Below are snapshots of what it's like to work here:

2018 Employee of the Year!
Employee of the Month, Lily!
Volunteering for Habitat for Humanity
Guest Services receives a pizza party
RumFish Grill Family
2 Year Anniversary Recognition
26 Year Anniversary Recognition
Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Handout
2018 TradeWinds Holiday Party
Chef Noel putting an artistic touch on fruit plates
The Body Works Spa Celebration
Lightning Game team outing
Housekeeping team outing at Coconuts Comedy Club
Our rockin' Banquets family
We love our Housekeeping Team!
4Ocean Volunteers
Strike a pose Chefs!
Catering team members


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Below are just some of the amazing perks of working here

affordable health insurance

We offer quality, affordable health insurance to all full-time team members. Options include:

  • Traditional copay plans
  • HSA (Health Savings Account)
  • HRA (Health Reimbursement Arrangement)
  • Group Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Accident Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Cancer Insurance

competitive compensation

We offer competitive compensation for all employee partners under the ‘No Jobs Under $10/hr Program‘. As well as the following compensation perks:

  • We provide 401(k) with competitive match and vesting schedule.
  • We regularly review salaries to make sure they remain competitive and provide quarterly financial wellness programs.
  • Local bus passes are also available for transportation to and from work.

social activities and volunteering

We provide a variety of programs, parties, and contests throughout the year such as:

  • Contests
  • Fitness Challenges
  • Sports Activities
  • Healthy Eating Programs
  • Volunteer Activities
  • Eco Team
  • Tax Filing Assistance
  • Company outings and picnics to places like Busch Gardens, Lowry Park Zoo, Rays Games, and Lightning Games.
  • Thanksgiving turkeys are distributed each year
  • Extravagant company holiday party
  • Local Discounts


Discover the various teams at the TradeWinds:

Can we take a moment to brag? Because we have the absolute BEST Banquet Services team in the business!
With over 12 food and beverage outlets, the following roles are a necessity:

  • Bartenders
  • Servers
  • Bussers
  • Server Assistants
  • Food Runners
  • Culinary – from Garde Manger to Chef de Cuisine, there are tremendous opportunities for Culinary professionals

Discover our available job opportunities today!

Guest services consist of many different roles that all share a common passion for helping others. If you enjoy providing assistance to others and are outgoing and approachable, check out the following job roles below:

  • Concierge
  • Housekeeping
  • Front Desk
  • Retail
  • Activities
  • Beach Services
  • Bell Services

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Relaxation is a must for our vacationing guests. With our many different services provided in the Bodyworks Spa, our Guests are sure to find what they're looking for. The following roles make up our spa experience:

  • Stylists
  • Estheticians
  • Nail technicians
  • Receptionist

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Safety is a top priority for both our guests and our employees. Our Safety & Security team is responsible for nearly 30 acres of beachfront property! The following roles make up our Safety and Security team:

  • Security Officer
  • Gate Attendant
  • Pool Monitor
  • Overnight Security

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Snag a job on our Engineering team where you will oversee the preventive maintenance of over 700 hotel guest rooms at both our Island Grand and Guy Harvey Outpost properties. Some examples of the roles that make up this team are:

  • Plumbing.
  • Electrical
  • HVAC
  • Refrigeration
  • Painting
  • Carpentry
Discover our available job opportunities today!

Looking for a rewarding career on one of America's best beaches? Corporate opportunities on site include:

  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Convention Services
  • Reservations
  • Purchasing
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology

Discover our available job opportunities today!



At TradeWinds Island Resorts, Hospitality Professionals enjoy a first class, one of a kind employment experience. Our Company culture is upbeat, supportive, and inclusive. From our annual Company Picnic, and handing out Turkeys for Thanksgiving, to hosting an extravagant Employee Partner Holiday Party, we take advantage of every opportunity to celebrate the hard work our team puts in all year long.

Our Company’s TW Way App allows Employee Partners to share pictures, ask questions, and network with everyone in the Company, even with our President, Keith Overton! Employee Partners also enjoy Company updates, traffic alerts, and access to other important information on the TW App – everything needed to keep our team empowered, informed and engaged while on the go.

Every position offers some form of bonus, commission, or other incentive programs for recognizing a job well done. Cross training and other educational opportunities are extremely common at TradeWinds. We encourage our Employee Partners to learn different job duties to get more hours and more hospitality experience!


In January of 1999, CEO Tim Bogott formed an investment group to acquire Fortune Hotels, Inc., parent company of the TradeWinds Island Resorts.


Bogott has directed a capital improvement program totaling over $60 million, including the addition of the Grand Palm Colonnade and over 10,000 square feet of new meeting space in the fully air-conditioned and carpeted Pavilion.


The company launched a condominium conversion project of 288 units in the Jacaranda building, which achieved sell out by August 2005. All units then joined TradeWinds Rental Management Program.


A total top to bottom renovation of all 585 rooms at the Island Grand property was completed in March 2012.


A section of the TradeWinds property was transformed into the United States’ first Guy Harvey Outpost (later rebranded to RumFish Beach Resort by TradeWinds in March of 2019). Home of the popular RumFish Grill where patrons are amazed by the 33,500-gallon aquarium featured on Animal Planet's "Tanked" television show.


The management team oversees each of our 800 guest rooms and suites, 14 food and beverage venues, seven pools and endless activity options to provide our guests with the perfect vacation, meeting or event.


20 resort acres
15,750 sq ft floating ocean water park
2 gift shops
10 restaurants & bars
5 swimming pools
1 Kids Club
1 Spa


5 resort acres
33,500 gallon aquarium
2 gift shops
4 restaurants & lounges
2 swimming pools
Planned Kid Activities


Travis Johnson

VP of Marketing/Interim General Manager

Glenn Willocks

VP of Human Resources

Jeffrey Fredrickson

VP of Food & Beverage

Terry Popelka

VP of Sales

Shelly Palmquist

VP of Revenue Management

Elda Vaso

VP of Finance & Accounting

5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
T: 727-363-2284