The Ray Hotel - Delray Beach - Two blocks north of Atlantic Avenue in the highly coveted Pineapple Grove area of downtown Delray Beach, The Ray Hotel will feature tropical modernism architecture punctuated by living walls, multiple rooftop gardens, large-scale sculptures and art installations. The property will include 141 smart guest rooms with balconies and 20,000 square feet of pool deck with a restaurant and bar. Multiple private event spaces will be available for parties ranging from 135-458 guests. Opening July 2021.
Kimpton Key West - Key West - In Key West, the new 219-room Kimpton Key West collection is scheduled to open its fourth and fifth Old Town boutique-style resorts, Ella’s Cottages, for groups and extended stays; and Ridley House, ideal for honeymooners and VIPs, in late November.
AC Hotels by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Beach - Fort Lauderdale - The new hotel will boast ocean views, an open kitchen for European-style breakfast and specialty culinary events, a library, an expansive resort-style pool with cabanas and dining services, and 1,000 square feet of meeting space. Opening June 2021.
AC Hotels by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Sawgrass Mills/Sunrise - Fort Lauderdale - Located adjacent to the Sawgrass Mills outlet shopping center, the eight-story hotel will have 174 rooms, an arts-focused library, lounge with tapas-style menu and craft beers and cocktails, health and fitness center, rooftop restaurant, and offer 2,500 square feet of meeting space. Opening March 2021.
Opal Grand Oceanfront Resort & Spa - Delray Beach - Poised in the heart of Delray Beach, a chic, coastal community named as one of “America’s Happiest Seaside Towns” by Coastal Living, the new Opal Grand Oceanfront Resort & Spa presents laid back sophistication, contemporary amenities, thoughtfully-composed American-Caribbean design and an enviable location overlooking the blue water and pristine beach of the Atlantic Ocean. With lavish guestroom offerings, including 277 extra-large rooms including 89 suites and more than 30,000 square feet of meeting and event space and a new, two-story restaurant overlooking the allure of Atlantic Avenue, and a spa grounded in wellness, the revitalized resort brings it all together with an inviting and casually elegant atmosphere, designed to appreciate it’s one of a kind location. Opal Grand Oceanfront Resort & Spa will present its transformation through the months ahead, with the new two-story oceanfront restaurant slated to open in Q2 2020, and the GRAND reveal featuring exteriors, all guestrooms, meeting space and public areas at the beginning of 2021.
The Hyatt Centric Las Olas - Fort Lauderdale - The the area’s newest hotel is located on the first 15 floors of the 100 Las Olas building in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale. The chic hotel offers 238 guest rooms boasting city skyline views. The lobby-level Harborwood Urban Kitchen & Bar serves classic, modern-American cuisine with a kitchen helmed by award-winning Executive Chef Greg McGowan. Elev8 rooftop features a pool deck and bar with panoramic downtown views. The hotel opened in April 2020.
Hampton Inn & Suites - North Port - North Port, in Sarasota County, is opening its first new hotel in the city since 1973. The hotel is a new prototype for Hilton and is near the new Braves Spring Training stadium, CoolToday Park.
The Copper Door B&B - Miami - The Copper Door B&B is an intimate 22-room bed and breakfast located in the historic Black community of Overtown in Miami. The charming property which launched in summer 2009, is owned and operated by hospitality veterans Jamila Ross and Akino West, whose passion lies in resurrecting Southern Hospitality while honoring the neighborhood’s powerful cultural past. The on-site, pop-up restaurant Rosie’s combines Italian ingredients and techniques with Southern-American roots and inspiration with a nod to the couple’s formal culinary training in award-winning kitchens across the globe.
Fairfield Inn & Suites Marathon Florida Keys - Marathon - An ambitious renovation project by OTO Development brings a new Fairfield Inn & Suites to Marathon in the Florida Keys. A total upfit of an existing lodging property, this brand-new hotel offers resort-like amenities for an unforgettable vacation experience. Located at 13201 Overseas Highway, about an hour from Key West and spanning Vaca, Fat Deer and Grassy Keys, guests can enjoy a tropical Middle Keys vacation. Jet skis, kayaks, paddleboards and more are available for rent from Deep Blue Dive and Marina onsite, offering underwater adventures. A boat ramp at the hotel makes enjoying the clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean easy. Overlooking the marina, Sparky’s Landing Tiki Bar & Restaurant is a local favorite specializing in hand-crafted cocktails, tasty fresh seafood and live entertainment.
