Opal Sands Resort: A New Meeting Option in Clearwater Beach
Pristine white beaches are the hallmark of St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Florida. The new Opal Sands Resort, opened in February, is looking to apply the area’s draw to meetings business. Thanks to strong airlift into nearby Tampa International Airport, a 20-mile drive from Clearwater Beach, the city gives meeting groups an easily accessible beach locale. Connect talked with Nancy Cimney, director of sales and marketing for the 230-room Opal Sands and sister property Sandpearl Resort, about the area’s renaissance and what this new property offers meeting planners.