• The Gasparilla Inn & Club Named Florida’s #1 Resort by Travel + Leisure Magazine

     
    POSTED August 8, 2019
     
  • The Gasparilla Inn & Club Named Florida’s #1 Resort by Travel + Leisure Magazine

     
    POSTED August 8, 2019
     
  • The Gasparilla Inn & Club Named Florida’s #1 Resort by Travel + Leisure Magazine

     
    POSTED August 8, 2019
     

Kicking off its 106th season of providing guests with the ultimate island experience, Gasparilla Inn & Club has been named #1 Resort in Florida by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine. To celebrate this honor, “The Gasparilla Experience Package” will be available Oct. 3-31.

This limited time offer allows guests to select one of the following complimentary experiences each day:

  • Round of golf on the property’s Pete Dye Championship Golf Course
  • Guided kayak or paddle board tour around the island
  • Gasparilla Experience Treatment at The Inn’s Spa
  • Sunset cruise in the Gulf of Mexico

The package also includes a golf cart to use throughout the stay and complimentary breakfast at The Inn’s Dining Room.

“We at The Gasparilla Inn & Club are incredibly proud to be recognized by Travel + Leisure readers for our first-class service and overall commitment to excellence,” says Jon Reecher, general manager. “We are so thrilled by this honor, we want to invite new and repeat guests to experience ‘Florida as it was meant to be,’ with a special visit tailored to their definition of the perfect Gasparilla getaway.”

Starting at $399 per night, guests can experience the unique Boca Grande lifestyle. Rates are based upon double occupancy, with a two-night minimum on weekends.

The U.S. Travel Association has called the current moment the “Great Travel Depression,” in light of the economic effects resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.  

 

Portland will be home to the first Ritz-Carlton in the Pacific Northwest. Developer BPM Real Estate Group is bringing the brand to the city, with an anticipated opening in early 2023. Plans call for a 35-story tower with 251 hotel rooms and 138 residential units, including eight penthouses.