We have refined the redevelopment plans for the main resort and have created a draft timeline for construction. The updated plans are outlined below:
New Paul's Landing Restaurant:
Re-creation started February 6, 2017!
Located on the resort’s Esplanade Deck, the restaurant will feature glass walls offering spectacular, uninterrupted views of the bay, downtown St. Petersburg and the Vinoy swimming pool. It is a large 6,000 sq. ft. footprint. When it opens at the beginning of 2018, it will boast over 200 seasts. Paul's Landing will have multiple seating options from high-top tables, communal tables, a 16-seat dining counter and bar, as well as traditional indoor and outdoor seating.
Click here for more on Paul's Landing and William Paul.
Just beyond the deck, the enhanced Esplanade Event Lawn will be upgraded with new grass, paved areas, plush seating and fire pits to create the ideal location for hosting events – from milestone celebrations to intimate evenings under the stars with friends and family.
The new location for our Fitness Center will be a
raised facility where the current parking ramp comes down from our leveled parking
garage and over the uncovered parking spots by tennis courts #5 and #6.
Cars will be able to drive under the new structure.
Today's fitness is 7,500 sq. ft. whereas the new one will be 16,000 sq.
ft. The functionality of the new fitness facility will remain essentially
the same as the previous design featuring state-of the art equipment, group
fitness areas, cycling studio, personal training space, multi-use room, a juice
bar and expanded locker rooms and wet area. As the plans continue to
develop, more details will be available to describe the improved functionality,
modern design and enhanced member benefits. Best yet, construction is
slated to begin this summer 2017.
Click here to see images!
Parking Garage and Tennis:
Ownership remains committed to bringing the full redevelopment to
fruition by building an expanded parking garage with new tennis courts, tennis
shop, restroom, viewing and social areas all co-located on top of the new
structure. The location of the new building will be where the existing
tennis courts #5-12 currently reside. This part of the grand plan
requires a referendum approval by the residents of St. Petersburg in the
November 2017 election.
A huge side benefit of this part of the expansion is that The Vinoy will help
to relieve much of the street parking that occurs when large public and private
events are hosted in our parks and resort.
By way of history, there was a land swap between the City and The Vinoy that
enabled the Downtown Waterfront Park System to be completed. An outcome
of that "swapped" portion of land is that it is now encumbered and
requires voter approval for its use to be modified. The Vinoy has always
enjoyed a collaborative relationship with the city and our neighbors evidenced
all the way back to 1992 when the original referendum to restore The Vinoy was
granted and then by the residents' approval in a 1997 referendum to build the
Palm Court Ballroom and more recently in 2007, residents approved a referendum
to build a new spa facility.
Now, in 2017, we will be asking residents for approval to build a one-story
parking garage adding 270 parking spots with 8 tennis courts on top.
Aesthetically, it will be just like the Palm Court Parking Garage with Tennis
Courts #1-4 on top. It does not use tax payer money nor does it expand or
alter the current Vinoy facility footprint. This pending referendum will
simply grant permission to build, and we look forward to the same collaborative
spirit in November.
Click here for aerial views.
Guest Room Tower:
One of the most valued extra perks of being a Vinoy Club Member is that you will be able to enjoy significant discounts on Resort room rates. You will be excited to know all rooms in the guest room tower will be renovated (July-October 2017) with an all-new modern design. The main building guest rooms are scheduled to be done in the summer of 2018.
Click here for a sneak peek.
Re-creation to begin early 2018!
As part of the redevelopment, our resort spa will be relocated to the current site of Alfresco’s and expanded from 2,000 square feet to 9,000 square feet. Extending beyond the standard resort spa, this enhanced facility promises a residential atmosphere with an ambiance entirely its own. Filled with Floridian accents and earthy finishes, such as lush tranquility gardens and water features, the Spa will provide the optimal atmosphere for relaxation, healing and renewal.
Inside, the re-imagined spa will be ideal for private parties and will include an all-new wet area, dedicated locker rooms and updated treatment rooms/relaxation spaces. The new facility is set to open in fall of 2018.