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The Edgewater Beach Resort in Panama City Beach, Florida, will host the United Church of God’s Feast of Tabernacles in 2015. This Emerald Coast landmark resort provides comfortable lodging overlooking clear blue waters and sugar-sand beaches that offer a tropical and millennial setting for a memorable family Feast. Have your cameras ready to capture spectacular sunsets that will provide inspiring mementos of your 2015 Feast experience, which will highlight God’s marvelous creation today and humanity’s glorious future tomorrow.
Physical amenities: Edgewater’s three high-rise towers provide spacious condominiums with spectacular views of the world-famous Emerald Coastline. Additionally, a sugar sand beach separates the ocean from a unique lagoon pool area where landscaped islands and flowing waterfalls wind their way through the 11,500-square foot, free-form pool surrounded by 45,000 square feet of deck space, whirlpools, and reflecting ponds.
Edgewater’s 110-acre gated community offers many amenities including 11 swimming pools, 12 tennis courts (six are lighted), 11 shuffleboard courts, four hot tubs, a tanning salon, gift shop, game arcade, and full-service restaurant. A complimentary tram service transports attendees from the oceanfront towers to the convention center on the north side. A 10-foot-wide walkway over the bridge allows brethren to walk to services. A small room for fragrance control will be provided for those in need.
The large convention center is surrounded by a nine-hole executive golf course, golf villas, a clubhouse, and a pro shop. A health club offers exercise equipment, an aerobics salon, and a massage therapy room.
Housing: Oceanfront Edgewater condominiums include studios, and one-, two- and three-bedroom units. Comfortable golf villas are closer to the auditorium. East of and managed by Edgewater are the Long Beach Resort (one mile) and Majestic Beach Towers (one-half mile). Other housing accommodations are available nearby; some are oceanfront, some offer efficiencies, and others have full kitchens. Please see housing listings and prices that follow.
The long-term success of this site depends on members using the housing listed in the Festival Planning Brochure, which can lower the cost of the convention center. For more information, check out the resort’s website at www.edgewaterbeachresort.com