TradeWinds Island Resorts, the operator of the Island Grand and RumFish Beach Resort, has added 141 rooms to its portfolio and new amenities as part of an overall expansion plan.
TradeWinds was able to add 141 rooms as it acquired the Alden Suites, which it purchased last March and incorporated into the RumFish Beach Resort, according to a news release.
The St. Pete Catalyst previously reported last year that the St. Pete Beach resort operator was in the conceptual planning stages for the new purchase and expansion plan.
The expansion brings the RumFish Beach Resort room count to 353, creating a total of 899 guest rooms at TradeWinds Island Resorts.
Separate from the acquisition, TradeWinds has recently opened The Zing Ray Zip, which is the first-ever zipline to operate at a St. Pete Beach resort.
TradeWinds has added an Aqua-Bana, a 10-person covered floating cabana with a table and a cooler of ice. The resort has also replaced its floating cabanas with a newer king-sized version and has added new components to the popular floating water park, including a new water slide, catapult swing and monkey bar apparatus.
The chair and umbrella service will also now be offered at both properties.
Meanwhile, the’ Bermudas Beachside Cantina, a Mexican restaurant and bar, has been added to the Island Grand resort. The restaurant space at the resort previously operated as a Beef ‘O’ Brady’s.