Sheraton Sand Key Plays Supporting Role in Dolphin Tale 2!

Clearwater Beach, FL (September 30, 2014) – The Dolphin Tale movies continue to create international awareness for Clearwater Beach, building on the area’s great reputation for hospitality. With the release of the new movie, Dolphin Tale 2, the excitement is growing and the Sheraton Sand Key Resort is a proud participant!

The hotel recently played host to Warner Bros. and the global press as the staging headquarters for interviews with film stars and for pre-release previewing.  The iconic actors Morgan Freeman, Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd and Nathan Gamble were among the cast who shared their first-hand experiences with a fascinated crowd of reporters and guests.

Representatives of the hotel were invited guests to the premiere screening of the movie in Hollywood as part of an industry charity event. “Dolphin Tale 2 picks up where the first movie left off and features Winter’s new friend, Hope.  This is a great family movie and truly inspirational,” said Russ Kimball, General Manager of Sheraton Sand Key.  “We are truly proud to associate our hotel and our region with this magical story and with the Clearwater Marine Aquarium where it all takes place.”

The Sheraton Sand Key continues to be a partner of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, having earned the title as one of “Winter’s favorite places to stay.”   The hotel has added new promotional packages for visitors destined to meet Winter and Hope at the aquarium.  Special pricing, tickets for entry and access to hotel amenities are part of the package with a portion of each night’s revenue directed to the aquarium.

For more information on special packages, contact Sheraton Sand Key Resort by phone at 800-456-7263 or visit

About the Sheraton Sand Key Resort

Sheraton Sand Key Resort is located directly on the beach at Sand Key.  Offering 390 rooms and suites overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and the Intracoastal Waterway, the resort offers a legacy of exceptional hospitality serving guests from around the world.

About Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit marine rescue center dedicated to inspiring the human spirit through leadership in education, research, rescue, rehabilitation, and release. Winter the dolphin’s story of survival after injury has impacted millions of people around the world. The sequel, Dolphin Tale 2, released in September, features the incredible story of Hope.