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Thursday, August 27, 2013
Congratulations are in order!
Tropical Shores Beach Resort has been rated among the best in the region
and has received the 2013 Talk of the Town Customer Satisfaction Award
Award Recipient: Tropical Shores Beach Resort
Star Rating: 5
City: Sarasota State: FL
Category: Hotels and Travel
Presented by: Celebration Media and Talk of the Town News
â€œThe Talk of the Town awards program was created more than five years ago to showcase businesses ranked by consumers as the best in their respective fields.â€ Tropical Beach Resorts on Siesta Key in Sarasota, Florida is honored to receive a reward reflecting a 5 rating on excelled customer service. This award was based on their research gathered during the past 12 months.
Media and Talk of the Town News monitor positive and negative reviews, blogs, business-rating services, social networks, and other industry resources to determine the highest-rated and top-reviewed businesses in all 50 states of the country and parts of Canada.
â€œTropical Beach Resorts is committed to setting high standards and itâ€™s always great for our team when they get recognized for the exceptional commitment we make to our guests”, said Dawn Bear, GM. â€œAt the end of the day itâ€™s all about relationships… We truly are a people business.â€
Here is list of some the key points we are committed to promising our guests every time we come into contact with them:
1. We Listen!
This tops the list because it is the most important thing we can do. We let our guests talk and tell us what happened or how we can make it right. We don’t assume anything.
2. Get feedback
This doesn’t mean an electronic survey about our service, it means we encourage suggestions from our guests! After all, we are marketing to our guests’ needs!
3. Anticipate needs
We work hard to learn what our guests want and need before they tell us. We try to impress them everyday!
4. It’s extremely important to be fair when saying no.
There are times when a guest wants us to do things that are impossible, however, if we are receptive to the things we can do for them… we can still find away to help!
5. We know who our customer are!
We are constantly offering new things, making changes, and updating our accommodations, marketing, and programs.
6. We trust our guests!
We love our guests from the start, and we make sure to put our best foot forward to really create a great relationship from the first interaction.
7. Say â€œYesâ€
Whenever our guests have a reasonable request, we accommodate them. We know saying yes goes a long way!
8. We Validate our guests concerns
Our team knows and understands that we never argue with our guests or put them on the defensive. We are trained to understand their frustration and do everything we can to help them.
9. Give more than expected
We look at our relationships with our guests as a long- term engagement. We want to offer more than expected so our guests know we care about them and appreciate their business.
10. We strive to make our guests feel appreciated!
11. We make sure not to minimize our guests’ concerns and always treat them with respect.
For more information regarding Tropical Beach Resorts please contact us at 1-800-235-3493 or visit us online at www.tropicalbeachresorts.com
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Tropical Beach Resorts along with Sarasota county has seen another year of growth in our total number of visitors this year.
According to Visit Sarasota County (VSC), Sarasota County had 740,300 visitors in fiscal year 2013, spending $640,974,200 in the area economy. That is a 5.8% jump in visitors from fiscal year 2012 and a 10.2% increase in direct spending.
Tropical Beach Resorts is pleased that business is up.
The 2013 fiscal year ended June 30. Data from the Sarasota County Tax Collector also paints a positive picture for the area tourism industry.
With three months of revenue left to be calculated for 2013, Sarasota County has already raised $12,179,818 in revenue from the Tourist Development Tax â€” eclipsing the total revenue reported for 2011. This comes after multiple years of increased revenues from the tax. Development Tax revenue grew by 16% in 2011, and by 17.5% in 2012.
The Tourist Development Tax is a 5% charge on the revenue from rentals of six months or less. Revenue from the tax is used for tourism promotion, maintenance and renourishment of beach park facilities and beaches, sports stadiums, nature center facilities and promoting new tourist attractions and events.
Projects like the proposed dredging of Big Pass also rely on Development Tax revenue.
Tropical Beach Resorts General Manager said.” We are very pleased business continues to improve. We’ve done so many upgrades to the property and have continued to grow a talented staff… we couldn’t be happier it’s paying off.”
