INSIDER'S LOOK: Q & A with ONE St. Petersburg's Concierge
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05 / 04 / 17

INSIDER'S LOOK: Q & A with ONE St. Petersburg's Concierge

INSIDER'S LOOK: Q & A with ONE St. Petersburg's Concierge

Kim Marino

St. Petersburg's vibrant and eclectic downtown atmosphere has been drawing new residents to the city's center and local businesses have been vying for their attention. New residents have been left on their own to research and find the best-of-the-best relying on random yelp reviews and misguided online praise from employees to choose their next go-to restaurant, local hangouts and shopping adventures.

ONE St. Petersburg, Kolter Urban's groundbreaking downtown residential tower, has found the solution to this popular problem. Her name is Kim Marino. Marino is the new concierge to ONE St. Petersburg's innovative Club ONE program.

Club ONE offers a multitude of services to residents including travel plans, private air and ticket arrangements, restaurant recommendations, and VIP access to area events. Future residents of the high-rise tower have already begun to reap the benefits of this exclusive collection of services. Club ONE offers an unprecedented level of prestige and convenience to enable owners to fully indulge in the many pleasures of the exciting downtown St. Petersburg.

We recently sat down with Marino and discussed how Club ONE and ONE St. Petersburg will change the way the city does business:

Club ONE Concierge

What is it that you will do to enhance the lifestyle for Owners at ONE?

MARINO: Kolter bringing on the concierge service before construction has been completed is extremely unique and has allowed us to start creating the ONE community now. Current ONE owners get to enjoy special Club ONE events and perks at businesses surrounding their future home before they even move in. Owners coming to check on the site of their future home or have visitors coming in town, are provided the luxury of hotel reservations and accommodations made with a simple concierge request. We also have a concierge online portal which allows owners to securely login and submit questions and reservation requests from the comfort of their home/smart device.

Which local businesses are currently participating with Club ONE Concierge and what does that mean for owners?

MARINO: In October 2016 the Mahaffey Theater hosted 55 owners for a private VIP lounge reception followed by a concert. The Museum of Fine Arts has provided ONE owners with an exclusive annual membership rate.

We have also developed a Club ONE perks card where participating businesses provide special incentives to ONE owners when they show their exclusive Club ONE card. The current Club ONE

CLUB ONE Elite Member

The Perks Card participants include:

  • Birchwood
  • Ceviche
  • Hofbrauhaus
  • Jackie Zs & Ansley Zs
  • Kahwa Coffee
  • Love My Dog Resort
  • Marilyn Monroe Spa
  • Rococo Steak
  • Ruth's Chris
  • Roger's Cleaners
  • Sea Salt

What is it about St. Petersburg that makes it such a great location for a home?

MARINO: Besides the gorgeous weather year around, there is always something fun to do! Downtown St. Petersburg is full of delicious restaurants, unique shops and constant new special events and festivals. The walkability of the city makes it stress-free to enjoy dinner just steps from your front door.

What are your favorite dining/shopping/activities near ONE St Petersburg?

MARINO: I love all the new breweries in the area, specifically Green Bench and Cage Brewery. A perfect Saturday can be spent enjoying the Florida weather buying fresh Sunflowers at the Saturday Morning Market followed by playing cornhole with friends at one of the many St. Pete breweries. A cocktail at Sea Salt's bar followed by dinner at FarmTable Kitchen is also a favorite.

Why should prospective homebuyers choose ONE St Petersburg?

MARINO: ONE St. Petersburg will truly be in the center of it all. From the gorgeous views on your private terrace to the expansive variety of businesses within walking distance, living at ONE will be quite the luxury. As the President of Kolter Urban, Bob Vail, once said, “If you don't live at ONE, you're going to want to know someone who lives at ONE.”. I can already envision the social gatherings that will happen on the expansive 7th level amenity deck.

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