Every year our family takes a vacation to unwind and reconnect as we are a very close but busy family. This July was no different with our journey to ST Pete Beach to explore the Loews Don CeSar Hotel also known as the iconic “Pink Palace.”
The palace is one of the registered Historic Hotels of America encompassing rich history being built in 1928 to resemble a Mediterranean-style castle which was born during the Great Gatsby era as a playground for the rich and famous. Not only was the experience a relaxing one but beauty, customer service, accommodations, history and education reinforced why our vacation was sure to be a memorable one.
Once we arrived at Loews Don CeSar Hotel, our family was greeted with exquisite style and color which truly made us feel like we had arrived at a Pink Palace right out of a movie. For the three days we were there, a tranquil and tropical oasis surrounded us along the property found at the entrance, interior, the pool and beach areas.
In addition to the beauty of the property located at Loews Con CeSar Hotel, the staff created a remarkable customer experience for the family. Upon arriving, valet attendant, Tim from Orlando, FL greeted us with a warm welcome and smile.
We arrived a couple hours before time to check in and since our room wasn’t ready they conveyed to us that they would give us a call when it was ready along with safe keeping of our luggage. So, we decided to grab a quick lunch at a local fast food restaurant and within 30 minutes we received a call that our room was ready for relaxation. Thank you Loews Don CeSar staff for making us feel important and showing you care.
With 277 guest rooms and suites, accommodation types are a plenty. Our standard guest room was a blend of white and aqua blue which created a cool and soothing atmosphere to fit the consistent feel throughout the hotel. Although, we had no ocean view suite, the side view of the property and ocean displayed a calm and serene image.
After a well rested night, we were very excited to explore the hotel property to see what additional offerings Loews Don CeSar Hotel had. We were surprised at what we found. The history behind the Visionary, Developer and Builder, William Bowman Jr and Thomas Rowe was a welcome sight as I have never seen this type of offering from a hotel or resort I’ve visited in the past.
In addition to the history, marine and sea life education was found in the form of information stations along lush tropical landscaped paths. The kids loved this being they are very interested in animals. I admit, I was a bit excited and interested as well. For example, you will find such facts as how oyster domes are created and how manatees breathe and eat.
This is a new offering the hotel has included in just the past month by partnering with The Tampa Bay Watch, the Pinellas Education Foundation, and students from St. Petersburg’s Campbell Park Elementary School. The self-guided was created as a result of the many inquiries the hotel’s staff was receiving from guests about everything from sea turtle nesting and the importance of sea oats to the famous “Stingray Shuffle.” Just another example of how the staff creates an amazing guest experience by listening and delivering.
The experience at Loews Don CeSar was truly a remarkable one that our family was not expecting and will never forget. The staff delivering genuine hospitality and the property encompassing amazing beauty and rich history along with amenities such as daily kids activities, two pools, boutique shopping and authentically homemade ice cream and the complimentary spa-tini are definitely what defines 5 reasons to experience Loews Don CeSar Hotel in ST. Pete Beach.
Thank you again Loews Don CeSar Hotel for the amazing and exquisite stay. Until next time, we are dreaming of your beauty.