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CONTACT: Dawn Bear, GM
Tropical Beach Resorts
6717 Sara Sea Circle
Siesta Key, Sarasota FL 34242
TROPICAL BEACH RESORTS ON SIESTA KEY IN SARASOTA, FLORIDA EARNS 2013 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE
Honored as a Top Performing Siesta Key Beach Resort as Reviewed by Travelers on the Worldâ€™s Largest Travel Site
Sarasota, Florida 13th, August,â€“ Tropical Beach Resorts, Siesta Key beach located in Sarasota, announced today that it has received a TripAdvisorÂ® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.
To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor, and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.
Tropical Beach Resorts is pleased to receive a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence,â€ said Dawn Bear, General Manager at Tropical Beach Resorts. â€œWe strive to offer our guests a truly magical experience, and this accolade is evidence that our hard work is translating into positive reviews on TripAdvisor.â€
â€œTripAdvisor is delighted to celebrate the success of businesses around the globe, from Sydney to Chicago, Sao Paulo to Rome, which are consistently offering Trip Advisor travelers a great customer experience,â€ said Alison Copus, Vice President of Marketing for TripAdvisor for Business. â€œThe Certificate of Excellence award provides top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most â€“ their customers.â€
Tropical Beach Resorts
Tropical Beach Resorts operates at Tropical Shores, Tropical Sun, and the Sara Sea Resort located at the shores of Crescent Beach on Siesta Key offering private beach access, heated pools, complimentary beach yoga classes, full kitchens, tiki hut bbq grills, free wifi, ipod docking stations, and much more.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tropical Shores Beach, A Siesta Key Resort, Receives 2013 Best of Sarasota Award
Sarasota Award Program Honors the Achievement
SARASOTA August 6, 2013 — Tropical Shores Beach Resort, a Siesta Key resort, in Sarasota, Florida has been selected for the 2013 Best of Sarasota Award in the Hotels & Motels category by the Sarasota Award Program.
Each year, the Sarasota Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Sarasota area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 Sarasota Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Sarasota Award Program and data provided by third parties.
About Sarasota Award Program
The Sarasota Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Sarasota area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices. They have also implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
The Sarasota Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.
SOURCE: Sarasota Award Program
For more information contact
Tropical Beach Resorts
6717 Sara Sea Circle
Siesta Key, Sarasota Florida 34242
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Trying to decide on the location for your next family vacation? Looking for the perfect spot to spend your hard-earned money and well-deserved time off?
With so many different choices, it can be an overwhelming and sometimes exhausting experience planning your trip.
Let us introduce you to the little piece of paradise called Siesta Key located in Sarasota, Florida.Â Â This gorgeous barrier island is perfect for relaxing and enjoying some real quality time!Â We would like to share some tips, ideas and suggestions that may help make your decision much easier!
Siesta Key is one of Sarasota’s barrier islands. The 8-mile long island is alive with tropical atmosphere, blessed with the world’s finest, whitest beaches, filled with charming hideaways, and always offering plenty to do – but it is also a place to relax, and let the warm breezes, cool water and soft sand transport you to your personal paradise!
There are two drawbridges that connect Siesta Key to the Sarasota mainland, allowing it to remain an uncomplicated natural paradise without sacrificing the amenities of contemporary life. The north bridge, Siesta Drive, is within the City of Sarasota and provides convenient access to the city, its business and arts districts, and to the Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport via US Highway 41. The south bridge, Stickney Point Road, provides access to south Sarasota County and a direct route to Interstate 75.
There are two main shopping districts right on Siesta Key, each with a wide variety of shops that carry merchandise ranging from seashells, and T-shirts to the upscale clothing, to ice cream. The Village on Siesta Key is located on the northwest side of the Key about one block from the Gulf. The Siesta South Shopping area begins at the Stickney Point Bridge and goes south along Midnight Pass Road. There are free shuttle services that run til 2am on the island that will pick you up at your vacation residence and deliver you to wherever you want to visit, these services run on gratuities, and are a great way to explore the hidden coves and real estate on the island! Check out SunRide Pedicab, for example.
