Florida’s “Billion Dollar Beach” Now Online

New Web Site Provides Updates on Construction, Other Developments

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, Aug. 10, 2006 – The Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce, on behalf of the City of Clearwater, has launched a new interactive Web site, www.BillionDollarBeach.com, designed to provide detailed information about private hotel and condominium development currently underway or planned for Clearwater Beach over the next few years, as well as the city’s beach beautification project, Beach Walk. The site may also be accessed via Clearwater’s official tourism web site, www.VisitClearwaterFlorida.com.

The site is intended to provide current updates about development construction and impact on visitors and residents alike through the use of interactive maps and diagrams. It also offers information on Clearwater and Clearwater Beach accommodations, attractions, weather and temperature, as well as a detailed Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section.

About Billion Dollar Beach

Billion Dollar Beach includes over one billion dollars in private development – a mix of hotel accommodations and residential condominiums – and Beach Walk, the City of Clearwater’s $30 million beautification program.

Private development includes Hyatt’s Aqualea Resort and Residences, Indigo Beach Residences and Indigo Beach Suites, the Kiran Grand Resort & Spa and the Sandpearl Resort. These developments are expected to attract additional amenities and favorably impact other businesses, Clearwater residents and the tourism economy overall. Clearwater’s tourism officials hailed the “dramatic renaissance” as the most significant improvement to Clearwater’s tourism infrastructure in decades.

Photo Credit: St. Petersburg/Clearwater Area CVB

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