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How the Bilmar Beach Resort in Treasure Island Shows Love to Their Locals

Bilmar Beach Resort Treasure Island

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When most people think of a beach resort property, they picture poolside cabanas filled with guests who have traveled from near and far. While the Bilmar Beach Resort does attract an international crowd, they still love their locals. Find out how this St Pete area resort shows love to the local community and start experiencing some of their local events.

Bringing the Community Together

For years, the Bilmar has brought the local community together. The Treasure Island resort property offers events open to guests and locals alike seven nights a week. Additionally, they encourage locals guest to explore the region with the eyes of a tourist. You can join a sightseeing tour or rent a beach buggy or scooter. The hotel gives back to the locals in all of the following ways:

Make Meetings and Events Special

The Bilmar brings the community closer by providing an ideal location for meetings and special events. Whether you plan on celebrating a marriage, graduation, or birthday, the ballrooms at the Bilmar provide the perfect venue.

Because the ballrooms are fully customizable, you can transform the area into whatever you want it to be. The hotel also offers catering services, which can also be tailored to meet the needs of your event. Your event or meeting can stand out from others, thanks to the hotel’s versatility.

Florida Resident Discounts

With a convenient location, the Bilmar is a popular choice for those who live in St. Pete but want a night away from home. Perhaps you’re celebrating your anniversary or need a place to stay for a special event. In any case, you could spend the night in the Bilmar for a discounted resident rate.

Whether you’re looking for a staycation or you have friends and family who want to visit you, the Bilmar helps by providing a Florida resident discount. They offer discounts of as much as 15% off for all Florida residents.

Host Events for Locals

Almost any night of the week, there’s something going on at the Bilmar.

The Bilmar Beach Cafe and Patio, and Sloppy Joe’s on the Beach, are often gathering spots where you can find guests playing the resort’s beach games alongside St Petersburg, Treasure Island, Madeira Beach and Reddington Beach area residents and snowbirds.

One of the most popular attractions of the hotel is live music in a beach setting. Every month, the Bilmar features a variety of musical performances. They have popular bands such as the Dixie Land Jazz Band, Elly and Company, and Ray Boucher.

Other popular events in this hotel in St. Pete include beach volleyball competitions and various fundraisers. From August to December, the hotel hosts a weekly trivia night. Every Thursday night, participants test their knowledge and fight for bragging rights at Big Brains Trivia.

Every November, on the weekend before Thanksgiving, the Bilmar sponsors one of the most iconic festivals in the state – Treasure Island’s Master Cup Sand Sculpting Competition and Music Festival, Sanding Ovations. A four day competition of ten sand sculpting masters from throughout North America, Europe and Asia, astonishing works of art are created behind the Bilmar property using nothing but sand, water and lots of imagination. Sanding Ovations is a free event and brings in visitors locally, nationally and worldwide.

If there’s a holiday, you can count on the Bilmar to throw a party. In 2019, the hotel in St. Pete had a Halloween party, New Year’s Eve party, and an Easter brunch. The resort recently hosted a Super Bowl party. This weekend, the hotel continues that trend with a Valentine’s Day dinner special at the Bilmar Beach Cafe. The venue will serve a four course meal for $49 per person. In addition to getting great food, you’ll also be given live entertainment and complimentary valet parking. Next month, the property will host a St Patrick’s Day event. 

Taking Advantage of the Bilmar, Your Hotel in St. Pete

Whether you’re new to St. Pete or you’ve just never made your way into the hotel in St. Pete, you should take advantage of the Bilmar’s love for the community. You can check out their event calendar on Facebook, show up for a meal at Sloppy Joe’s or the Cafe, or plan your next event at the hotel.

You probably don’t need another reason to love St. Pete, but the Bilmar Beach Resort can be added to your list. Don’t wait to check out one of their upcoming events and activities.


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