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Dolphin Sands Beach Club

Quality Inn Clearwater Beach begins renovation and rebranding to Dolphin Sands Beach Club

Scheduled for to be announced – 91 Rooms

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The Quality Inn beachfront hotel, located at 655 S. Gulfview Blvd., is currently undergoing a complete transformation and will relaunch

in the Spring as Dolphin Sands Beach Club. The all new hotel will become part of Choice Hotels' upscale Ascend® Collection which features historic, boutique and one-of-a-kind hotels that reflect the cultural fabric of their communities, creating a truly unique and rewarding guest experience.

Dolphin Sands Beach Club boasts a premier location on the south end of Clearwater Beach next to the Hampton Inn and Suites, affording easy access to the area's top attractions, including the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. The five-floor beachfront hotel features 91 rooms and suites and offers guests top-notch amenities, including an outdoor heated pool, sundeck, beach cabanas, private balconies, free Wi-Fi, a full-service restaurant and tiki bar, and direct access to sugar-white sand and tranquil Gulf breezes.

The property is owned by Page Development Group, and will be managed by local, award-winning hotel management company, McKibbon Hospitality of Tampa. Sebring-based Taylor Construction is serving as the project's general contractor.

The hotel will remain open during the renovation process and will feature all new decor throughout, including the lobby, guest rooms and a new hospitality suite. Hospitality Interior Designers Rachel Myers and Katie Walker of Pittsburgh-based design firm HFD collaborated with Page Development Group to ensure that every selection and design detail has a purpose, all with the guest experience in mind. The attention to detail, style, and quality ensures that the design of the hotel will offer a memorable visit and inspire guests to embrace the local lifestyle while staying at Dolphin Sands.

Dolphin Sands will also be home to the new Clearwater Oyster Company. The seafood restaurant and oyster bar are part of the Crabby Bill's Family Brands, legendary purveyors of fine local seafood. In partnership with the Pages, Matt Loder, owner of the Original Crabby Bill's restaurant on Indian Rocks Beach brings his passion and a wealth of knowledge to this fresh, new restaurant concept that features locally sourced, sustainable foods. Clearwater Oyster Company opened earlier this year and is already consistently ranked as one of the top restaurants in the area, offering classic Florida seafood dishes with a creative twist. On the water side of the hotel, the famous Tropix Tiki Bar will continue to serve light island-style fare in a casual, tropical setting. Tropix serves mixed drinks including their signature Rum Runner, plus a wide selection of beer and wine. Guests can put their toes in the sand and enjoy a spectacular Florida sunset and live music on select nights. Both Tropix and Clearwater Oyster Company will be providing poolside and beachside service to guests of Dolphin Sands.

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The Ascend Hotel Collection global portfolio of independent resort, historic, and boutique hotels is part of Choice Hotels, one of the world's largest leading hotel companies. Recognized as the hotel industry's first "soft-brand" concept, there are more than 300 Ascend Hotel Collection properties open and operating worldwide, including in France, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Australia, Canada, Ecuador, and the Caribbean region.
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