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TradeWinds Island Grand

Hotel Contact:
5500 Gulf Boulevard
St. Pete Beach, Florida 33706-2323
United States
Main: 800.345.6461
Email: Email Hotel Mike Wagner
Director of Group Sales: Mike Wagner
Elite Rating
Planner Rating: 4.6
Chain Independent
Renovated 2011
Guest Rooms 585
Kings/Suites/Doubles 0 / 151 / 0
Room Rates High $229 - Low $149 -
High Season High Season Low Season Low Season Shoulder Season Shoulder Season
Ideal Group Size 400
Max Group Size 1200


Resort Fee Included
Room Tax 6%
Sales Tax 7%

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Meeting Space

Largest Meeting Room 10,584ft²
Indoor Meeting Space 51,505ft²
Indoor/Outdoor Meeting Space 70,770ft²

Airport Proximity

St Petersburg Clearwater
25 min 20 miles (32 km)
Tampa International
30 min 26 miles (42 km)


Business center
visiting planner offices
audiovisual and transportation services.


Five pools
fitness center
two tennis courts
mini golf
hooded beach cabanas
floating water park
jet-pack flight
banana boats
kids’ camps
family activities
and 14 food and beverage outlets.


Loggerhead Marina
Raymond James Stadium
Tropicana Field
Fort de Soto Park
The Dali Museum
Busch Gardens
The Florida Aquarium
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
and Clearwater
St. Petersburg
and Tampa.
Onsite Dining: Capacity
Beef 'O' Brady's
Bermudas Steak & Seafood
Steak and Seafood
Flying Bridge
Palm Court Italian Grill

F&B Averages:

Breakfast Buffet $23.00 Cont. $13.50
Lunch Buffet $27.50 Plated $18.50
Dinner Buffet $51.00 Plated $29.00
Coffee Break $3.00
2-Hour Open Bar $24.00
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Capacity Charts
Room Name Total Square Meters Room Size(meters) Ceiling Height (meters) Total Square Feet Room Size (feet) Ceiling Height (feet) Classroom Theater Banquet 10 Reception Conference U-Shape H-Square 10 x 10s
Banyan 90 N/A 2 968 N/A 8 50 80 60 80 30 25 N/A N/A
Banyan Breezeway 812 N/A 2 8,736 N/A 8 N/A 720 540 720 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Bird Key 111 N/A 4 1,200 N/A 14 72 125 75 125 35 35 N/A N/A
Blue Heron 113 N/A 2 1,220 N/A 8 65 110 70 110 30 30 N/A N/A
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Property News
TradeWinds Island Resorts Undergoes $13 Million Guest Room Renovation
Posted October 29, 2018
Modernized Rooms Feature New Look, Added Balconies
WHO: TradeWinds Island Resorts – Island Grand & RumFish Beach Resort on St. Pete Beach, Florida

WHAT: The TradeWinds Island Resorts on St. Pete Beach is currently undergoing a more than $13 million room renovation at both the Island Grand and RumFish Beach Resort properties. The Island Grand room renovation will begin with 288 rooms in the Jacaranda building this fall, with all rooms slated to be redone by the end of 2020. All 211 rooms at RumFish Beach Resort are currently being revitalized for completion by Feb. 2019.

The furniture in the rooms at both properties will receive a fresh look and all rooms will receive new sofa beds, carpeting, fresh paint and upgraded bathroom mirrors and lighting. All soft goods will be replaced, including bedding, draperies and upholstery. The RumFish Beach Resort rooms will also receive new club chairs in the seating area, closet doors, sliding glass doors and windows. New beachfront balconies are being added to 56 of RumFish Beach Resort’s rooms, while new railings and a coat of exterior paint will be added property-wide.

The rooms at both properties are transitioning into an upscale, yet colorful Florida coastal vibe. The bedrooms will be painted in relaxing Earth tones complemented by crisp white linens, with pops of lime greens, turquoise and bright blues in the bolster pillows and shams. The living area will feature soothing colors of the sea, with the same splashes of color on couches and chairs. A classic navy carpet with a pattern reminiscent of ocean waves ties it all together.

WHEN: The RumFish Beach Resort project will be complete in February 2019, while all rooms at the Island Grand are scheduled for completion by 2020.

