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he explains. In December, 80 percent of guests returned
feedback cards and most commended the staff. "They
are friendly, great staff," Reecher says. The staff does so
well thanks to training and attitude. "It just comes naturally to them," Reecher states. "We don't give them catch
phrases to say. We just let their personality come out."
Guests enjoy a litany of activites such as tennis, sport
fishing, spa and salon services, shelling, table tennis and
picnicking on the beach, among many others.
Gasparilla Inn is also continuously investing in improvements. It just opened a new bakery and built six additional cottages adding 18 more rooms. It also operates
a 33-room motel on the island popular with fishermen
and value-conscious travelers.
With so much to keep organized, and to remain a top
travel choice, Gasparilla Inn retains experienced managers. "We have great management," Reecher says. "We put
the right manager in the right spot." Managers operate
the business as if it were their own. "That is our philosophy," Reecher shares. "We take care of each of our guests
and that takes care of business."

months," Reecher says. "It is very social. People have been
coming for 15, 20, 30 or 40 years. Some of them have tea
in the lounge and sunrise coffee in the morning." Dinner is
served in an elegant, traditional dining room.
During the social season, the living room is the place
to be seen. "We have people who have been coming here
for 30 years," Reecher says. "So people know each other.
It creates a very good, unique feeling."
Gasparilla Inn is also a popular wedding spot for couples tying the knot. It hosts about 35 weddings per year.
Gasparilla Inn's approach to hosting weddings is to offer
customized wedding events. "Whatever you want, we
find a way to do it," Reecher says. The resort offers several picturesque sites for wedding ceremonies, including its
golf club, beach house and golf course spots overlooking
the harbor. Many couples also wed in one of the islands
churches and then hold receptions at the Gasparilla Inn
& Club. "The lawn with tents is also a perfect place for a
reception," Reecher notes.

SUPER STAFF
More than a century after its founding, Gasparilla Inn
remains successful because of its outstanding staff,
Reecher says. "We have a really great, gracious staff,"
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