The Pearl Hotel – 63 Main Street – Rosemary Beach, Florida 32461.
SOUTH WALTON COUNTY, Fla.–(Business Wire)–With the announcement of the 2015 Forbes Travel Guide Star Ratings, two hotels in the St. Joe Club & ResortsSM collection — WaterColor® Inn & Resort and The Pearl Hotel, in addition to the WaterColor® Inn’s onsite restaurant Fish Out of Water® — have received four-star ratings. This is the first time that Forbes Travel Guide has named The Pearl Hotel, which opened in August 2013, 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 this list. Evaluated by a team of Forbes experts against up to 800 rigorous and objective standards, the luxury travel guide provides comprehensive ratings and reviews of hotels, restaurants, and spas around the world.
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 & ResortsSM 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 & ResortsSM 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.
One of the benefits of being part of the St. Joe Club & ResortsSM 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.