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WaterColor Inn, Fish Out of Water & The Pearl Awarded Forbes Four Stars

February 25, 2015 by SoWal Staff

The Pearl Hotel and WaterColor Inn & Resort, along with WaterColor Inn’s onsite restaurant Fish Out of Water, have each received four-stars from the 2015 Forbes Travel Guide Star Ratings. This is the first time that Forbes Travel Guide has named The Pearl Hotel to this prestigious list, while WaterColor Inn & Resort has maintained its four-star rating for three consecutive years. Fish Out of Water, the multi-award winning establishment helmed by Corporate Executive Chef Todd Rogers, is also new to the list. 
Inspired travelers looking ahead to their spring and summer vacations will find a variety of lodging packages available at both properties, all including access to the St. Joe Club & Resorts collection of amenities and activities found throughout the region, including private golf club access; complimentary beach setups; bike, kayak and canoe rentals; and much more.
“It is an honor to have WaterColor Inn & Resort selected as a top resort destination by Forbes Travel Guides three years in a row. With this year’s inclusion of The Pearl Hotel, we’re delighted to now have two celebrated hotels in our portfolio,” says Andrew Czarnecki, Managing Director of Resorts Operations. “With such an abundance of lodging and activity options available to guests all along the Emerald Coast, this recognition spotlights the resort as a premier destination for a memorable vacation.”
WaterColor Inn & Resort, which boasts a Four Diamond rating from AAA and was named the “#1 Best Resort in Florida (Gulf & Central)” in the 2014 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice survey, is nestled on nearly 500 acres of sugar-white sand beach and offers deluxe accommodations designed by David Rockwell, including the newly renovated 60-room Inn, and a collection of well-appointed vacation residences. The family-friendly resort features a day spa, six pools, a Kids’ Camp for guests aged 3-12, and four onsite restaurants.
Just down the beach is The Pearl Hotel, an intimate, 55-room boutique hotel and the newest property in the St. Joe Club & Resorts portfolio. Named a “Best New Hotel in the World” and the “#1 Best Hotel in Florida” in the 2014 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Survey, in addition to earning a top spot on Southern Living’s “The South’s Best New Hotels of 2015” list, The Pearl Hotel features elegant furnishings, private balconies, and a guest services-integrated iPad in every guestroom. A destination restaurant, Havana Beach Bar & Grill, serves up Gulf Coast Americana cuisine with Old World Spanish, Portuguese, and French influences, along with an adults-only pool and a rooftop lounge affording endless Gulf views.

In celebration of four stars, The Pearl is offering a Four-Star Experience Package, where guests will receive a $444 hotel credit when you stay 4 nights to enjoy the 4-star amenities. Use your credit to enjoy an unforgettable dinner at Havana Beach Bar & Grill, indulge in a luxurious spa treatment at Spa Pearl, witness spectacular sunsets with one of their signature Mojitos at the Havana Beach Rooftop Lounge, or order in-room dining and relax in the spacious, well-appointed rooms. Book via http://www.thepearlrb.com/ or by calling (888) 656-6463.

One of the benefits of being part of the St. Joe Club & Resorts portfolio is that guests of these distinctive hotel properties also enjoy access to a bevy of the private membership club’s amenities, including golf and private beach club access; complimentary bicycle use; kayak, canoe, pontoon boat, and Yolo Board rentals; beach bonfire services; and much more.
For more information about WaterColor Inn & Resort, visit www.watercolorresort.com, find the resort on Facebook and Twitter, or call 1.888.991.8878. For more information about The Pearl Hotel, visit www.thepearlrb.com, find the hotel on Facebook and Twitter, or call 1.888.656.6463.


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