Author: Sharon Comrie

New condo/hotel development for Miami

The new Smart Brickell luxury condo and hotel by Habitat Development is expected to break ground in the spring. Smart Brickell is the first smart building in Miami and a completion date for the luxury condo is scheduled for 2020. Smart Brickell will grace the Miami skyline with three towers of futuristic living. The new project features 170 condominium residences and 150 hotel rooms, located in one of Miami’s most dynamic...

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Universal Orlando to add two new hotels

Universal Orlando Resort will soon offer two high-quality, high-value hotel options for families looking for theme parks, exclusive benefits and a seamless Universal Orlando Resort experience. Set to begin opening in the summer of 2019, the hotels will feature a combined 2,800 guest rooms, including 1,450 two-bedroom suites designed to accommodate families of all sizes. Both options will be value-driven, with nightly rates starting below Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort and Universal’s Aventura Hotel. Guests will enjoy a convenient Universal Orlando experience with Early Park Admission to Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure or Universal’s Volcano Bay, complimentary transportation across the destination and resort-wide charging privileges. The 750-room and 2,050-room hotels will be located just minutes away from Universal Orlando’s three theme parks and Universal CityWalk’s dining and entertainment options. Amenities will include a combined three pools, two food courts offering breakfast, lunch, dinner and nearby coffee bars, plus poolside bars, fitness rooms and car rental...

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Full-service resort on Anna Maria Island opens

Mainsail Lodging & Development has officially opened the all-new Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club on Anna Maria Island in Florida. The first full-service resort on Anna Maria Island has 37 rooms and suites featuring gourmet kitchens as well as a fully serviced restaurant. Unusual for any resort along Florida’s West Coast, Waterline’s full marina provides 50 boat slips for guests who arrive by water, charter boats for family outings, eco-tours, guided fishing excursions, sailing adventures and daily sunset cruises. The resort’s separate beach club will offer exclusive beach access with lounge chairs.  The boutique waterfront hotel is located on the eastern shore...

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Eighteen Palm Beach hotel Receive AAA ratings

Eighteen hotels within The Palm Beaches have been awarded Five Diamond and Four Diamond Ratings from AAA for 2018. The coveted ratings are the highest honours from the travel group, which represents an exclusive designation in the hospitality industry. Three of the 10 Florida properties that received AAA Five Diamond Ratings are located within The Palm Beaches and include Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa in Manalapan, Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach and Discover The Palm Beaches, formerly the Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau, is the official tourism marketing corporation that promotes the collection of 39 cities and towns spanning more than 2,300 square miles and 47 miles of beaches from Boca Raton to Jupiter and Tequesta, commonly referred to as “The Palm...

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Hotels boost for Sarasota

Sarasota County on Florida’s Gulf Coast will welcome four new hotels in 2018 as it begins a period of re-development. Three of the new properties are located in the heart of downtown Sarasota, within walking distance of the cultural attractions, dining options and seafront, while the fourth is a ten-minute drive away. Opening first is The Art Ovation – a luxury Marriott Autograph property – opening in March with 160 rooms and a rooftop pool. Due to open in April, the 100-room Carlisle Inn will be set in the peaceful Pinecraft district, home to the Amish and Mennonite communities. Back in...

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