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Renovation27 January 2021

The Don CeSar

Florida’s Historic Don CeSar Unveils Full Property Renovation Concluding Three-Year Restoration

Renovation – 277 Rooms

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Florida's iconic Pink Palace®, The Don CeSar, has officially unveiled its highly anticipated, multi-million-dollar renovation dramatically enhancing and expanding the historic, award-winning resort. Managed by Davidson Resorts , The Don CeSar's top-to-bottom renovation embraces its 93-year history as a beloved Gulf Coast icon while seamlessly fusing modern amenities, sleek design and world-class experiences to set the tone for generations of visitors to come.


The transformative redesign of the Pink Palace® began in 2018, when Florida-based design studio, Edge of Architecture, brought a fresh look to meeting spaces, guest corridors, The Don's palatial exteriors, and the 71-room, all-suite Beach House Suites by The Don CeSar. In 2019, The Don partnered with Boston-based Parker-Torres Design to transform The Don Boutiques retail experience, The Lobby Bar, Uncle Andy's Market and Maritana, the property's fine dining restaurant helmed by Executive Chef Emily Ferrari.

The final phase, unveiled this month, showcases the transformative redesign of the beachfront resort's 277 rooms and suites and introduces a new pool bar with a rooftop deck, new full-service restaurant and a complete restoration of the iconic, palm tree lined front drive.


The newly appointed guestrooms incorporate a beach-inspired aesthetic using elements such as wicker, whitewashed headboards and airy, blush tones reflective of the hotel facade's signature pink. Inspired by The Don CeSar's legendary status as a nautical marker, the new Beacon Pool Bar & Lookout offers poolside bites like the Grilled Mahi Sandwich and Pulled Chicken Tostada, an extensive selection of beach-inspired cocktails and a rooftop lounge boasting unmatched views of the Gulf of Mexico. Society Table serves all-day Florida Gulf fare in a sophisticated setting, offering delectable savory handhelds, fresh coastal filets and inland ranch chops. Within Society Table, The Demonstration Room will host regular chef-led activations and tastings complimentary for guests, such as "How to make your own at home truffles" or "The secret to making the perfect frosting."

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Davidson Hospitality Group

Davidson Hospitality Group is an award-winning, full-service hospitality management company comprised of 61 existing hotels and resorts; more than 150 restaurants, bars and lounges; and nearly 1.5 million square feet of meeting space across the United States.
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