Monday, November 6, 2017

The Tides Roll in and out

On new Year's Eve 1936 The Tides Hotel and Bath Club officially opened. It was a group of buildings including the main hotel, patio apartments, a motor inn and cottages.  The Bath Club was in the center and had two dining rooms, a ballroom, dinner theater and two swimming pools. With its creaky wood floors, posh oriental rugs and eloquent ambiance, it was the place to see and be seen.  Pinellas County's high society made it their chosen recreation area  for weddings, art exhibits, fashion shows and special events. Time could be spent swimming, honeymooning, playing cards, eating lunch or cutting a rug on the parquet floors of the Four Seasons Room.

The impeccable service drew famous visitors like Alfred Hitchcock, Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio.  Thousands of members through the years spent time at The Tides. Although popular, the hotel became old and rundown. The 14 acres of beachfront land were soon worth more than the aged bath house and hotel so were sold to make way for a new development. In 1996 the old Tides was demolished with the new Tides completed in 2000. 

Today, the Tides Beach Club consists of 6 condo buildings, 214 units, 3 swimming pools and sprawling sand beach along North Redington. The Tides roll out and the tides roll in.

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