WHERE: The TradeWinds Island Resorts – the Island Grand and RumFish Beach Resort – are located directly on the sugary white sands of the Gulf of Mexico on St. Pete Beach in Florida. The resorts offer access to two properties in one, with limitless beachfront recreation, sumptuous dining, fantastic family activities and programs and world class meeting and function facilities.

For group reservations and information, call toll-free (800) 345-6461 or visit TradeWinds Meetings.

MEDIA INFO: Kelly Grass Prieto, APR
Hayworth Public Relations • (813) 318-9611 •
TradeWinds Island Resorts Magnificent Island-Style Meetings
Posted March 1, 2018
A Meeting Paradise: Hosting more than 700 meetings and social functions annually, the TradeWinds Island Resorts– TradeWinds Island Grand and RumFish Beach Resort by TradeWinds – can accommodate groups from 10 to 1,000. TradeWinds provides business travelers access to 14 restaurants and lounges, limitless beachfront recreation and exceptional sporting activities. Guests at both resorts enjoy complete charging privileges at each individual property.

Situated along soft white sands on the island of St. Pete Beach, the TradeWinds Island Resorts offer the perfect surroundings for ease of learning, team building, brainstorming and creativity. Consistently rated as an exceptional beach, St. Pete Beach was voted #3 on America’s Top Beaches for 2017 by TripAdvisor.

72,020 total square feet of usable function space
51,505 square feet of air-conditioned space
20,515 square feet of outdoor and beachfront space

Island Ballroom – 8,400 square feet, 16’ ceiling, up to five divisions
Grand Palm Colonnade (Pre-Conference) – 8,000 square feet
Jacaranda Hall – 7,088 square feet, up to seven divisions
Horizons – 2,655 square feet, up to two divisions
Additional Seven Breakout Rooms - 4,452 square feet
The Pavilion – 10,584 square feet
Banyan Breezeway – 8,736 square feet, up to seven divisions
Outside Courtyards & Beachfront Space – 20,515 square feet

With nearly 600 rooms, TradeWinds has the capability to house large groups. There are several room types ranging guest rooms to one-bedroom suites to penthouses, which are perfect for use as hospitality rooms.

All guest rooms and suites feature desks, high-speed wireless Internet access, in-room safe, refrigerator, microwave, dishware, toaster, coffee maker with daily complimentary coffee, hair dryer, lighted makeup mirror, iron and ironing board, and HDTV with premium channels and pay-per-view movies.

The TradeWinds Island Resorts are centrally located on Florida’s west coast just 10 minutes off Interstate 275; St. Pete Beach is the quickest beach exit from the Tampa International Airport.

The tremendous group market success enjoyed by TradeWinds Island Resorts is due in part to the individualized attention given to meeting planners and attendees through separate sales, group reservations and convention services departments. Together, these departments expertly coordinate every detail, from arrival to departure, including all functions, activities and events associated with every group to achieve the overall experience desired by the meeting planner. A service assurance agreement is also included in the contract.

Both TradeWinds Island Resorts have business centers that include copying, faxing, computer use, shipping and receiving and boarding passes printed at no charge. High-speed wireless Internet is available in guest rooms, meeting rooms, the lobby and in additional public areas. In addition, the in-house audio/visual service company and convention service managers are on-call 24 hours a day. The Island Grand houses a full-service mailroom on-site.

Resort Transportation Services is also on-site at both properties and can fulfill all group transportation needs including airport, attractions, off-site meetings and more.

From the Gasparilla Shipwreck party, based on the popular Tampa Bay festival, complete with costumed pirates, cigar rollers and water guns, to a beach cookout with fireworks on the shore, TradeWinds Island Resorts has the capability and the creativity to meet special requests for almost any group – large or small. Additional innovative themes include Havana Nights, Casino Royale, Wacky Tourist and Margaritaville. The full-service recreation staff specializes in coordinating unique, invigorating programs around coffee breaks and leisure time. Team-building activities such as Beach Olympics and Boat Building Regatta are friendly competitions, great for breaking down barriers and building camaraderie. Golf, tennis and fishing tournaments can be customized for any group’s needs.

