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Vinoy Park Hotel
The Vinoy Club

501 Fifth Avenue North East
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
Pinellas County
727-894-1000

This site is located in the WestCentral region of the state.

DIRECTIONS
From I-275, exit onto I-375 E towards The Pier. Merge onto I-375 E and make a slight left onto 4th Avenue N/SR-595 E. Note: 4th Avenue N/SR-595 E becomes 4th Avenue N. At beach Drive NE turn left and then right onto 5th Avenue NE.

This site is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Opened in 1926 as a luxury hotel during the Florida boom-era, the investors spared no expense in creating a 375 room Mediterranean Revival landmark. With the outbreak of war, the owners were faced with closing the facility for lack of guests or renting to the military. The Army Air Corps took up occupancy in the summer of 1942 with soldiers quartered in what had been luxury accommodations. Other war-time uses for the classic structure included a military cooks and bakers school.

Over the post-war years the Vinoy fell into disrepair. However, with extensive renovations, the facility opened in the early 1990s as the Vinoy Club.

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The Vinoy Club

  • http://www.vinoyclub.com/club/mainpage/1,1024,460_1,00.html
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