Lodging & Travel

Cancellation of the conference and what it means for your hotel reservation

In light of the cancellation of the Sanibel Conference on Membrane Proteins and Their Complexes (now postponed to January 2023), the Tradewinds Island Grand will cancel all reservations (and refund deposits) made within the ASMS room block. The hotel cancellations will be processed by end of day Thursday, January 6 and the hotel deposit refunds will be returned within 5-7 days depending on your credit card. Each attendee with a reservation will receive a cancellation confirmation from the hotel directly.

IF you would like to reinstate your hotel reservation for leisure travel, please contact the hotel directly by phone at 800-808-9833 or email at If you have issues to reinstate a reservations, please contact

TradeWinds Island Grand

Tradewindresort_275x200_roomTradeWinds, the largest beachfront meetings resort on Florida's west coast, has just completed a multi-million dollar renovation. All rooms and suites now feature a fresh new look and upscale Florida coastal vibe comprised of relaxing earth tones and complimented by crisp white linens and pops of lime green, turquoise and blue. In addition to the recent guest room redesign, all indoor meeting spaces and common areas now feature brand new and upscale decor. Vibrant blues, metallic accents and nautical details create the perfect ambiance for attendees ready to navigate an unforgettable meeting or event.

TradeWinds is located on the white sands of St. Pete Beach, consistently ranked as a top beach in the U.S. and the world by TripAdvisor. This means energetic groups can enjoy team-building activities that only a St. Pete Beach resort can provide. Plus, every group is assigned its own planning team.

The extraordinary RumFish Grill℠, with a wall-to-wall 33,500-gallon aquarium, headlines the portfolio of diverse dining offerings. Sunset cocktails at Salty's Beach Lounge also offers the perfect networking happy hour venue.

Recreation options include fitness center, spa, tennis courts, paddleboards, parasailing, wave runners, beach cabanas and five swimming pools (one for adults only). Get ready for a beach experience like no other!

Lodging at the Tradewinds Island Grand

Tradewinds-Sanibel Conf_400x235Access to the ASMS room block closed on December 20. Check with brent [at] asms dot org, to see if rooms are still available. The ASMS room rate is $197/night and includes complimentary internet access and the daily resort fee.

Parking is free for hotel guests.

Travel to the Sanibel Conference

The TradeWinds Island Grand Resort is located at 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL 33706, the direct telephone number is (800) 249-1667.
Both Tampa International Airport (main airport) and St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport (local airport) are about 30 minutes away, via Interstate 275. View Transportation Services.