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Accommodation & Location

l Location l Guest Room Rate l Make a Reservation l Share-a-room Information

Reservation deadline extended to May 10, 2008

TradeWinds Island Grand Resort
5500 Gulf Boulevard
St. Pete Beach, Florida 33706
  1-800-808-9833 (USA and Canada)
  1-727-367-6461 (outside the USA and Canada)
Web site:

The symposium will be held at the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort located on the island of St. Pete Beach, Florida. This beachfront property is the perfect setting for our symposium. Awarded the Florida green lodging certificate, the resort will comfortably accommodate all of our CIMR sessions and events. It is also a classic, AAA four-diamond, family-friendly resort offering a colorful mix of relaxation, fun and recreation that is ideal for incorporating a family vacation.

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Guest Room Rate and Information

Sleeping rooms have been contracted at the Tradewinds Island Grand Resort for CIMR attendees at a reduced rate. The reservation deadline has been extended to May 10, 2008. Please be aware the rooms may fill before the discounted rate deadline, so we urge you to begin travel preparations now and make your reservation as soon as possible.

Participants who choose not to stay at the hotel will be charged a parking fee, currently $15.00 per day.

Room Type

CIMR Reduced Rates
(based on availability and by May 10, 2008 )

Standard Parlors $129.00 per parlor, per night, based on availability
Gulf Front Parlor $149.00 per parlor, per night, based on availability
Tropical Hotel Room $159.00 per room, per night, based on availability
Tropical One Bedroom Suite $189.00 per suite, per night, based on availability

Standard Hotel Room

(Rooms for Federal Government ONLY)

$88.00 per room, per night currently; subject to change with 2008 federal rates; VERY limited availability so it is important to make reservations early.

Click here to view a detailed description of each room type

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How to Make a Reservation

Contact the Resort by telephone and be certain to state you are with “CIMR” (Climate Information for Managing Risks) to receive the special group rates. Call: 1-800-808-9833 (USA & Canada); 1-727-367-6461 (outside the USA and Canada), or click the link below for a PDF reservation form that can be completed and returned to the Resort. Remember the special rate deadline is April 28, 2008 or while rooms are available.

Hotel reservation form [PDF FORMAT]

  • Guest room rates are subject to state and local taxes, currently 12%, unless attendee provides proof of tax exempt status prior to check in.

  • Rates quoted are net, non-commissionable.

  • Rooms are based on single or double occupancy, per night. Children under 18 are complimentary when sharing a room. Each additional person 18 years of age and older will be charged an additional fee of $15.00 per room, per night.

  • To confirm a reservation, a first night’s deposit (US Funds via check, money order, valid VISA, MasterCard or American Express card) must be received with the reservation request.

  • Group room rates will be extended three (3) days prior and three (3) days following the symposium, based on availability.

  • Group room rates may not be combined with any other special offer, package or discount.

  • Guest check-in time is after 4:00 PM and check out is prior to 12:00 Noon. Complimentary luggage storage is available for those guests who arrive early or must remain past check out time.

  • A nightly Resort Amenity Fee (RAF/Parking) is included in the rate for each room. Benefits include:

  • Self Parking for one car per bedroom*
    (valet currently $8.00 per night additional)

  • Local, Credit Card, operator assisted access calls, and toll free calls

  • Use of Fitness Center and Tennis Courts; Participation
    in Water Aerobics Classes

  • Beach Cabana (1 per room), Water Trykes,
    & Paddleboats

  • Daily coffee/local newspaper

  • Domestic in/out faxes

  • In-room safes

  • Business Center Use/Internet Use

  • Wireless internet access in guest rooms
    and common areas.

  • Sunset Celebrations

  *Due to limited parking facilities, no oversized vehicles, trailers or RV’s are permitted to park on property without prior arrangements. Participants who choose not to stay at the Tradewinds will be charged to park, currently $15.00 per day.

Florida State Government Employees: In order for the Hotel to process your account as exempt for Florida State sales tax, the State requires compliance with the following:

  1. Your organization will provide the Hotel with a copy of a current exemption certificate issued by the State of Florida (other state certificates are not valid in Florida).

  2. The account will be paid in full by funds of the organization to which the certificate is issued upon receipt of the final billing statement.

  3. Individuals are not tax-exempt unless they are traveling on business for their group or organization.

Federal Government Employees: Employees of the Federal Government must provide a copy of official government travel orders at check-in or present valid government I.D. upon check-in and payment must be made in the form of a government issued check or credit card.

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Share-a-room Information

View Share-a-room list

CLICK HERE to view those wishing to share a hotel room.

Submit your name to Share-a-room list

  • Submissions will be posted within five (5) working days

  • This service will require that your name, gender, email address, affiliation, originating country be posted on a web page accessible to the public.

  • Participants will be responsible for all contacts and arrangements.

  • The TradeWinds is a non-smoking property and does not have smoking rooms.

  • Once you have located a roommate – make certain you do the following:

    • Reserve your hotel room specifying two double beds as soon as possible. Double rooms are LIMITED.

    • Communicate to the hotel ALL payment methods (e.g. split bill, deposit, etc).

    • Verify you are requesting the standard double room at the $129 rate.

    • Once completed, submit request to remove your name from the Share-a-room list.

CLICK HERE to submit your information for posting on the share-a-room list.

Remove your name from Share-a-room list

CLICK HERE to have your contact information removed from the list of those wishing to share a hotel room.

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