Checking out the new Wyndham Grande Clearwater Beach

As a member of Working Women Tampa Bay, I was invited to the new Wyndham Grande Clearwater Beach on a weekday evening to tour the Pallavi Spa.

Located just north of the Hyatt Clearwater Beach, the resort opened late last year. Rooms seem to run about $228 a night during July.

Of course I had to explore other parts of the hotel too, including the pool and the restaurant, Ocean Hai.

The entrance:

As soon as you pull into the drive, you step up several steps to see this:

And believe me, you feel like you’ve reached nirvana.

 

 

 

 

The lounge areas are lovely,

 

 

and there was a musician setting up his equipment.

It seemed a bit crowded on this summer Thursday early evening. There is just one pool, and children and adults share it.

The spa:

After visiting a few other local spas, I must say that the open space, soothing colors and quiet tones were quite impressive.

The staff was helpful and showed us the many rooms and niches where visitors could be pampered, massaged, scrubbed and toned.

Some of the WWTB members took advantage of the reduced prices for the evening. (What was I thinking? I forgot to make a reservation!)

Luxurious towels set individually make visitors feel special.

Cool soothing tones in hallway.

Although I didn’t receive a treatment, I did buy a lavish body scrub. ($58 with a 20% discount)

The lobby:

Aqua, yellow and grey tones. The day I was there, the clientele seemed more international than most of the hotels I’ve stayed on the beach, and reflected a more sophisticated vibe.

Privacy “screen” is reminiscent of a ship.

 The tropical chairs reminded me of the 70s. And I could picture Marcia and Greg Brady sitting here, a la Hawaiian episode.

Details of shells and succulents

The restaurant: Ocean Hai


There was also a nice patio portion of the restaurant, overlooking the beach. This would be a lovely place to perch, people watch, gaze at the waves and sunset and dine. I look forward to trying it in the future.

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