Opal Key Resort & Marina - Key West - Located directly next to Mallory Square, 245 Front Street is the former waterfront residence of Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina, and in 2021 was reimagined as Opal Key Resort & Marina. Ideally located right on the waterfront of Old Town Key West within a working cruise ship port and just one block from Duval Street is a hub of relaxation and luxury in the middle of all of the excitement that Key West is famous for.
Luminary Hotel & Co. - Fort Myers - On Sept. 23, 2020, the waterfront Luminary Hotel & Co. opened its doors, soaring 12 stories above downtown Fort Myers as the area’s first hotel in the prestigious Autograph Collection® of Marriott International. The 243-room boutique hotel is home to the signature Silver King Ocean Brasserie and Lobby Bar; Beacon Social Drinkery rooftop lounge; Ella Mae's Diner; Dean Street Coffee; The Workshop culinary theater; an indoor and outdoor fitness facility; and a spacious pool area on the fourth floor features an event deck overlooking the Caloosahatchee River. Luminary offers 10,000 square feet of adaptable indoor and outdoor function space ideal for a variety of events and meetings and is adjacent to the neighboring Caloosa Sound Convention Center. The hotel also offers convenient access to the new riverfront Oxbow Bar & Grill, Oxbow Retail & Rentals, and Caloosa Sound Amphitheater, all located on the Caloosahatchee and scheduled to open in 2021.
Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village - Cape Coral - The $15 million room renovation at Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village is planned for completion by February 2021. It will include increased room inventory and a new design taking inspiration from the concept of biophilia, a belief that people have an innate need to connect with nature. Each room includes natural materials locally sourced from Florida with soothing fluid patterns related to water and vibrant accents evoking a peaceful ambiance, complementing waterfront views from each guest room.
Kimpton Surfcomber - Miami - Kimpton Surfcomber, an Art Basel-preferred hotel situated oceanfront in the heart of South Beach’s Art Deco District, is currently in the final stages of a full rooms and public areas renovation. Taking the romance of the south of France as inspiration, the refreshed design of the hotel is playful, simple, clean and earthy. All throughout this boutique hotel, designers have created a fresh, alluring vibe, featuring understated statement pieces, sleek Calacatta marble, teak moulding and textured grasscloth. Additionally, the hotel’s beloved Vines Cabanas at Surfcomber, a unique dedicated outdoor space that provides guests with an elevated and private lounging alternative, have also been recently reimagined with brand new furniture and fixtures. The property also recently welcomed Javier Carballo as the property’s Executive Chef overseeing its signature restaurant, The Social Club, as well as the property’s outdoor restaurant and bar, High Tide Beach Bar & Grill, which is nestled between the hotel and the beach. Chef Carballo’s crowd-pleasing cuisine incorporates Latin American touches and Spanish and Italian influences, bringing a fresh flair to the South Beach dining scene in Miami. Insider tip: try the handmade empanadas at The Social Club, inspired by the flavors of Uruguay and Chef Carballo’s grandmother’s classic recipe.
The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples - Naples - The Ritz-Carlton announced it will undergo a remastering of the resort including the addition of a new swimming pool, an immersive water activity experience, a new outdoor restaurant and bar and event lawn. The new dining experience will be complete by the end of November 2020 with the new pools and water experiences expected to be complete in May 2021. The enhancements will elevate the extensive amenities already available at one of Southwest Florida’s premiere luxury resort, known for its pristine beaches, championship golf, relaxing spa and innovative children’s programming.
Hilton Home2 Suites - Pompano Beach - This 90-room hotel with a rooftop bar in Pompano Beach Fishing Village is scheduled to open in April 2021.
The Resort at Longboat Key Club - Longboat Key - The Resort at Longboat Key Club has debuted all newly renovated rooms and suites as well as resort features, designed with its location for inspiration and guest comfort top of mind. In the lobby, guests will see a sweeping green wall filled with our native, sub-tropical flora. Culinary areas—including the poolside bar—have been redesigned with a fresh, coastal vibe and satiating menu. Guest rooms or suites include a modern look with shiplap walls, crisp white marbled breakfast bars, refined accents, and plush new furniture.
