Hotels & Resorts 2019

NORTHERN REGION

Hyatt Place – Sandestin – Coming to Sandestin in February 2019, designed by Howard Hospitality and HVS Design, the Hyatt Place will bring a new 84 room select service hotel to South Walton. The new hotel will be walking distance to Grand Boulevard’s town Center, have free hot breakfast daily, coffee and cocktail bars, free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and guestrooms, a 1,600 square foot meeting space and a 24 hour fitness center. Book your reservations from February 22, 2019 and beyond now! 

Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Augustine Beach Oceanfront Resort – St. Augustine Beach – Bordered by Anastasia State Park to the north and the iconic St. Johns County Ocean Pier to the south, this all-new resort is situated on a stunning stretch of sunny Atlantic shoreline in Northeast Florida. Dressed in whitewashed wood grains, coquina stone, weathered driftwood and coastal hues of wheat and teal, the resort offers a setting of oceanfront elegance and seaside serenity. As a complement to its beachfront backdrop, an array of brand-exclusive amenities and offerings further elevate the resort experience for leisure and meeting guests alike. Just 10 minutes from the historic downtown area and many popular attractions, the resort puts guests in an ideal location to enjoy all St. Augustine has to offer.  

CENTRAL REGION

Anna Maria Beach Resort – Anna Maria – Expected to open late autumn 2018 (and taking bookings for 2019), Anna Maria Beach Resort combines luxury and the premier location of Anna Maria Island to provide an unmatched motel experience on the island. Once the Blue Water Beach Resort, it has been fully renovated to offer a combination of 31 suites and deluxe and standard rooms, all with modern and luxury interiors. Upper level rooms feature 10-ft ceilings and private balconies, and ground-level units provide private patios. A new pool offering a zero entry area, sitting shelves, lush tropical landscaping and an additional large hot tub will serve as the central meeting place and private getaway for visitors.

Legacy Hotel – Bradenton – Serving guests and clients of the world-class training institution IMG Academy, the Legacy Hotel is a boutique lifestyle hotel providing comfortable and contemporary accommodations adjacent to campus. The opening of this hotel fulfills a longtime need for a property that fits the active lifestyle enjoyed at IMG, while offering convenience to nearby beaches, shopping and other local attractions. A top choice for business travelers to holidaymakers, athletes to corporate groups, Legacy Hotel boasts 150 guest rooms, elegant dining options (focusing on locally-sourced ingredients), a heated resort pool, a wellness spa, 24-hour fitness center and more.

Holiday Inn Club Vacations – Cape Canaveral – New five-story, 42-villa Signature Collection Reserve building and pool at its Holiday Inn Club Vacations Cape Canaveral Beach Resort. Cape Canaveral, Florida is a historic destination for fans of space exploration. It’s also an incredible ocean and nature getaway with miles of beautiful beaches. Owners and guests can explore the area while staying in luxurious accommodations perfectly located next to popular Jetty Park and Port Canaveral, with direct access to the beach.

Comfort Inn Lake Buena Vista and the Royale Parc Suites – Lake Buena Vista – The six-story, 200-room Comfort Inn Lake Buena Vista will be converted into IHG’s upper-scale Crowne Plaza. Renovations, which began in August of this year, include a complete overhaul of the guest rooms. They are being remodeled one floor at a time and are expected to be completed by March 2019, with the common areas expected to be ready by the end of May. Renovations are also well underway at the Royale Parc Suites, which is in the process of converting from a Quality Suites to an upper-scale Staybridge Suites.

Spring Hill Suites – Ocala – This brand new property is targeted for an opening date in January 2019. The seven story hotel will feature 102 rooms, all suites, and will be well appointed with West Elm furniture, a large work desk in each room, upgraded Wi-Fi, and large screen TV’s in each room where guests can cast their own content onto the screen. The lobby will have an 80 inch digital board with a touch screen where guests can find area activities and attractions. The outdoor space will have a fire pit where guests are encouraged to socialize, a free deluxe continental breakfast and an indoor mineral pool round out the top notch features at this green friendly hotel.

TradeWinds Island Resorts – Island Grand & Guy Harvey Outpost – St. Pete Beach – The TradeWinds Island Resorts on St. Pete Beach is currently undergoing a more than $13 million room renovation at both the Island Grand and Guy Harvey Outpost properties. The Island Grand room renovation will begin with 288 rooms in the Jacaranda building this fall, with all rooms slated to be redone by the end of 2020. All 211 rooms at Guy Harvey Outpost are currently being revitalized for completion by Feb. 2019. All 211 rooms at Guy Harvey Outpost are currently being revitalized. The furniture in the rooms at both properties will receive a fresh look and all rooms will receive new sofa beds, carpeting, fresh paint and upgraded bathroom mirrors and lighting. All soft goods will be replaced, including bedding, draperies and upholstery.

SOUTHERN REGION

The Biltmore Hotel – Coral Gables – This national historic landmark established in 1926, member of the Leading Hotels of the World and iconic luxury hotel in the heart of the exclusive area of Coral Gables, is redesigning of all the hotel’s luxurious accommodations & corridors as well as plans to restore its 18-hole, par-71 golf course to the original grandeur of the 1925 Donald Ross-designed course layout.

Baker’s Cay Resort, a Curio Collection by Hilton – Key Largo – This resort will open in early 2019 as the Keys’ only Curio property. The 13-acre, 200-room resort is to offer 17,000 square feet of meeting space with executive boardrooms, a grand lawn and two expansive ballrooms. Pet amenities include dog Tiki huts and cooled water bowls. A beachside tequila and taco venue is to include house-made hot sauces crafted from peppers grown on the property. Two swimming pools with a waterfall grotto, a winding nature trail lined with hidden beaches, a boat dock and salon also are on-site. Baker’s Cay Resort is located at 97000 Overseas Highway at mile marker 97 bayside.

Banyan Cay Resort & Golf, A Noble House Resort – West Palm Beach – Situated on 250 acres just outside of downtown West Palm Beach, Banyan Cay Resort & Golf is set to open in late 2019. The resort centerpieces include a 150-room lifestyle hotel and 130-acre Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, a new par-72 design to feature five sets of tees to accommodate all skill levels, and course yardage from 4,800 yards to 7,200 yards. Guests will also have access to a full service clubhouse, resort dining, a 5,000-square-foot signature spa and fitness center, tennis pavilion, pool, and more than 15,000 square feet of meeting facilities.The Ray – Delray Beach – Delray Beach – Scheduled to open Winter 2019, the new property will be located in the Pineapple Grove Arts District of downtown Delray Beach. The project will include 141 rooms and suites, three restaurants (one of which will be a rooftop restaurant), a rooftop pool and lounge area, fitness center, two levels of underground parking, and an elevated glass-enclosed event space for up to 300 guests.