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Northeast Florida Hotel (circa 1924) Carries on a Legacy

Casa Marina Hotel & Restaurant (circa 1924)

“Northeast Florida Hotel Carries on a Legacy”
…New General Manager Celebrates with Historic Heritage Promotion!
Jacksonville Beach, FL (January 2008) The Casa Marina Hotel in Jacksonville Beach carries a significant architectural and historic legacy as a member of Historic Hotels of America. It is the only HHA property in the Jacksonville region, a partner with the National Trust for Historic Preservation - saving historic places in the U.S.

To honor its heritage, Mark Vandeloo, new General Manager of the Casa Marina, is offering the following Monday night rate as a reflection of luxury oceanfront hotels throughout the years:

• Enjoy any Monday night in an oceanview room or parlor suite from November 2007 through February 15, 2008 for $69.
• (this special rate does not apply to any other hotel promotions)

The National Trust for Historic Preservation recognizes where significant moments from history took place. The Casa Marina’s legacy (as a member of the Trust) helps to “revitalize the neighborhood, spark economic development and promote environmental sustainability” along with 200+ hotels throughout America. Some of the prestigious members include the Waldorf-Astoria, the Grand Hotel, Peabody Hotel and The Greenbrier.

The Grand Salon Dining Room

The 1920’s in Jacksonville were ‘hot’. The train terminal opened in 1919 and everybody who was anybody came southward to Florida: the Duke & Duchess of Windsor, John D. Rockefeller, Presidents Harry S. Truman and F.D.R. Rumor claims that these celebrities including Jean Harlow and Al Capone were guests at the hotel in its early years. The movie industry boomed and Hollywood ‘greats’ made guest appearances from Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton to Laurel & Hardy, Mary Pickford and Clara Bow. There have been many forgotten moments in the vast drama of the 1920’s, but the mystery of the Casa Marina is that she must have seen it all!


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