Sarasota County, on Florida’s Gulf coastline, is enjoying a period of development and is re-affirming its position as a vibrant hub on Florida’s west coast. Four new hotels are due to open in 2018, with three out of four located in the heart of downtown Sarasota and within walking distance of the cultural attractions, sophisticated dining options and the Sarasota Bayfront.

The hotels due to open in 2018 are The Art Ovation, a luxury Marriott Autograph property due to open in March, Carlisle Inn less than a 10 minute drive from downtown, Embassy Suites by Hilton located centrally in downtown Sarasota and The Sarasota Modern, a boutique property opening in late 2018.

In addition to the 2018 openings, The Westin, a 255-room hotel with a rooftop pool overlooking Sarasota Bay, opened its doors during the summer of 2017.