, 2013
Prohibition Cocktails and Picnic while touring the town via Carriage Ride
Couples “Charleston” Dance Lesson with Fred Astaire Dance Studio
Upgraded Bay View Guest Room
Dinner for Two Each Evening from Marchand’s 1925 Classic Dining Menu ($19.25)

Guests of the Vinoy can sip on prohibition cocktails, like a Whiskey Old Fashioned and the Sidecar, just like Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire and the entire Great Gatsby cast do, while cozying up and enjoying a customized picnic and tour of downtown St. Petersburg from a horse-drawn carriage. Channeling the era of flappers and speakeasies, twosomes are taught “The Charleston”, a scandalous dance craze banned from dance halls during the 1920s.


Guests experience the feeling of their own personal retreat in upgraded bay view rooms with luxurious amenities and evening turndown service. At the resort’s award-winning restaurant, Marchand’s Bar & Grill, couples indulge in sinfully delicious meals from the 1925 Classic Dining menu, featuring three-courses of delights from crispy pork belly and harrisa lamb shank to dark chocolate waffles with salted caramel gelato and white chocolate ganache.

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Originally opened on New Year’s Eve in 1925 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club is the only historic luxury resort on Florida’s west coast that boasts a private 72-slip marina, 18-hole private golf course, 12-court tennis complex and 5,000 sq. ft. fitness center. The seven-story hotel is ideally situated along the water in downtown St. Petersburg overlooking Tampa Bay. Recently renovated, the lounge-like lobby blends modern elegance with Mediterranean Revival architecture featuring bold colors and artwork by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly and artist Renee Dinauer. Updates have been made to all 361 guestrooms, and with more than 61,000 sq. ft. of indoor/outdoor event space, five restaurants, a salon and day spa and amenities that cater to leisure and business travelers, the hotel is St. Petersburg’s premier AAA Four Diamond resort.

For more information or to book THE ROARING 20’S EXPERIENCE, please visit or call 1-888-303-4430.

* Restrictions and blackout dates may apply. Promo code P51 must be referenced at time of reservation.

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