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    Default Forthcoming Clearwater Marine Aquarium Hotel!

    Clearwater Beach, FL (February 6, 2020) – Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA), Page Development Group and Choice Hotels’ Ascend Hotel Collection, are excited to announce the first ever Winter the Dolphin’s Beach Club Hotel! With the conversion expected to be unveiled in the Spring of 2020 and sitting on America’s number one beach with 91 rooms, this eco-friendly hotel will be dolphin and marine life themed, featuring the inspiring dolphin made famous by the Dolphin Tale movies – Winter!

    “The opportunity to partner with Clearwater Marine Aquarium is unique and special,” said Page Development Group President Steve Page. “Our eco-friendly hotel will not only provide a great guest experience, but will generate revenue for CMA, enabling them to expand their marine life work which is near and dear to our family-owned company’s values.” Page continued, “We are excited to convert this hotel to a new brand with an extensive renovation and include the CMA mission.”

    Page Development Group, the owner of this and three other hotels in the Tampa area, has a strong passion for the environment. After considering the environmental impacts of re-building versus re-furbishing, Page opted to overhaul an existing hotel and re-use existing materials. For example, rather than purchase new doors, every room has a refurbished original door. Measures to protect marine life include sea turtle safe lighting, the elimination of single-use plastics, and even special window treatments to reduce energy use while minimizing the harmful effects of sun glare off of the Gulf.

    “A Winter the dolphin hotel is sure to delight guests from around the world, especially those who come to Clearwater Beach to visit Winter at Clearwater Marine Aquarium,” said CEO, David Yates. “We’re confident that travelers will be attracted by the sustainability and opportunity to immerse themselves in marine life.”

    Not only will guests feel good about the sustainability of their stay at Winter the Dolphin’s Beach Club, they will be contributing to Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s non-profit mission. Proceeds from each room night will go directly to the care, education, research and conservation of marine mammals through the work of CMA.

    From the lobby to each guest room, the entire facility will be themed with Winter and other marine life. The jetties at the beach are even shaped like dolphin tails. Additionally, a wild dolphin webcam will be available for guests to keep an eye on Clearwater’s active marine life!



    A ribbon cutting and media preview will be held at a later date.

    Key details:

    Address: 655 S. Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach, Florida
    Estimated unveiling: Spring 2020

    Winter the Dolphin’s Beach Club is part of the Ascend Hotel Collection portfolio. Ascend Hotel Collection by Choice Hotels are one-of-a-kind, upscale, boutique hotels in urban and resort locales. Ascend hotels are woven into the culture and fabric of their communities, featuring art and amenities that put local flavor first. Winter the Dolphin’s Beach Club is managed by Tampa-based McKibbon Hospitality.

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    What a coincidence. This is previously the Quality Inn on the Beach in which we stayed in 2013 on our night away when it rained, poured down, rained some more and rained again!

    Looking on Google Maps that area has changed quite a lot all ready with the building of a Hampton Inn & Suites next door, on what was a car park!

    I can see this update being quite popular for anyone staying in Clearwater Beach.
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    Well spotted, TF. That is most assuredly the old Quality Inn that is now getting a major makeover, and in a lovely spot on Clearwater Beach where you can watch all the boats going in and out of the intracoastal waterway

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