The Pearl Celebrates “First Strand” Anniversary with Special Package and Keepsake

The Pearl Hotel (Tommy Crow Photography)
The Pearl Hotel (Tommy Crow Photography)

Having welcomed more than 12,000 guests in its first year, The Pearl — the Emerald Coast’s premier beachfront luxury hotel — is marking its “first strand” anniversary this month with a special guest package and takeaway keepsake.

Available for two-night stays between August 15 and December 30, 2014 and starting at $299* per night, the First Strand Celebration package includes a three-course dinner at the hotel’s onsite restaurant for two and an exclusive “First Strand” necklace made with a single freshwater round pearl and pearl closure on hand-rolled leather by South Walton-based jewelry designer Allison Craft Designs.

The full package includes:

— Luxury accommodations for two nights
— Two signature anniversary cocktails upon arrival
— A three-course dinner at The Pearl’s Havana Beach Bar & Grill restaurant for two
— One exclusive “First Strand” necklace designed by Allison Craft Designs
— Exclusive access to St. Joe Club & Resorts amenities

“First Strand” Pearl Necklace by Allison Craft Design

“It takes approximately 10,000 individual pearls to craft a single, flawless strand, and this perfectly captures the significance of our one year anniversary,” said hotel manager Gabrielle Testa. “We’re thrilled to partner with local designer Allison Craft and offer our guests a unique gift that allows them to take home a piece of their Pearl experience.”

As an added social perk, The Pearl is also holding a special “First Strand” Anniversary contest on its Facebook page from August 14-28, where one lucky winner will receive a complimentary “First Strand” Anniversary Celebration package that includes an exclusive, one-of-a-kind pearl “Revel” necklace made by Allison Craft Designs with 33 individual freshwater pearls.

As the newest hotel in the St. Joe Club & Resorts portfolio, The Pearl now offers its guests access to two golf courses, Camp Creek and Shark’s Tooth Golf Clubs, as well as the Beach Club at WaterSound. A sampling of complimentary recreational activities now available includes kayaking and biking, private beach access, and use of workout and tennis facilities.

For rates, reservations, and more info, visit The Pearl or call 850-588-2881.

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