Awards and Accolades:
Meetings & Conventions Gold Key Award
Successful Meetings Pinnacle Award
Corporate & Incentive Travel Award of Excellence
Meeting News Planner’s Choice Award
Medical Meetings Merit & Distinction Award
Meetings South Stars of the South
ConventionSouth Reader’s Choice Award
ConventionSouth “South’s Top Resort with All-RoundPerks for Groups”
Cvent “Top 50 Meeting Destination in the United States” (St. Pete Beach)
Certified Florida Green Lodge – Three Palm Designation
ConventionSouth Green Meetings Approved
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
MLT Vacations Quality Assurance Awards

Reservations TradeWinds Island Resorts
Group Sales: (800) 345-6461 or (727) 363-2215
Group Reservations: (800) 808-9833 or (727) 363-2212

Kelly Grass Prieto, APR
Hayworth Creative Public Relations
Building a Winning "Team" at the TradeWinds
Posted March 1, 2018
ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. – From glow-in-the-dark volleyball tournaments to an “Amazing Race-style” wild race, the TradeWinds Island Resorts on St. Pete Beach “serves up” the ultimate in unique group activities on a gorgeous stretch of pristine beach. Groups large and small are invited to roll up their sleeves, kick off their shoes and compete against the CEO in one of the many team-building activities created by the TradeWinds team.

“We have the ability to cater to small groups of 10 or large conferences of 1,000,” said Meg Czambel, director of recreation. “No matter what the activity or group size, the programs always succeed in bonding groups together and bringing out an incredible amount of creativity. It’s truly amazing what some groups come up with and how enthusiastic they are about their projects!”

Corporate competitors can “go for the gold” in the TradeWinds traditional Beach Olympics. The day begins with a warm-up cheer and stretch session followed by events including an obstacle course, fire brigade relay, aqua blast, three legged relay, crazy balloon games and tug o war. Referees, opening ceremonies and five “silly awards” are all part of the festivities. Meeting attendees can capsize company executives during a telling team-building project called Boat Building Regatta. Using minimal supplies provided by the resort, teams are required to design and build a human powered boat capable of racing the designated circuit. Each team names their boat, designates a captain and first mate, introduces their vessel and performs a team cheer. The fun continues with the Team Building Challenge Course which requires participants to use strength, brains, wits and guts to work their way through challenges such as toxic waste, the human knot, mine field and circle up.

Team members can also fulfill their dreams of being on their favorite game show with Count Down to Win It, the TradeWinds version of the popular show Minute to Win It – where teams compete in crazy, wacky, outrageous challenges - all in under sixty seconds. More adventurous teams can take on the challenge of the TradeWinds Wild Race game where participants face obstacles spanning both hotels. Company Feud and Shout That Song! are other fun team building options that mirror popular television shows.

The team-building fun and excitement continues once the sun sets over the Gulf with the NightSpiker Volleyball Tournament. Team members can paint themselves or their superiors for “war” with special glow-in-the-dark paints. The beach volleyball court is illuminated with black lights and other special lighting to glow late into the evening. Additional Glo-Games available for play include 9-hole mini-golf, tennis, soccer and ping-pong. Beach volleyball tournaments can be designed in the day or night, specifically to fit any groups needs. The Floating Water Park is also available to be rented out in its entirety during specific times. The activities department is also happy to “tee off” the group by arranging a Golf Tournament on one of many courses located just minutes from the TradeWinds. Choices include par three, executive courses and championship par 72s. Group fishing charters are also available.

Breakout team sessions are 5-10 minute activities done inside the meeting room to break the ice and re-energize. TradeWinds offers multiple options ranging from a marshmallow catch to a Zoom photo game, where teams must identify a zoomed-in image.

The TradeWinds Island Resorts – the Island Grand and RumFish Beach Resort - offer more than 70,000 square feet of meeting and function space, are located directly on the sugary white sands of the Gulf of Mexico and are easily accessible by automobile or airplane. The resorts offer access to two properties in one with limitless beachfront recreation, sumptuous dining and world-class meeting and function facilities.

The Resort Amenity Fee provides guests of the TradeWinds Island Resorts unlimited use of two-person beach cabanas, High Tide Slide, paddleboats, fitness center, day play on mini-golf course, ScheldePro beach volleyball court play, tennis court play, self-parking, wireless Internet, portions of the children’s program, daily newspaper, local and credit card access calls, business center services, in-room safe and more.

For the group sales department and information on the team-building activities, call toll free (800) 345-6461 or visit