After standing tall in the heart of Destin since the '60s, the former Hawaiiki and Holiday Inn tower, known for its round shape, will be demolished.

The new Destin Sands Beach Resort posted this message on its Facebook page April 12. "We decided 3 weeks ago that the only way to make this the truly spectacular resort we wanted, the old round tower had to go."

The post went on to say it's a "sad but exciting moment in our transformation."

Currently undergoing a complete renovation, the Destin Sands Beach Resort is slated to open Spring 2014.

For the definitive history on Destin's old revolving restaurant, check out this pdf.