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The Don CeSar Beach Resort

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Identification

The Don CeSar Beach Resort
136435

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
pink
spanish colonial revival

Usages

hotel

Facts

  • From 1942 to 1973 the hotel went from being a U.S. Army convalescent center to an abandoned building.
  • Referred to as the Pink Palace or simply "The Don".
  • Built to resemble the The Royal Hawaiian Hotel on Honolulu's Waikiki Beach.
  • The crown jewel of the 'Great Gatsby' era.
  • Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Served as a resort from 1928-1942 and from 1973 to now.
  • The dream of Irishman Thomas Rowe who found his fortune in Florida real estate.
  • Cost of hotel in 1928 was $1.2 million.
  • The Don CeSar has 275 guest rooms including 43 suites.
  • When the Don was completed it was 300% over budget.

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Location

3400 Gulf Boulevard
3400 Gulf Boulevard
33706
Saint Pete Beach
Florida
U.S.A.

Technical Data

138.00 ft
138.00 ft
129.00 ft
10
1926
1928
1994

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
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