We can’t believe 2011 is in its final hours. It seems like just yesterday that we had guests jumping in the pool at the stroke of midnight 1/1/11 (don’t get any ideas!). The old saying “Time flies when you’re having fun” couldn’t be more true! Let’s look back just a few of our favorite PCI ’11 moments…
2011 started with a bang (and a splash). Although it was a little chilly, our poolside party brought in a great crowd who danced along to the music spun by our pool deck DJ until 2AM. It’s going to be difficult to top last year, but we think we’re on the right track. This year we’ve moved the party to the beach with LIVE music by Anchor Atlantic, plus we’ve done away with the cover charge, so entry is FREE.
Last March we introduced our new hot breakfast items at the PCI Snack Shack. No longer would guests have to walk a half mile or more for their brekkie faves. Open daily at 7AM, we’re still whipping up egg sandwiches and burritos, oatmeal, and fresh fruit cups to safisfy even the hungriest of our guests.
In April we were honored with a visit by a true travelling celebrity. Travel Channel’s Samantha Brown not only came and stayed with us, but shot a commercial right here on property for her signature luggage line. We’re happy to report that she’s as nice as she seems on TV… maybe even nicer.
In June we celebrated St. Pete Pride with our friends from Watermark. For a celebration traditionally centered in the downtown area, this was a brand new option, bringing the pride to SPB. The party lasted all weekend long with activities and fun from the banquet hall to the beach.
We saw some fierce competition in mid-July during the SUP paddle board race. With multiple races based on distance and skill, this was an all day event. How did our racers celebrate their feats of atheticism? With BBQ and brews, of course!
Although we enjoy an endless summer here, we’re always down for a celebration. Labor Day, as the unofficial end of summer, was is a great excuse to party beachside over a long September weekend. Helping us do so, were our friends at Pacifico, who introduced Pacifico Draft to the U.S. East Coast right here at PCI.
Now there’s no calling us a spoiled only child because in November the classic Holiday Isle property in Islamorada became our sister Postcard Inn! Not one to live in our vast SPB shadow, PCI-HI is already famous for the creation of the very first rumrunner. Next time you’re in the Keys, be sure to stop by and say HI!
We had a very merry December this year thanks to so many of you joining us! The weather was beach-perfect, rates were discounted, and Beachwood BBQ & Burger was open regular hours on Christmas Eve and Day. All in all it was a perfect holiday season.
Tonight we’re wrapping up this wonderful year and kicking off 2012 in true PCI style- on the beach with a bonfire and live music by Anchor Atlantic. Yes, we’re ready for another awesome, adventurous, busy, fantastic, and above all fun year here at PCI. We hope you can join us!