JENSEN BEACH, Fla. -- The Holiday Inn Oceanside here on Hutchinson
Island offers guests $5.3 million worth of renovated facilities as
well as off-season, value-added packages, all commissionable.
The renovation covered the hotel's 179 rooms and suites, the
restaurant, lounge, banquet facilities, public areas and the
The Holiday Inn offers tour operators a Stay Seven Nights, Pay
for Five Nights deal to pass along to agents and their clients,
according to Mary Palczer, director of sales and marketing.
Among operators participating are Gogo Worldwide Vacations,
Ramsey, N.J.; Mark Travel Corp., Milwaukee (on behalf of US Airways
Vacations and other companies it represents); New World Travel,
North Miami Beach, Fla.; Magic Carpet Vacations, Boston, and Access
USA/Value Added Vacations, Orlando.
The property is ready to negotiate similar deals with motorcoach
tour firms, Palczer said.
For groups, the hotel can arrange as many meals as necessary.
The Oceanview restaurant is full service, and the Oceanview
Lounge has both a happy hour and live entertainment (occasionally a
The inn also offers golf, tennis and massage therapy packages.
Golf is played at area courses.
The hotel can set up tee times for guests at several courses,
including the PGA Golf Club/The Reserve, Port St. Lucie. Guests get
a hotel voucher with preferred rates at area courses, according to
Bill Pullen, general manager.
Among the other golf courses guests can play on are Eagle Marsh,
Cutter Sound, the Champions at Summerfield, Ballantrae, PGA Country
Club/St. Lucie West and Golden Bear at Hammock Creek.
Greens fees at these courses typically range from $20 to
Tennis is played on three hard courts on site. Massage services,
a fitness center and a game room also are on site.
Rack rates through Dec. 22 are $99 for accommodations with a
street view and $129 for an ocean view.
Florida resident rates, which are commissionable, are $69 and
$99, respectively, Sundays through Thursdays, and $79 and $109 on
Fridays and Saturdays.
Hutchinson Island is flanked by the Atlantic Ocean and the
Intracoastal Waterway/Indian River. West Palm Beach is the closest
airport accommodating jets.
For details, contact Mary Palczer at (561) 225-3000. Bookings in
Florida can be made by calling (800) 992-4747; outside Florida,
call (800) HOLIDAY.