Hotel & Local Information

Hotel, Transportation & Local Information

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Hotel

The NMC 56th Annual Meeting will be held at the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, in St. Pete Beach, Florida, USA. Situated on 20 acres, the beachfront property includes 7 miles of white sand beaches along the tranquil Gulf of Mexico. The resort includes five heated swimming pools, water slides, two whirlpools, a fitness center, salon and spa services, tennis courts, volleyball, beach cabanas and five restaurants.

 

The room rate is $189 (with upgrades available at higher rates) per night (plus applicable local and state taxes). All reservations are subject to availability and should be received by December 28, 2016. Reservations received after the official cutoff date will be based on availability at the hotel’s prevailing rates. Your reservation must be guaranteed by one night’s deposit or credit card. Check-in time is after 4:00 p.m.; check-out time is prior to 11:00 a.m.

 

For reservations, contact the hotel directly at: (800) 808-9833 or (800) 808-9833. Mention that you will be attending the NMC Annual Meeting to get the group rate. Online reservations can be made here.

The NMC Annual Meeting room block may fill up before the deadline. Don’t be disappointed; please make you room reservations early.

 

TradeWinds Island Grand Resort

5500 Gulf Boulevard

St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

(727) 367-6461

(800) 360-4016

(800) 808-9833

 

How to Get There

St. Pete Beach is about 25 miles southwest of Tampa and is served by Tampa International Airport (TPA), as well as St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport (PIE). Ground transportation options are listed below.

 

Resort Transportation Services is available through TradeWinds Island Resorts.

(727) 343-3303 or (806) 403-3303

resorttransportation@yahoo.com

All service is direct and is approximately a 35-minute drive.

Sedan (up to 4 persons) $70 one way

Minivan (up to 5 persons) $75 one way

Sport utility vehicle (up to 6 persons) $85 one way

Van (up to 10 persons) $130 one way

Mini coach (29 persons) $240 one way

This service is only cost effective if there is a group. You may contact the service to indicate that you will be attending the NMC Annual Meeting and they might be able to match you up with others arriving at the same time. The service can arrange groups to return to the airport at particular times, with no additional stops in the area.

 

SuperShuttle 

Website: www.supershuttle.com/Locations/TampaTPA

Phone: (727) 571-4220

This is a shared van, located at the end of baggage claim in Tampa International Airport. It makes stops at other beach area hotels. Allow one hour for travel from TPA to TradeWinds Island Grand Resort.

Cost: $46 Roundtrip ($25 one way). An Android and iPhone app is available for download.

 

Taxi

$75-$90 one way

 

While staying at the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, use the Central Avenue Trolley to get to area beach communities. The Central Avenue Trolley stops in front of the hotel. Call the PSTA InfoLine at (727) 540-1900 for more information.

 

What to See and Do

St. Pete Beach is a barrier island community, located off the Pinellas County mainland of Saint Petersburg, which is just south of Treasure Island and 20 miles from Clearwater Beach. With a permanent population of about 10,000, the area is a popular winter retreat for people living in others parts of the United States, Canada and Europe. The city was incorporated in 1957 when the towns of Pass-A-Grille, Don CeSar, Belle Vista, St. Petersburg Beach and unincorporated Pinellas County became the City of St. Petersburg Beach. In 1994, citizens voted to shorten the name to St. Pete Beach to lessen the confusion with the City of St. Petersburg, which is located to the east on the mainland.

 

With several miles of pristine, white sand beaches, year-round sunshine and an abundance of recreation opportunities, St. Pete Beach is a wonderful place to visit. From the shops and restaurants along St. Pete Beach to the longest undeveloped stretch of public beach in the county at Pass-a-Grille Beach, visitors find the area a unique place to get away.

 

Nearby activities include golf, fishing, sunset sailing cruises, cycling and shopping. Popular attractions less an hour from St. Pete Beach include Busch Gardens, Florida Aquarium, Lowry Park Zoo and Florida Botanical Gardens. Within 90 minutes, you’ll find Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Sea World and Universal Studios.

 

St. Pete Beach winter weather can be very pleasant in late January. The average high temperature is close to 70° F. (21° C.) and the average low is 54° F. (12 C.).