The Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, is channeling Willy Wonka this holiday season. In celebration of its 85th anniversary on 31st December 2010, the historic property will surprise one guest each night with a Golden Ticket.
Not unlike little Charlie Bucket in “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” those who find a Golden Ticket will reap the rewards – from an exquisite dinner for two at Marchand’s Bar & Grill or Fred’s Steakhouse, to a 60-minute spa treatment at the Vinoy Day Spa & Salon, to a round of golf at the private 18-hole golf course.
In addition to the Willy Wonka-inspired surprises, guests can celebrate their stays at the Vinoy with a $100 resort credit per two-night stay, and additional $50 credit per additional night.
With that credit, guests may choose to get into the holiday spirit with an edible replica of the resort, a holiday-themed history tour and more! Those who are spa-minded will love to indulge in a Peppermint Pedi, Warm Vanilla Sugar Scrub, or a Sinful Cinnamon Massage. Ahhhhh… the holidays!
The Vinoy, listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, is a gem in downtown St. Petersburg. All 361 guestrooms and suites in the seven-story hotel have recently been renovated, while maintaining the resort’s Mediterranean Revival architecture.
Those seeking a discerning, luxurious resort in St. Pete will be pleased with themselves when they select the Vinoy – especially so if they find a Golden Ticket!
Susan Barnes is a freelance writer based in Tampa, Florida.