Sheraton Sand Key News

Clearwater, Fla. (Jan. 18, 2019) – Florida Trend’s Golden Spoons are high selective and are among the oldest dining awards in the state of Florida. Recently, the Sheraton Sand Key Resort’s Rusty’s Bistro won their 8th consecutive Golden Spoon Award. Rusty’s is known for their Caribbean-meets Southwest culinary creations and is open for both breakfast […]

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Rusty’s Bistro Among the Top Chefs Coming Together for a Cause ST. PETERSBURG, FL – PARC’s fourth annual Top Chefs event will be held at The Birchwood in their Grand Ballroom on Saturday, September 15, 2018. Highlighting some of St. Petersburg’s top restaurants, PARC’s Top Chefs offers guests open bar drinks, entrée samplings and decadent […]

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Rusty’s Bistro WIns 7th Golden Spoon Award Clearwater, Fla. (December 7, 2017) In its 50-year history, Florida Trends Golden Spoon award has recognized the top fine dining establishments all across Florida. This year, only 13 restaurants in the Tampa Bay area were recognized, with Rusty’s Bistro winning its 7th consecutive Golden Spoon award. Golden Spoon […]

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2017 SSG International Beach Games Preview 2017 SSG International Beach Games Preview – Friday, September 29 – Sunday, October 1 Olympic athletes, top-ranked national and international athletes and Tampa Bay area athletes gather in Clearwater Beach EVENT: 2017 Sunshine State Games (SSG) International Beach Games, an amateur, multi-sport festival, held on the sands of Clearwater […]

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International Beach Games brings Talent of All Ages to Clearwater Beach TALLAHASSEE – If 17-year old Derek Akey, a track and field athlete from Gainesville, has aspirations to be a triathlete, his participation in the Sunshine State Games (SSG) International Beach Games is a start. He is registered in three of the seven events of […]

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Sheraton Sand Key Resort Hosts Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay CLEARWATER, Fla. (July 31, 2017)—The Sheraton Sand Key Resort helped Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Tampa Bay make a splash for their new public service announcement.  The resort hosted the film shoot on their 13-acre private beach. The PSA takes a tongue-in-cheek […]

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Clearwater Beach Neighborhood Newsletter Spends Time With Sheraton Sand Key’s Charlie Creel In the latest issue of Clearwater Beach Neighborhood Newsletter, Publisher Bob Griffin spent some time with Sheraton Sand Key’s head concierge Charlie Creel. Concierges provide information and services to business visitors and tourists, and are usually found only in larger hotels. Twelve hotels […]

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Sheraton Sand Key Resort Ranked Among Top Group Sales Managers In celebration of National Travel & Tourism Week, HotelPlanner and Meetings.com announced the top 100 group sales managers in the U.S. Monica Santiago, with the Sheraton Sand Key Resort, made the list. The top performing sales managers were selected based on a combination of factors, […]

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Sheraton Sand Key Resort Ranked Among the Best Luxury Hotels by USA Today Once again, the Sheraton Sand Key Resort has been featured on one of USA Today’s 10 Best list, this time ranking in as one of the Best Luxury Hotels in St Petersburg and Clearwater Beach. In her countdown, writer and St. Petersburg/Clearwater […]

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USA Today Picks Rusty’s Bistro Among Top Choices for Brunch Rusty’s Bistro was recently selected by USA Today writer, Michelle da Silva Richmond, among the top breakfast/brunch spots in the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area. In her full list, Richmond describes Rusty’s Bistro: “Attentive staff and good food pave the way for the popular weekend breakfast buffet […]

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Rusty’s Bistro Receives 6th Golden Spoon Award from Florida Trend Clearwater, Fla. – (Friday, December 2, 2016) – Congratulations to Chef John Harris and the team at Rusty’s Bistro for receiving their 6th consecutive Golden Spoon Award. For over 40 years, Florida Trend Magazine has awarded the Golden Spoon Award to recognize the state’s top […]

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SSK tops the list as best Clearwater hotel by Trips to Discover The Sheraton Sand Key Resort was recently featured at the top of the list for best Clearwater Florida hotels on the digital travel magazine Trips To Discover. Writer Charity De Souza went through hundreds of online reviews for hotels in Clearwater and listed […]

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Sheraton Sand Key Resort receives Delta Vacations’ 2016 Quality Assurance Award Clearwater – Oct. 5, 2016 – Sheraton Sand Key Resort was recently announced as one of the winners of the 2016 Quality Assurance Award by Delta Vacations during a private luncheon held at Delta Vacations University, the company’s annual travel agency educational and networking […]

