The Pearl Hotel, a St. Joe Club & Resorts property on Northwest Florida’s Emerald Coast, was recently ranked as the #1 Top Florida Resort Hotel in the 2018 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards.
The award recognizes top travel destinations and companies around the globe as rated by its readers based on their facilities, location, service, food, and overall value.
The World’s Best Awards appear in the August 2018 issue of Travel + Leisure, on sale July 27, and online here.
“To be celebrated as the #1 Top Florida Resort Hotel on this prestigious list is quite an honor,” said David Merryman, Hotel Manager, The Pearl Hotel. “As an ultra-luxury boutique accommodation in Rosemary Beach, we always strive to provide our guests with memorable experiences in the heart of one of the South’s chicest and most charming beachfront towns. For The Pearl Hotel to continue to be revered by our esteemed guests is a testament to the incredible work of our entire staff and the unparalleled amenities afforded to us as a part of the St. Joe Club & Resorts portfolio.”
In addition to its elegant aesthetics, this hidden gem features guest services-integrated iPads, an award-winning restaurant and lounge in homage to Hemingway’s favorite haunt in Cuba, as well as the poolside Spa Pearl. Surrounded by unique architecture in a West Indies-inspired destination established as an upscale retreat for urbanites, guests are encouraged to explore the intriguing area by foot or bike.
Rooms provide a private balcony with views of the Gulf of Mexico or surrounding Rosemary Beach, with artistry from the town showcased throughout the hotel.
Perfect for romantic getaways, this AAA Four Diamond and Forbes Four Star property leaves guests revived, inspired, and dreaming of their next beachside visit.
Inspired by El Floridita, Hemingway’s favorite haunt in old-town Havana, Cuba, Havana Beach Bar & Grill offers a comfortable, communal ambiance full of life and steeped in the joy of living, eating, and drinking well. A Florida Trend Golden Spoon Award winner, The Pearl Hotel’s signature restaurant looks to Executive Chef James Neale to serve up Gulf Coast American cuisine with vibrant Latin Caribbean influences, incorporating ingredients sourced locally from small, family-owned producers within 100 miles of the restaurant, as well as the freshest regional seafood.
Guests may also enjoy the Havana Beach Rooftop Lounge, renovated in April 2016. Offering a stylish, yet relaxed outdoor atmosphere with stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico and the town’s 30A lifestyle, this alfresco venue features bistro style seating and communal tables, encouraging diners to enjoy a menu of shared-plates inspired by the hotel’s destination restaurant. The Rooftop Lounge also includes two fire pits, as well as four cabanas for lounging under Florida’s signature sunshine or starry skies.
One of the benefits of St. Joe Club & Resorts managing this distinctive hotel property is that guests also enjoy access to a bevy of its private membership club’s amenities, including private golf and beach club access; complimentary bicycle use; kayak, canoe, and discounted stand-up paddleboard rentals; access to beach bonfire services, for which a St. Joe Club & Resorts staff member arranges all details of a beachside bonfire, from preparing the fire and setting up beach chairs to providing fixings for s’mores; and much more.
*SPOILER ALERT*: #5 will shock you!! 😲
Learn more: https://30a.com/rosemary-beach-guide
Posted by 30A on Saturday, 9 January 2021