After decades of hosting boat racing events, Florida Powerboat Club poker runs, car rallies, fishing tournaments, bartenders bashes and countless other major events, Holiday Isle Resort & Marina was showing signs of wear and tear. And even through a transition of resort ownership in the last decade, plans to develop the property into a luxurioius multimillion dollar condominium resort had come and gone. With a recession that followed, only minor facelifts were managed in more recent years, and there seemed little hope that the 151 room resort on 12 acres of prime oceanfront real estate would ever get its break. Until now!
The infusion of over $10 million in full-scale building renovations will be culminating in just a few days, as Holiday Isle re-opens as the POSTCARD INN, a resort brand that has established a successful reputation in the St. Petersburg Florida travel market. The master plan also includes a fantastic new on-site dining experience, as the country’s first SHULA BURGER opens, featuring a 200-seat restaurant just steps from the beach and world-famous Tiki Bar.
This is exciting news for South Floridians and travelers from all over the continent, many of whom make their annual pilgrimage to the tropical warmth of the Florida Keys. The only difference is…this time they won’t stop for just a rumrunner and lunch at the raw bar. This time, they can check in to a modern, clean, stylish room…and start enjoying their vacation immediately….instead of fighting hours of traffic along the busy stretch of Hwy US1.
The Florida Powerboat Club is more pleased than ever about the completion of this project. With the annual Miami Boat Show Poker Run just around the corner, club management looks forward to making the all new POSTCARD INN the official event headquarters for this popular 2012 Season opening poker run. With attractive rates to FPC participants, guests will enjoy new accommodations at discounted rates, including a wide selection of oceanfront rooms and many configurations of upgraded suites. More importantly, staying “On Property” will reduce the need for frustrating shuttling to offsite area properties, some of which are imposing unfair three-night minimum stays and inflated pricing, a practice that is being frowned upon by FPC management.