To the Editor:
Now ushering in the classic resort’s 103rd Season, The Gasparilla Inn & Club invites its neighbors from Boca Grande and beyond to step through the white pillared entrance for the annual Community Open House.
No reservation is necessary for the event scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. Walk the public spaces of The Inn and see both Gasparilla Inn Guest Rooms and Cottage accommodations.
Take advantage of the ‘behind the scenes tour’ and experience The Inn’s main kitchen, overseen by Executive Chef Seth Shipley and his talented culinary team. The Gasparilla Inn & Club will have The Inn Boutique and The Inn Shop open as well. Light canapes and nonalcoholic beverages will be complimentary. Alcoholic beverages will be available at BZ’s Lounge during the Open House.
Locals are always welcome to visit The Gasparilla Inn & Club for dinner at The Inn’s dining room or for a luxurious getaway. At the Open House, information will be provided about The Inn’s outstanding amenities, including the golf club, the beach club, The Gasparilla Inn Spa, and our various dining experiences. Details about catering and conference services, getaway weekends and special events will also be available. A
member of Historic Hotels of America and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this grand resort offers 142 accommodations in a pristine environment in the heart of Boca Grande, located on Gasparilla Island. Owned by the William Farish family, the resort has played host to many notables throughout its storied history, including Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, Thomas Edison, Katharine Hepburn, the George H.W. Bush family, members of the DuPont family, and others.
The Inn remains, as always, the center of village life on Gasparilla Island. The Gasparilla Inn & Club also offers separate golf and beach club memberships, as well as the hospitality of The Inn to evoke “Florida as it was meant to be.”
To inquire about the open house, please call (941) 964-4631. Follow us on Facebook at Facebook.com/GasparillaInn; or Instagram @GasparillaInn.
Special Events and Public Relations Manager The Gasparilla Inn & Club