Vinoy St. Petersburg Resort Reveals Upgraded Event Space

The historic Florida resort’s meeting space is the first phase of a larger makeover.

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The Vinoy Grand Ballroom features a glass-blown chandelier by artist Dale Chihuly. Photo Credit: Jorge Alvarez

The 362-room Vinoy St. Petersburg Resort and Golf Club in Florida has unveiled renovations to its Palm Court Ballroom and Vinoy Grand Ballroom. Designed by Rockwell Group, the spaces combine a refreshed aesthetic and an old-Florida grandeur in a nod to the property’s historic past.

The resort’s largest event space, the 11,520-square-foot Palm Court Ballroom and its entrance hall received new flooring and Art Deco chandeliers; the space accommodates up to 1,000 guests. 

Renovations to the 6,120-square-foot Vinoy Grand Ballroom include new carpeting, drapery and furnishings, and a restoration of the room’s focal point, a glass-blown chandelier by artist Dale Chihuly. The windows now face a lush living wall, bringing the property’s tropical surroundings indoors. 

The meeting spaces were the first to be completed in a renovation project that will also improve the main lobby, all guest rooms, the spa, the restaurants and the veranda.

The Vinoy St. Petersburg opened in 1925 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The resort is on 13.5 acres of waterfront property, and offers a private 72-slip marina, an 18-hole golf course, a tennis complex and a fitness center.