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Sheraton Sand Key Resort to Host International Beach Games Clearwater, Fla. – (September 15, 2016) – Russ Kimball, general manager of the Sheraton Sand Key Resort, announced today they will host the newly formed International Beach Games, taking place September 23-25, 2016. After many successful years of hosting its own Sand Key Sports Festival with […]

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Sheraton Sand Key Resort Earns 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence CLEARWATER, FL – (Wednesday, May 25, 2016)–Sheraton Sand Key Resort today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of […]

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Sheraton Sand Key Resort voted 2016 Favorite by Family Vacation Critic Clearwater, Fla. – (Wednesday, May 11, 2016) – Congratulations to the staff and Sheraton Sand Key team which was voted one of the top 2016 Favorites by Family Vacation Critic (TripAdvisor’s Family Travel Site). Each hotel on the list met a set of criteria […]

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  Clearwater, Fla. – (Wednesday, December 9, 2015) – For the 5th consecutive year, Chef John Harris and the team at Rusty’s Bistro were awarded a Florida Trend 2015 Golden Spoon Award. Started 40 years ago by Florida Trend Magazine, the Golden Spoon Awards recognize the state’s top 100 restaurants. “We are honored to have […]

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  Clearwater, Fla. – General Manager Russ Kimball announced today the official kick-off of the annual Suncoast Jazz Festival on Thursday evening hosted at Sheraton Sand Key Resort. Kimball said, “The Suncoast Jazz Classic partners with the City of Clearwater each year, and this year is very special as it’s a member of the 100 […]

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts on Wednesday announced a new partnership with DirecTV, designating it as the company’s preferred provider in the U.S. and giving guests access to DirecTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket, programming for the four major sports leagues, select DVR capabilities, and nearly 100 HD channels. According to Brennan Gildersleeve, vice president of brand and […]

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  ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 8, 2015) — The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) celebrated the stars of Florida’s hospitality industry at its Shades of Pink Installation and Awards Gala on Wednesday, October 7, 2015. One of the industry award winners was Russ Kimball, General Manager of the Sheraton Sand Key Resort on Clearwater Beach, and he […]

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    CLEARWATER BEACH, FL (October 7, 2015) – The third annual Sheraton Sand Key Beach Tennis Open was a huge success with over 80 participants competing in Men’s Open Doubles, Women’s Open Doubles, Mixed Open Doubles, Men’s Advanced Doubles, Women’s Advanced Doubles, and Mixed Advanced Doubles. The Beach Tennis tournament was the cornerstone event for the Inaugural Sand […]

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ATLANTA (September 30, 2015) – MLT Vacations, a leading provider of vacation packages in the U.S., recently announced the winners of its 2015 Quality Assurance Award during an exclusive luncheon held at the company’s annual travel agency educational and networking event, MLT University, held in Minneapolis, MN. “You are the best of the best and […]

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  CLEARWATER BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 2, 2015) — The Sheraton Sand Key Resort on Clearwater Beach has come up with yet another reason for guests to book their vacations there—a handcrafted proprietary ale. Turtle Ale, which was created for Sheraton Sand Key in collaboration with Pair O’ Dice Brewing Company in Clearwater, was unveiled this […]

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CLEARWATER, Fla., Sept. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — In early 2012, Sheraton Sand Key Resort hosted the first annual Beach Tennis Open; a rather new sport in the United States. After great success and support from the St. Petersburg Clearwater Sports Commission, this event will now add more sports starting with “Ultimate.” What, not sure what “Ultimate” […]

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NYT- How Doing Nothing Became the Ultimate Family Vacation Before having a child, my wife and I had always prided ourselves on being travelers and not tourists. We liked out-of-the-way places; my research often took us to absurd locations like the Democratic Republic of Congo near rebel-held territory or old Khmer Rouge bases on the […]

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Sheraton Sand Key Announces Completion of Multi-Million Dollar Renovation Clearwater Beach, FL (March 20, 2015) – Having recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, Sheraton Sand Key Resort announced the completion of a multi-million dollar, multi-year top to bottom renovation. Russ Kimball, General Manager and his designer of nearly 30 years, Bettie Bragg of Niles Bolton in […]

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Sheraton Sand Key Announces Completion of Multi-Million Dollar Renovation Clearwater Beach, FL (March 20, 2015) – Having recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, Sheraton Sand Key Resort announced the completion of a multi-million dollar, multi-year top to bottom renovation. Russ Kimball, General Manager and his designer of nearly 30 years, Bettie Bragg of Niles Bolton in […]

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 The Sands of Time: A Hospitality Icon Celebrates 40 Years Clearwater Beach, FL (March 5, 2015) – When General Manager Russ Kimball started his first year with Sheraton Sand Key Resort, it was 1975. The Vietnam War was ending, gas cost 44 cents per gallon, and HBO was preparing to debut in hotel rooms in […]

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 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 […]

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