The beaches of Siesta Key are world-renowned. The pure quartz, pulverized to a fine white powder, has a magical quality. There is no sand quite like Siesta’s anywhere and there are multiple awards to prove this point! In 2011, Siesta Beach was rated as the #1 beach in the United States by “Dr. Beach”, a.k.a. Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, director of Florida International University’s highly respected Laboratory for Coastal Research. With limited parking, along Beach Road, expansive Crescent Beach has been rated as one of the â€œTop 10 Beaches in the Worldâ€. Smack-dab- in the center of Crescent Beach isâ€¦ the â€œpublic beachâ€ known as Siesta Beach where Dr. Steve Leatherman, a.k.a. â€œDr. Beachâ€ awarded itâ€¦ The #1 Rankingâ€¦ above all other beaches in the U.Sâ€¦. including Hawaii!Â In 2004 the Travel Channel named it “The Best Sand Beach in America” because of its 99% pure quartz sand that stays cool under your feet.Â Siesta Key even won an award from the International Sand Contest in 1987 for having the best overall sand anywhere! That means that Siesta Key has the best sand in the WORLD! Even the Travel Channel agrees. In 2004, the Travel Channelâ€™s Best Beaches in America show featured Siesta Key as the Best Sand Beachâ€¦on the planet!Â Even Florida Trend Magazine has named Siesta Beach â€œThe Best Beachâ€ in the State of Florida!
We hope that these few tidbits have helped you in your vacation hunting! Siesta Key is the place to be right now and the sun is shining! So, pack your flip flops and casual beach attire, because on this island, it’s very easy to lose yourself and track of time!
Call one of our Siesta Key destination specialists today to help you with any other questions and to choose the perfect room for your Siesta Key vacation! 800-235-3493
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What words come to mind when you think of the 4th of July holiday?Â We think of words like spectacular, amazing, exhilarating!Â Out on Siesta Key, it’s very much the same wording, but we like to add community, andÂ maybe even superfloridasandelicious (yes one of our guests made that up and we think it’s a perfect description ofÂ Siesta Key!) As a community we all pull together to raise the money for the festivities that make up the night of dazzling fireworks in the sky over the most beautiful sand beach in the world as far as we are concerned. The Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce hosts the fireworks every year and work hard to make them the best around! Loads of volunteers work year round preparing for this exciting night and hope you will join them in celebrating again this year!
But let’s not forget the festivities don’t just stop with the fireworks!Â There are 9 day that are packed full of events. The Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix brings in crowds from all over boastingÂ boat parades, heart pounding race action right off our coast, and parties all week. And don’t forget, Sarasota’s own Nik Wallenda, the King of the Sky, will be the welcomed home and congratulated for being the first person to ever cross the Grand Canyon by tightrope during the Boat Parade on Friday, July 5th, starting at 7pm.
For a full Suncoast Offshore event calendar, click here!
For local Siesta Key events, click here!!
So if you’reÂ planning to come to our little GulfÂ island paradise and questioning what to do, we’ll have a list of activities waiting for you!
If you are looking for visual stimulation, beautiful hot sunny days and breath taking fireworks lighting up the night sky,Â July 4th on Siesta Key is the place to be.Â Â Pack up your flip-flops, grab a beach chair and head to paradise.
Tropical Beach Resorts has nightly hotel room accommodations available for great July Rates.
Call today at 800-235-3493 and speak with one of our on-site reservation specialists to get the personalized attention that you deserve!!
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We all know that Siesta Key is known for having the#1 beach in the USA, but did you know that Sarasota also has the highest concentrations of ZagatÂ®-rated restaurants in Florida?
