Hotel & Travel Info

Hotel Information

TradeWinds Island Grand Resort
5500 Gulf Boulevard
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

Tradewinds Island Grand is the largest beachfront resort on St. Pete Beach. This 20-acre beachfront playground was created with fun in mind! The resort offers six full-service restaurants with diverse meal choices from beachside dining to the elegant setting of Palm Court Italian Grill. Looking to relax? Pamper your mind, body, and soul at Body Works Salon & Spa at Island Grand, a TradeWinds Resort spa and salon with more than 25 treatments. Guests can splash the day away in the Gulf of Mexico’s warm waters, or opt for something more adventurous, like soaring with JetLev, mastering a stand-up paddleboard or swimming with fish in their aquarium tank! The resort also offers up a good dose of recreation, like tennis, golf, fishing, diving and more.

IECA Discounted Group Room Rate: $195.00/night plus tax (single/double occupancy)

Resort Amenity Fee includes but not limited to the following: (Resort Amenity Fee of $45 plus tax nightly is included in the discounted group room rate)

  • Overnight Parking
  • WiFi in Meeting Rooms and Guest Rooms
  • Use of the Fitness Center 
  • Two Bottles of Water Daily
  • In-Room Safe
  • Daily Use of One Beach Cabana 
  • Use of Tennis Courts 
  • 3-Story High Tide Waterslide
FINAL Hotel Reservation Deadline: Friday, September 20 

*Reference IECA when making your reservation to receive the discounted group room rate.

The IECA has a limited number of rooms on hold at the discounted group room rate of $195.00/night plus tax. Please contact Tatiana Veres, Membership and Meeting Coordinator via email at or by phone at 856-793-0910.

Travel Information 

Tampa International Airport

Tampa International Airport (TPA) is located 29.1 mi./46.8 km from the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, approximately 30-40 minute drive to/from the hotel under normal travel conditions.

Please note there is no complimentary shuttle to and from the TPA  Airport and TradeWinds Island Grand Resort. Below you can find other ground transportation options to and from the airport. 

Alternative Airports

  • St. Pete–Clearwater International Airport (PIE) is located 20.5 mi./33.1 km from the Tradewinds Island Grand Resort, approximately 24-28 minute drive to/from the hotel under normal travel conditions.


The IECA has secured with United Airlines discounted rates on flights to/from Tampa International Airport (TPA). When booking your travel with United Airlines, use the IECA's Meeting Z Code ZHEN and Agreement Code 611415 to receive discounts of 2% to 10% off published fares. Reservations can be made by calling your professional travel agency, available online via and by calling United Reservations Meetings Desk at 800-426-1122. For passengers outside the US 50 States & Canada, reservations can be made by calling your professional travel agency or book online via

Taxi Service

From Airport: Taxi service by Yellow Cab and United Cab is available at the curbside outside the Baggage Claim Level. Both companies charge the same fares: $2.50, plus $2.40 per mile. The minimum fee from the airport is $18. There is a flat-rate fee of $28 to downtown Tampa and the cruise terminal.

Yellow Cab

United Cab 

From hotel: Taxis are available at the hotel 24 hours a day—just ask hotel staff and they will be happy to call one for you. 

Transportation Network Companies

You may request a ride with Uber and Lyft by connecting to their apps. More information can be found on their websites at:



Other Ground Transportation Services

Airport limos and shared passenger van service is available through advance reservation or walk-up booking. Enclosed, air-conditioned lobbies are available at either end of the Baggage Claim areas for passengers to wait until shared vans are ready for boarding.

Super Shuttle
800-282-6817 or 727-572-1111

Hertz Car Rental

IECA has partnered with Hertz for discounted rates on rental cars. To reserve your special meeting rates, please provide the CV# 022L5596 when making reservations. You can make reservations online at or call Hertz Meeting Services directly at 800-654-2240 (US and Canada), 405-749-4434 (outside the US and Canada). At the time of reservation, the meeting rates will be automatically compared to other Hertz rates and you’ll be quoted the best comparable rate available.

Hotel Parking & Directions

Parking at the Tradewinds Island Grand Resort:

  • Self-parking is included in the Resort Amenity Fee (one parking pass per room).
  • Valet parking $8 per car, per day

For Conference Participants Not Staying at the Resort:

  • Self-parking $25 per car, per day
  • Valet parking $33 per car, per day

For driving direction to the hotel, click here