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Pipeline 7 February 2020

Dolphin’s Beach Club Hotel, Clearwater Beach

Dolphin’s Beach Club Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection to open in Spring 2020

Scheduled for Spring 2020 – 91 Rooms

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Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA), Page Development Group and Choice Hotels' Ascend Hotel Collection, are excited to announce the first ever Winter the Dolphin's Beach Club Hotel! With the conversion expected to be unveiled in the Spring of 2020 and sitting on America's number one beach with 91 rooms, this eco-friendly hotel will be dolphin and marine life themed, featuring the inspiring dolphin made famous by the Dolphin Tale movies - Winter!

Page Development Group, the owner of this and three other hotels in the Tampa area, has a strong passion for the environment. After considering the environmental impacts of re-building versus re-furbishing, Page opted to overhaul an existing hotel and re-use existing materials. For example, rather than purchase new doors, every room has a refurbished original door. Measures to protect marine life include sea turtle safe lighting, the elimination of single-use plastics, and even special window treatments to reduce energy use while minimizing the harmful effects of sun glare off of the Gulf.

Not only will guests feel good about the sustainability of their stay at Winter the Dolphin's Beach Club, they will be contributing to Clearwater Marine Aquarium's non-profit mission. Proceeds from each room night will go directly to the care, education, research and conservation of marine mammals through the work of CMA.

From the lobby to each guest room, the entire facility will be themed with Winter and other marine life. The jetties at the beach are even shaped like dolphin tails. Additionally, a wild dolphin webcam will be available for guests to keep an eye on Clearwater's active marine life!

A ribbon cutting and media preview will be held at a later date.

Key details:

  • Address: 655 S. Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach, Florida
  • Estimated unveiling: Spring 2020
  • Winter the Dolphin's Beach Club is part of the Ascend Hotel Collection portfolio. Ascend Hotel Collection by Choice Hotels are one-of-a-kind, upscale, boutique hotels in urban and resort locales. Ascend hotels are woven into the culture and fabric of their communities, featuring art and amenities that put local flavor first.
  • Winter the Dolphin's Beach Club is managed by Tampa-based McKibbon Hospitality.
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Ascend Hotel Collection

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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Choice Hotels International, Inc.

Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) is one of the largest lodging franchisors in the world. With more than 7,100 hotels, representing nearly 600,000 rooms, in over 40 countries and territories as of June 30, 2020, the Choice® family of hotel brands provide business and leisure travelers with a range of high-quality lodging options from limited service to full-service hotels in the upscale, midscale, extended-stay and economy segments.
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