CLEARWATER BEACH, FL--(Marketwired - Jan 15, 2014) - St. Petersburg is usually a relaxed beach town year-round, but from March 28th through the 30th, the city will host the 2014 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, featuring the fastest racing series on the planet.
The 10th edition of this annual festival will include a 1.8-mile waterfront street course minutes from these hotel suites near downtown St. Petersburg that features 14 turns taking drivers past various local attractions including Pioneer Park, the DukeEnergy Center for the Arts and the Salvador Dali Museum before heading out to the runways at Albert Whitted Airport.
In addition to racing, the week-long festival near this St. Petersburg hotel with pool will feature an IndyCar fan village, beer gardens, driver autograph sessions, a Bright House speed zone, music, interactive games and exhibits. Indy Lights, Star Mazda, USF2000 and World Challenge paddocks will be open to all spectators.
Whether visitors are looking to stick around for the whole week or just a weekend, this hotel near St. Petersburg, Florida pier is the perfect place to call home. Offering extended-stay suite accommodations along the beach, the Residence Inn St. Petersburg Treasure Island offers plenty of space for families and fans. All accommodations -- including studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom suites -- feature a full kitchen with appliances and dining table, and grocery-shopping service means preparing meals is as easy as it is back home. Upload event photos with complimentary Wi-Fi, and keep up with races across the globe on the 32-inch plasma TV. While the beach is just steps away, guests can also splash around in the heated beachfront pool. Before heading out for the day, enjoy a complimentary breakfast buffet at Ocean's Lobby Lounge; when guests return in the evening, a complimentary social hour offers light bites and beverages.
About the Residence Inn St. Petersburg Treasure Island
At the Residence Inn St. Petersburg Treasure Island, located on Florida's popular West Coast, visitors will find a beachfront hotel offering the convenience of extended-stay accommodations combined with the luxuries of a vacation destination. Available in studio, one-, two- or three-bedroom suites, accommodations feature separate areas for living and sleeping, along with high-tech amenities such as a 32-inch plasma TV and complimentary Wi-Fi. A fully equipped kitchen with all appliances and a four-person dining table allow guests to prepare their own meals (as does the hotel's grocery-shopping service). In the morning, prepare coffee or tea and take in the sunrise on a private lanai with Gulf Coast views. Leave the cooking to the Ocean's Lobby Lounge kitchen, who prepare a complimentary breakfast each morning and a complimentary evening social hour with light bites and beverages. Stay active with a fitness center, beachfront heated pool, nearby golf courses and top St. Petersburg, FL fishing. An intimate meeting room is available to host clients from nearby St. Petersburg, Pete Beach, Clearwater Beach and Tampa companies.