We are so truly blessed to be in such a wonderful city full of these amazing restaurants and thanks to Visit Sarasota County’s Savor Sarasota Week, these restaurants feature some extra special goodies at an amazing price! Guests can enjoy a multi-course delight for a fraction of the cost.Â Lunch is served at $15 per person, and dinner is only $29 per person.Â So during your visit to our Siesta Key hotel, make sure to take advantage of all that Siesta Key and Sarasota has to offer!
The event runs June 1-June 14th and can be taken advantage of at a few restaurants right here on Siesta Key! These local places are Miguel’s, Ophelia’s on the Bay, Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Eat Here and BluQue Island Grill.Â So call up the SunRide Pedicab at 941-343-3400 and make your way to one of these amazing restaurants!
A full list of participating restaurants is listed below:
62 Bistrot , Harryâ€™s Continental Kitchens, Barnacle Billâ€™s Seafood,Â Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse, Bijou Cafe,Â Lavanda,Â Blue Rooster, Libbyâ€™s Cafe & Bar, BluQue Island Grill , Â Mattisonâ€™s City Grille, Cafe Americano , Â Mattisonâ€™s Forty-One, CafÃ© Amici,Â Michaelâ€™s On East
Cafe Baci,Â Miguelâ€™s,Â CafÃ© Lâ€™Europe, Mozaic, Cafe Venice Restaurant & Wine Bar,Â Opheliaâ€™s On the Bay, Caragiulos,Â Pattigeorgeâ€™s, Chart House ,Â Polo Grill and Bar, Cosimoâ€™s Restaurant & Catering,Â Pomona Bistro & Wine Bar , Crowâ€™s Nest,Â Roesslerâ€™s Restaurant, Currents Restaurant,Â Royâ€™s Hawaiian Fusion, Darwinâ€™s on 4th , Â Salute! Dry Dock Waterfront Grill, Â Sangria Tapas Bar, Duvalâ€™s New World Cafe ,Â Â Savory Street, Eat Here , Selva Grill, Euphemia Haye Restaurant, Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Flemingâ€™s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar,Â Super Nova Cafe, H20 Bistro, Â Â Ziti
For more information, check out : http://www.savorsarasota.com/
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Early summer fishing in Sarasota and its surrounding areas has been fantastic so far this year! Charter fishing captains and local anglers alike continue to regularly report a wide variety of species being caught in the bays and off the beaches.
In shore, weâ€™ve seen a noticeable amount of decent sized Snook along with the abundance of Spotted Sea Trout and Red Fish regularly encountered throughout Sarasota Bay. The off shore reefs continue to produce a good catch and release Grouper bite as well and itâ€™s not uncommon to encounter large Cobia and King Mackerel while free lining live bait in the surrounding areas.
Tarpon Season is also setting into full motion and as the massive schools of fish begin migrating up and down the beaches itâ€™s hard for any dedicated angler to think of anything else. The hunt and hopeful catch of these enormous fish provide an experience unlike anything most people have ever encountered before and should not be missed!
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Sarasota finds itself back on the top ten list.. but not for it’s beaches.. (Voted #1 Beach in the Nation , 2011 Dr. Beach)… This beautiful place that some of us are fortunate enough to Â call our “home town” has found itself back in the spotlight again. Â USA Today Live Stream featured an article by Lydia Schrandt, 10Best.com selecting Sarasota’s marina Â as one of the top ten waterfronts to visit across North America. Â ” This culture-rich city enjoys close proximity to 40 miles of white-sand beaches lining the barrier islands just off shore. In the city proper, Bayfront Park and Marina is a popular place for biking, walking, kayaking or canoeing with views of Sarasota Bay and the city’s skyline.” (Lydia Schrandt, 10Best.com) Â For Â complete details of all top ten destinations visitÂ http://usat.ly/12SGab2
Tropical Beach Resorts is located in Sarasota, Florida on Siesta Key and was recently awarded the 2013 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence.
For more information on Tropical Beach Resorts please visit us at www.tropicalbeachresorts.com or call us toll-free at 1-800-235-3493
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