Courtyard and Springhill Suites by Marriott- Amelia Island - In the Main Beach area of Fernandina Beach, Courtyard and Springhill Suites by Marriott will be operating under one roof. The two hotels will also bolster the economy in the area by increasing foot traffic to the nearby Sandbar & Kitchen and the newly opened Salt Life Food Shack. The hotels will share four-stories and 239 guest rooms, featuring a spacious pool and outdoor area, and state-of-the-art meeting and event space with breakout capabilities for small and medium meetings and events. Opening in April 2021.
Lee House Boutique Hotel - Pensacola - The historic Lee House Boutique Hotel in downtown Pensacola is undergoing a facelift following its recent purchase. Opposite Pensacola Bay, this genteel hotel in a quaint 1860s-style building with a wraparound porch is a 5-minute walk from the museums and archaeological trails of Historic Pensacola Village, and a mile from Interstate 110. The renovation is set to be completed by early 2021 and will include fresh paint and updated interior.
Best Western Premier Fanning Springs Hotel & Resort - Fanning Springs - Currently under construction but expected to open early 2021. Located in North Central Florida, on US Hwy 19, we cater to the ecotourism industry, offering all kinds of outdoor activities such as, canoeing, cave diving, fishing, bike on our eco friendly 40-mile Nature Coast State Trail, horseback riding, tubing down the historic Suwannee or Santa Fe river, and many more activities. Located on the top 5th floor of our resort, you will find our beautiful sundeck lounge, where you can enjoy some great food and beverage bar as you watch the sun setting. If you are ready to get outdoors and have some real fun, come stay a day or a week and enjoy your vacation of a lifetime.
Hotel Effie Sandestin - Sandestin - Facing setbacks due to COVID-19 that delayed the 2020 opening, Hotel Effie is now confirmed to open February 1, 2021. Located between the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the Choctawhatchee Bay, Hotel Effie was designed to welcome all guests of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort to an experience that exemplifies genuine southern hospitality and exceptional service wrapped in comfortable luxury. The 250-room hotel features multiple room configurations with thoughtful design and exquisite detail. Taking inspiration from the locale, the fully appointed rooms and suites will welcome guests with a complement of amenities, including an upscale spa, state-of-the-art fitness center, and the only rooftop pool on Florida’s Emerald Coast. Add 20,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, to include a 13,000 sq. ft. ballroom, plus all of the unique offerings of the hotel and resort, and Hotel Effie is the perfect setting for a dream wedding, corporate meetings, memorable events and unforgettable vacations.
Island Oaks RV Resort - Glen St. Mary - A new destination, Island Oaks RV Resort is scheduled to open spring 2021. Located in Glen St. Mary, just off I-10, 30 miles west of Jacksonville, RV travelers will discover a new resort, nestled in nature. Island Oaks president, Carter Funk said, “We have most underground infrastructure in place, and will now begin the exciting part; construction and development of our guest amenities.” Funk continued, “No question, like so many adversely affected by Covid-19, permitting and inspections have been slowed over the past several months, making the exact opening date a bit of a moving target. However, we are thrilled with recent progress and can’t wait to send out photos and details about our Grand Opening plans to all those looking for a new resort experience.”
Hampton Inn & Suites on Vilano Beach - Vilano Beach - This seaside Inn is currently undergoing an interior renovation with the expected completion date of March 1, 2021. The hotel remains a preferred choice of many families and business travelers, and these extensive renovations allow the Hampton Inn & Suites to provide the very best hotel experience for guests.
Homewood Suites by Hilton St. Augustine - St. Augustine - This new hotel is set on the banks of the San Sebastian River and will feature 117 guest rooms when it opens in Spring 2021. Hidden Harbor Marina is located on site and St. Augustine’s historic attractions, dining and unique shopping are within walking distance.
Renaissance Historic Downtown St. Augustine Hotel - St. Augustine - In the heart of St. Augustine’s Historic District, this new hotel will be scheduled to open in Spring 2021. This fantastic hotel is designed to replicate the historic San Marco Hotel that sat on the same spot during the Gilded Age. The new hotel will feature 89 guest rooms, distinct event spaces, world-class dining, traditional Southern hospitality and modern amenities.