Scientology’s upgrades to boost taxes in Pinellas

CLEARWATER — Marble floors with patterned inlay. Plush carpeting. Mahogany paneling. Decorated crown moldings. Marble sinks. Hi-def TVs. A 32-station fitness center. An elegant restaurant.

Luxury touches abound inside downtown Clearwater’s newest waterfront hotel, the gleaming 240-room Oak Cove.

But don’t rush to pack your bags. Oak Cove is just for Scientologists.

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