Two Iconic Treasures In one "Artful Retreat" : The Vinoy and The Dali
The Vinoy Renaissance Hotel first opened in 1925, a pink, mediterranean-revival jewel set on the shores of Tampa Bay in St Petersburg, FL. In the same year, Salvador Dali was a young art student in Madrid and Pablo Picasso painted his famous cubist style "Mandolin and Guitar".
In 1926, Salvador Dali traveled to France to meet his idol Pablo Picasso for the first time. Almost 90 years later, the two meet again just down the shore from the Vinoy in a much anticipated temporary exhibit at the Dali Museum in St Petersburg.
From now until February 16, 2015, The Dali Museum is hosting Picasso Dali: Two Legends, Side by Side. The exhibit traces Picasso and Dali's roots as men and artists demonstrating how they grappled with the changing world of ideas, art, and the human condition.
Just a short 10 minute walk along the waterfront from the Dali, the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel was artfully restored in the 1990s, The Vinoy offers all the modern conveniences and comforts of the 21st century while allowing a glimpse into the city's historic past.
The Vinoy is currently offering the "Artful Retreat" package which includes a room, $50 dollar credit for their Marchand dining room, and two tickets to the Picasso Dali exhibit at the Dali Museum.
Also within a short walking distance of the Vinoy Hotel on Beach Drive is the Museum of Fine Arts and the Chihuly Collection.