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Quick Get Away: New Luxury Beachfront Resort Adds Glamour to Treasure Island

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EACH OF THE 77 ROOMS IS A SPACIOUS ONE-OR-TWO BEDROOM SUITE WITH AN AMAZING BEACHFRONT VIEW OF THE GULF OF MEXICO

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Beach Resort is a beautiful transformation of the property. With its turquoise blue and white color scheme and sleek, contemporary décor, the new resort is stunning with a decidedly South Beach-esque feel.

Each of the 77 rooms is a spacious one-or-two bedroom suite with an amazing beachfront view of the Gulf of Mexico. Uncork a bottle of wine and watch a breath-taking sunset from the privacy of your own enormous balcony. Or, order a tropical drink from the bar and stretch out by the pool or the fire pit. It’s easy to forget that you’re just a couple minutes from home.

The first floor of the resort is a covered parking garage for guests, a nice convenience that most area resorts don’t offer. The pool and sundeck are on the second floor overlooking the wide, white sandy beach. Clearwater Beach may get more national acclaim, but the Treasure Island Beach is just as spectacular and less crowded.

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The city unveiled a $1.2 million paved beach trail a few years ago and it is a pleasure to stroll along the wide curving sidewalk, especially in early morning hours and at dusk. It’s also fun to look across the vast expanse of sand and see specially marked grassy areas that have been set aside for nesting birds.

Each suite in the Treasure Island Resort is beautifully appointed and designed to feel like a high-end condo with a wealth of amenities. Everything is done with good taste. Grey wood floors throughout the suite are very attractive. Spacious bedrooms have sliding glass doors to the patio, while large bathrooms have the latest rain head showerheads. The fully stocked kitchen offers beautiful granite countertops and top-of-the-line stainless appliances. There’s even a wine rack inside the fridge.

THE CUSTOM, GOURMET BURGERS ARE DELICIOUS AND DECADENT, QUITE A TAKEOFF ON THE STANDARD, COMFORT BEACH FARE.

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Gourmet Burgers & Craft Cocktails

Executive Chef Michael Von Blomberg has created a terrific menu for BRGR Kitchen & Bar, the resort’s casual, hip restaurant. You can sit at the bar, in the restaurant, or outside in the covered patio area. Bring a big appetite. There’s a reason the restaurant was named BRGR. The custom, gourmet burgers are delicious and decadent, quite a takeoff on the standard, comfort beach fare.

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A selection of 11 artisanal burgers, plus a build-your-own option. Try the Bison Gone Wild with bacon jam, caramelized onions and smoked cheddar or the Nooner, a diet-busting signature beef burger with smoked bacon, aged cheddar, fried egg, grilled Portobello mushrooms, greens and roasted shallot-truffle aioli, all topped with crispy fried onions – an addition that Chef Von Blomberg says make the dish “simply pop.”

If you prefer a few more veggies with your meal, choose the burger bowl with fresh lettuces and many extras. The chef also likes to point out the vertical hydroponic herb garden wall by the bar – the sources of many of the herbs used in the restaurant’s recipes and handcrafted cocktails.
The Treasure Island Beach Resort is the perfect getaway for any occasion – to rekindle the romance, have fun with the girlfriends, take a stress-break from the office or even bring the family for a several day Florida beach “staycation.”

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