Originally built in 1921 and meticulously restored, The Cordova Inn is a welcome retreat just steps away from Beach Drive in gorgeous Downtown St Pete.
Old World Charm in a Modern Boutique Hotel. Originally built in 1921 and meticulously restored, The Cordova Inn is a welcome retreat. Step inside the elegantly appointed lobby with it's graceful archways and warm European decor, and step back to a day when master craftsmen paid strict attention to detail. Restore yourself by relaxing in an original antique claw-footed tub, before experiencing the renaissance of downtown St. Petersburg and the exciting nightlife it has to offer. At the end of the day, retreat to your room and settle into rich and luxurious linens for a restful night's sleep. Sweet dreams.....
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The Cordova Inn, formerly the Pier Hotel, is excited to showcase it's plans for the future of this amazing and historic boutique hotel in the heart of Downtown St. Pete. In an effort to restore this magnificent property to its original charm, the new ownership group has decided to pay homage to the name and family that owned the property for the majority of its years. This careful decision is a reflection of what Downtown St. Petersburg is all about...it's history. Join us for this wonderful journey as we renovate, upgrade, and enhance your experience. The Cordova Inn originally opened as The Hotel Scott in the early Fall of 1921. The Scotts made a fortune in early real estate investments, and built the hotel to showcase their family name. They soon moved on to other projects, and in 1923 sold the hotel to the Cordova family. The Hotel Cordova reigned from 1923 until 1999, when she finally closed her doors after 75 years! Although the Cordova was well known throughout St. Petersburg for over 7 decades, the truth is that the Cordova Family sold the hotel in the early 1950's. For the next 50 years Hotel Cordova changed owners several times, though the name never changed -- until 2001 when the extensive renovations were done to original standards of exemplary workmanship and earned the name The Pier Hotel. Local lore has it that when the Cordova Family purchased the hotel, they brought their personal major-domo from their Michigan estate to manage the hotel. It also holds that this unknown major-domo (no one seems to remember his name) ruled the hotel with a firm hand. Dressed in full formal uniform, he maintained a reputation for impeccable accommodations, personal concierge attention and European service. He passed away in the hotel after providing more than 20 years of service. Legend also murmurs his image has been seen on many occasions throughout the Hotel since his death, perhaps still overseeing the accommodations with loving attention to the last detail. As we move into the next phase of this glorious property, expect to see more of the old world charm. Expect to experience afternoon tea and evening hors d'Oeuvres paired with your favorite wine or craft beer. Expect a romantic evening after a long day out exploring downtown st. pete. Lastly, expect the unexpected....
Come get your holiday shopping started this weekend at CraftArt 2013, just a few blocks from The Pier Hotel. "One of the most eagerly anticipated arts events each year by visitors and collectors, CraftArt features some of the nation’s best established and emerging fine craft artists with handmade works in jewelry, clay, fiber, glass, wood, metal, paper and mixed media." http://floridacraftsmen.net/2013/craftart-2011/
It's a great day to visit Downtown St Pete!!
It's the weekend!!!
