#ALDENWOW50 Contest Launches the Alden’s 50 Years Of WOW Celebration!

2019 is a banner year for us here at the Alden Suites Beachfront Resort. Fifty years after Robert and Gennifer Renfrow purchased a small beachfront motel called the Alden, this year the Alden Suites Beachfront Resort celebrates its 50-year anniversary of ownership by the Renfrow family. Over the past five decades the property has grown exponentially, with two new all-suite towers and several top-to-bottom renovations. It has evolved from a small motel into a full-scale beachfront family resort with two pools, a hot tub, two tennis courts, and a Cabana Beach Bar.

To commemorate this major milestone the Alden Suites Beachfront Resort has launched a year-long Golden Anniversary campaign that invites our guests to celebrate the many things they love about the Alden. The 50th Anniversary celebration begins in January 2019, and continues throughout the year, with a different element each month. Giveaways, charity highlights, contests, and exclusive vacation packages will bring the fun to each and every Alden guest, and to our local St. Pete Beach community.

And to kick it all off, we’re inviting YOU to participate in our #ALDENWOW50 Contest. Between January 4 and February 28, 2019, we are holding a contest for the best #ALDENWOW50 photo. The winner will receive a two-night stay at the Alden, a sunset sail on the Compass Rose from Dolphin Landing, dinner at Snappers Sea Grill, and their image on the Alden mural.

Past and present guests are invited to join the #ALDENWOW50 contest by sharing photos and memories gathered during any stay at the Alden Suites Beachfront Resort and tagging them with #ALDENWOW50. We’d especially like to see photos from years gone by, to show the history of our guests’ vacations at the Alden.

Select user photos will be shared on the brand’s social media channels, in a display in the Alden Suites reception area, and in a video at the 50th Anniversary celebration. One family will be chosen to be included in our commemorative mural painting, becoming a part of Alden history for all to see. If you’re not active on social media but you want to engage in the celebration, feel free to email photos or videos to the Alden team at info@aldenwow.com. We are so excited to see your photos, and will be sharing more news soon about the big #ALDENWOW50 celebrations!

23 Replies to “#ALDENWOW50 Contest Launches the Alden’s 50 Years Of WOW Celebration!”

  1. Only stayed 1 time for 10 days itwas absolutely wonderful the staff was also great hopefully to visit soon. Thank you Kim Dupre

  2. Love your place we have stayed there the last three years I,m a navy vett can take my dog thanks for all if the good times look forward to more Neil.

  3. My wife and I have been coming there for 6 years and love it. Your front office manager buddy is the best. But in the past 2 years I lost both my parents. Right now Times are pretty tough.

  4. Looking back on our times at Alden’s , we must have had such a good times we never took very many pictures. Our kids, spouses, & grandchildren still say it was one of the best vacations. We’ve been there by our self & with our families. The family alway say the cruise was nice but they would go back to Alden’s.

  5. Happy Anniversary! I will be 48 years old this year and have been coming to the Alden since I was 15. Still my favorite place to visit and stay! So many amazing memories made there! Can’t wait to send in my pics!!

  6. Happy 50th Anniversary. My husband and I have been coming to Alden Resorts for many years now
    for his Birthday in Dec. We are snow birds from Md. We Love it there. This was the first year
    we have not celebrated at Alden in a long time. My husband has had several medical issues and we were not able to come this year. We are hoping to come Dec. 2019.
    Thanks for the Memories.

  7. We live in Michigan and visit my wife’s mother, a New Port Ritchie resident, by renting 2 suites at the Alden; 1 beachfront for us, and 1 for her and her dog, without whom she would never travel. GREAT solution Alden. Thank you.

  8. Absolutely love the Alden!! The staff is super friendly, the rooms are great with an excellent view of the beautiful Gulf of Mexico …. my family and I will be vacationing this year at the Alden…

  9. Happy Anniversary to The Alden SUITES Beachfront Resort. We’ve loved ALL our stays there and are looking forward to more. Perhaps we’ll celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary there this summer.

  10. Stay a couple times a year Bring the grandkids every year for vacation. Great family resort. If you want a good time the Cabana Bar has great bar tenders and the drinks are great too. The Alden takes pride in their landscaping and its always a surprise to see what is growing around the next corner. Staff is great and always helpful. Do a lot of weekend getaways. Glad I found this place

  11. I stayed at Alden Suites in may 22 thru may 23. I invited my daughter’s friend to spend the day after she has just buried her Mother. We loved Alden Suites

  12. I’ve been staying here with family for Memorial Day for the past 10 years. Absolutely love it. Love the cabana bar, staff very friendly. The grill area is especially nice to have and there is always fireworks on the beach next door.

    Highly recommend.

  13. Since we’ve been going there for 41 of those 50 years with close to 50 visits because several years we came down twice, you might say we love the place, and the excellent staff, that makes us feel like family. We will be there in a week and a half for another extended stay and have started to pack!

  14. Great Place!
    Stayed there in 1978,when it was the Sheraton Tennis club .
    Came back, and stayed in 2017.
    Superb place!
    Unfortunately we won’t be able to make it this year.
    Thanks for the invite!
    Mike Eckhoff

  15. We have been coming for 16 yrs, first place when my husband and I got married. We have brought the kids and grandchildren. We hope to be there in November. Love the Alden

  16. My Family stayed at the Alden every year for three weeks from 1979-1987 and we always felt like we were going home. We have been back to Florida once since then but were unable to get accommodations at that time. We would love to return this year if at all possible.

  17. Our family grew up vacationing at the Alden from grade school through their
    high school years and we loved every vacation with you.
    As they got older they enjoyed the Alden more than Disney World and now they
    have been bringing their children there to enjoy and create their own memories.

  18. Such a fabulous place. Thoroughly enjoy our stay each time we go to st. Pete’s beach. Kids loved it too. Alden is always our first choice.

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