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AC Hotel Tallahassee Universities at the Capitol - Tallahassee - This sleek and modern hotel will be located in Tallahassee’s newest entertainment district. Inside Cascades Park and minutes from Doak Campbell Stadium, FSU, the Florida Supreme Court, and the Tallahassee Airport, this property will open April 2021.
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.
Margaritaville Beach Hotel - Jacksonville - Synonymous with the global lifestyle brand’s fun and escapism concepts, the new hotel features 202 guestrooms, a fitness center, indoor and outdoor meeting and venue spaces, a beachside pool and a two-story LandShark Bar & Grill with a “LandShark Lookout” observation deck. Now open.
JW Marriott Tampa Water Street - Tampa - Recently opened, this new property is located in Tampa’s Water Street neighborhood, the buzzing center of the city’s ongoing revitalization. Designed to bring guests together, the new hotel marks the brand’s 100th property worldwide and was one of Super Bowl LV’s headquarter hotels. Tampa’s first luxury property also boasts over 100,000 square feet of artful event space, a Spa by JW®, an atrium lobby lounge, among many other outstanding amenities. Along with its sister property, the recently redesigned Tampa Marriott Water Street, JW Marriott Tampa Water Street is set to become the centerpiece of the booming Water Street neighborhood.
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort - Lake Buena Vista - This resort is constructing a new tower that will include a 349-room hotel to complement the iconic Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin’s two original hotels. The new tower will be called The Walt Disney World Swan Reserve. The new tower is scheduled to open summer 2021.
Five Star RV Resort - Auburndale - Five Star RV Resort is the newest luxury RV resort located in Auburndale, Florida, less than an hour from both Tampa and Orlando. We’re in watersports country, next to the new USA Watersports Complex! The resort borders Lake Myrtle and will have spacious pull-through and back-in RV sites. Opening January 1, 2021.
LEGOLAND Pirate Island Hotel - Winter Haven - In case you missed it, the first LEGO® Pirate Hotel opened in North America in 2020!
The Resort at Canopy Oaks - Lake Wales - Florida’s newest RV resort, the Resort at Canopy Oaks will feature 1,000 sites, with a mix between RV spaces, and cottages. Set in the beautiful countryside complete with natural water features and 200 acres of preserved green space, the Resort at Canopy Oaks is a destination for vacations, weddings, corporate events and much more. Opening December 28, 2020.
Grand Plaza Hotel & The Beachcomber - St. Pete Beach - Two St. Pete Beach, Florida hotels will see nearly $30 million in improvements with one undergoing a rebrand, Benchmark®, a global hospitality company, announced today. Grand Plaza Hotel and The Beachcomber – both owned by affiliates of Miami-based Gencom and operated by Benchmark – are set for transformative renovations that will deliver each of the gulf-front properties a fresh look and upgraded experience. Construction will begin this November and wrap by mid-2021.
Hyatt Place/Hyatt House - Tampa - With a prime downtown location, the dual-branded property will feature 230 rooms, opening March 2021.
Aloft Tampa Midtown - Tampa - Aloft Tampa Midtown is located in the city’s hottest new destination district. Combing Westshore and Downtown with a central neighborhood that’s undeniably energetic and contemporary. Tampa International Airport, Raymond James Stadium, International Plaza and Bay Street are minutes away. When it’s time to retreat, breeze into one of the loft-like rooms and suites, featuring forward-thinking designs.. Head upstairs to the rooftop pool and soak in the Florida sunshine. Opening January 2021.
Caribe Royale Orlando - Orlando - Central Florida’s largest all-suite convention hotel located in the heart of the nation’s number one convention and tourist destination, is about to get even bigger. The property is in the midst of a $125 million phased renovation that will include a complete renovation of all of its one-bedroom suites, the addition of a stunning grand ballroom, and a new lobby featuring extensive lighting upgrades and a dramatic new arrival experience. Construction has commenced on the ballroom which is expected to open in March 2021.
LEGOLAND Pirate Island Hotel - Winter Haven - In case you missed it, the first LEGO® Pirate Hotel opened in North America in 2020!
Homestead Tiny House Resort - Williston - The Tiny Houses are available to rent while visiting the Williston area for a week or weekend. There are five separate units, each with a porch and plenty of room to spread out once you are outside. Each “tiny house” has a brand new interior and bright shiplap walls with tasteful décor. While in the area, the new Sad Donkey Coffee Shop offers an array of drink specials usually found in urban areas. Homemade Danishes and muffins will start your morning off on the right foot. Now open.
World Equestrian Center - Wilmington - The highly anticipated international destination located in the “Horse Capital of the World” is becoming reality, as the largest equestrian and multi-purpose event complex in the U.S. opened in late 2020 with the hotel grand opening expected 2021. The centerpiece of the state-of-the-art World Equestrian Center is the 248 room 5-story luxury hotel complete with retail shopping, bakery, spa, unique food and beverage options, and much more. On-site event venues include four indoor arenas, climate controlled stabling for more than 2,000 horses and 17 outdoor arenas. The beautifully landscaped grounds will enhance the serenity of the on-site chapel, as well as miles of walking and jogging trails all within easy access to the planned 4,000 acre World Equestrian Estates community.
When complete, this world-class facility will accommodate multiple equestrian disciplines as well as high-caliber expo & trade shows, canine, youth sports, social gatherings, weddings and other events.
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.