Check out all of the great things going on in St Pete.... Advocacy Newsletter April 9, 2015 • Downtown Waterfront Master Plan • Port Discovery • Diversity Training • Upcoming meetings • Current News DOWNTOWN WATERFRONT MASTER PLAN DWMP Draft Now Online The City and Chamber would like to thank those of you that attended the Chamber's DWMP Task Force meeting on April 1st or came out to one or both of the public meetings last week to see the Draft Downtown Waterfront Master Plan (DWMP) presentation. For those that were unable to attend the presentation, you can find that presentation by clicking here. Now that the DWMP consultant project team has made their draft DWMP presentation to the public, what's next? Here's a list of city workshops and meetings that the DWMP will be presented at before the city officially votes to adopt the DWMP on May 21st. • April 10: City Council and Community Planning & Preservation Commission Workshop at 10 a.m. City Hall • April 14: Community Planning & Preservation Commission Public Hearing at 3 p.m. at City Hall • May 7: City Council First Reading and Public Hearing 9 a.m. at City Hall • May 21: City Council Second Reading, Public Hearing, and Adoption at 6 p.m. at City Hall If you have any trouble finding what you are looking for on the City's new website, please call Sharon Wright, 727.551.3396 PORT OF ST. PETERSBURG Live Music and Food Truck Rally On The Waterfront This Friday, April 10th, the public is invited to learn more about the Marine Exploration Center and Aquarium while enjoying food from Tampa Bay's best food trucks and live music. The event starts at 6 pm. Click here to learn more! The Port Terminal Building is located next to Albert Whitted Airport at 250 8 th Ave SE Port of St. Petersburg 250 8th Ave SE 6PM until 10PM DIVERSITY AND INCLUSIVENESS Diversity & Inclusivity Makes St. Pete Shine Brighter! To continue our efforts to offer support for good policies that create a competitive advantage for our businesses, we're working with Metro Wellness & Community Centers and the LGBT Welcome Center to create a more welcoming St. Petersburg, one business at a time! In this LGBT Diversity Training, Chris Rudisill, Director of LGBT Community Center Services with Metro will introduce you to a better understanding of the LGBT community, investigate ways in which you can improve your policies, eliminate assumptions and discrimination, and ensure that your business and employees are culturally competent to better serve the LGBT community. When Thursday, April 16, 2015 11:00 AM - 1 PM (Lunch Included) $25 members - $35 non-members A $200 Value! All workshop attendees will receive the above certification sticker "You are Welcome" to display in their place of business upon completion of training. Where St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce Board Room 100 Second Avenue North Suite 150 St. Petersburg, Florida 33701 Register UPCOMING CHAMBER MEETINGS Diversity and Inclusiveness Wednesday, April 15th - 3:00 pm Chamber Board Room. Meets the third Wednesday of every month. Chamber members and guests are welcome to attend. Chair: Nick Kouris, Florida Blue Co-Chair: Ashley Ligas Sustainability Thursday, April 16th - 8:00 am Chamber Board Room. Meets the third Thursday of every month. Chamber members and guests are welcome to attend. Chair: Sharon Ewe, Ecology and Environment Co-Chair: Jennifer Winter, USFSP If you are interested in becoming more involved with the Chamber or would like more information on our advocacy efforts, please call Travis Norton at 727-388-0682 or email: email@example.com CURRENT NEWS VIDEO: No easy fix for end of NB Howard Frankland 10News April 7th - FDOT is planning to completely reconstruct the north end of the Howard Frankland and the State Road 60 exit. "We really have to rebuild the entire thing. That's going to be several hundred million dollars, so that's lots of funding to find, but we do know it will help with congestion," said Kris Carson. Apparently, the project will cost around $500 million. However, it may be the only solution for an area that is backed up almost daily. Hiatus in stadium talks could usher in new St. Pete council Tampa Tribune, April 6th - On Monday, civic activist and former U.S. Air Force pilot Ed Montanari announced his candidacy for District 3, the seat occupied by Dudley. "I'm a big supporter of the Rays," he said. "They've been a long-term asset to St. Petersburg and the great Tampa Bay community. I would like to see them stay; I want to work with them to make that happen." Boat tour of St. Pete waterfront offers historic insights Tampa Tribune, April 4th - Residential developer Perry Snell and St. Petersburg Times editor William Straub disagreed, and ultimately prevailed. They pushed for restrictions on building and protection of the parks that today are prized as the city's key attraction. "Perry Snell realized the value that the park, the waterfront park, would provide for this new neighborhood he was developing that's today called the Historic Old Northeast," Peter Belmont said of the developer..."He was willing to dedicate some of his most valuable property on the waterfront as a park because he understood that would give back to the whole neighborhood," Belmont said. On the rise: Flood insurance premiums Tampa Tribune, April 4th - Commercial property owners also can see substantial savings by "flood proofing," adding barriers on doors, windows and other openings that would keep out rising waters in a storm, says Jake Holehouse, a St. Petersburg insurer. That can also run up a hefty bill that can reach up to $30,000, he says. "It is still very challenging," says Holehouse. 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It's a great day to spend the night in Downtown St. Pete!!
we sure have great stuff going on in April.... see for yourself... www.cordovainnstpete.com
Stay w/us, bring your room key to our sister restaurant The Station House for complimentary cocktail..... did we mention its walking distance.....