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The Vinoy Resort Introduces High Tea and Historic Tours

A luxurious high tea experience is available in St. Petersburg, accompanied by a history tour at the iconic resort

By Todd R. Berger

6.21.23 The Vinoy Resort & Golf Club in St. Petersburg, Florida
The Vinoy Resort & Golf Club in St. Petersburg, Florida || Photo by Felix Mizioznikov, Courtesy of Adobe Stock

The Vinoy Resort & Golf Club, Autograph Collection, is bringing a historic tour and high tea experience to downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, immersing conference attendees in the resort’s rich history. The History Tours and High Tea experience comes as The Vinoy debuts its revitalized on-site History Gallery, part of the resort’s comprehensive renovation that was revealed in April 2023.

The iconic resort, which opened its doors on New Year’s Eve in 1925, has decades of stories captured within its pink walls, including hosting U.S. presidents, celebrities and athletes, and even serving as military housing in the 1940s. Now attendees can step back in time with an exclusive luxury guided tour of the resort’s nearly 100-year history. This museum-quality gallery caters to small groups led by highly trained on-site docents. These specialized docents tell intimate stories as they guide guests through archival photos and memorabilia dating back nearly 100 years.

Following the hour-long history tour, a luxe high tea—the only high tea offering in downtown St. Petersburg—will be served on the Mezzanine. Attendees will sip a fragrant cup of earl grey as they enjoy classic afternoon tea noshes including elegant finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones, and delectable, sweet treats from the renowned pastry team of The Vinoy Resort, all served on the hotel’s signature historic china.

The History Tour and High Tea experience is offered Thursdays through Sundays from 2 p.m to 4 p.m.

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