White Elephant - Palm Beach - Nantucket’s iconic White Elephant Resort welcomed its boutique sister property in historic Palm Beach. The new property represents the total renovation of the Bradley Park Hotel, which dates back to the 1920s and was one of the first hotels in the area. Located on the corner of Sunset Avenue, the 32-room and suite property maintains the welcoming feel of a private residence, and each accommodation offers a private outdoor
space. The interior and exterior displays a natural color palate, in contrast with the pinks and greens synonymous with Palm Beach. The Mizner-style facade is painted a light, creamy-white color with classic black-and-white striped awnings, charcoal-gray roof tiles and black trim to bring a fresh, sophisticated look to the classic structure. Of note is also the original fireplace located in the hotel’s lobby, which has been restored to the grandeur of the Golden Age. Among the amenities are an art collection exceeding 100 works, personally curated by the owners. Guests have complimentary use of Priority Bicycles and BMW vehicles, as well as exclusive access to Barton & Gray yachts. Now open.
Amrit Ocean Resort & Residences - Singer Island - Spanning over seven beachfront acres of the Atlantic shoreline on Palm Beach County’s picturesque Singer Island, Amrit Ocean Resort & Residences is a new paradigm of mindful living for those pursuing the best in proactive wellness. Amrit’s team of personal wellness coaches will create individualized programs utilizing the resort’s 100,000 square feet of wellness amenities including: the Aayush Hydrothermal water therapy circuit, indoor/outdoor treatment rooms, an ocean-view demonstration kitchen and plant-centric restaurant, float tank, IV and sound and light therapies, acupuncture, curated skincare, body therapies from around the globe, an extensive hair and scalp rejuvenation program, an array of fitness classes and arguably the most sophisticated, spa-centered Ayurvedic and yoga program in the US. The property’s two towers – aptly named Peace and Happiness – will be home to a resort/residential mix of 155 wellness resort guest rooms and 182 condos. Opening April 2021.
Banyan Cay Resort & Golf - West Palm Beach - West Palm Beach’s new luxury resort experience is situated on 250 acres in West Palm Beach. Banyan Cay is home to state-of-the-art golf practice facilities and Jack Nicklaus’ 300th Signature Golf Course, open now for members and members’ guests. With 18 holes of rolling fairways, sparkling water features and extensive elevation designed by the legendary golfer himself, Jack Nicklaus, members and guests will enjoy every second of thoughtful play. The resort will feature 150 boutique guestrooms and suites, two dazzling pools, delectable dining options, a 5,000-square-foot relaxation and wellness center and more. Banyan Cay’s premier location enables guests to explore West Palm Beach’s endless options for adventure, including world-class shopping districts and exquisite restaurants. Opening in late 2021.
Mandarin Oriental - Boca Raton - Set to debut in Downtown Boca Raton, the 158-room hotel will be Mandarin Oriental’s second property in Florida and seventh in North America. All rooms and suites will be designed in a sophisticated and contemporary style, with exacting attention to detail that is reflective of the Group’s oriental heritage, and complemented with golf course or downtown views. The hotel will feature two rooftop pools; fine dining restaurants and bars, including Mandarin Oriental’s signature MO Bar + Lounge, located on the rooftop with an outdoor terrace; and a Mandarin Oriental cake shop. Inspired by both ancient Asian and European traditions, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental will offer holistic rejuvenation and relaxation, as well as a state-of-the art fitness center. Golf legend Jack Niklaus has begun redesigning the adjacent 18-hole golf course, located at the Via Mizner Golf & City Club, which includes championship facilities as well as a range of family-friendly features. The new buildings will form part of a two million-square-foot, upscale, mixed-use development called Via Mizner, which will also include a half-mile of luxury retail. Opening in late 2021.
Opal Grand Oceanfront Resort & Spa - Delray Beach - This new resort presents laidback sophistication, contemporary amenities, a thoughtfully composed American-Caribbean design and an enviable location overlooking the glittering Atlantic Ocean. With lavish guestrooms, including 277 extra-large rooms and 89 suites, a two-story restaurant overlooking the allure of Atlantic Avenue,and a spa grounded in wellness, the revitalized resort brings together an inviting and casually elegant atmosphere designed to appreciate its one-of-a-kind location. Opal Grand Oceanfront Resort & Spa will present its transformation through the months ahead, with the new two-story oceanfront restaurant slated to open in Q1 2021.
W South Beach - Miami - The internationally acclaimed 5-star resort recently completed a $30 million renovation that began in March 2020, the hotel now features a full redesign of the 408 oceanfront guest suites, the introduction of a best-in-class spa, Away, and a refreshed museum-quality art collection.