In Florida’s ever-changing hotel landscape, there is never a shortage of new properties to introduce your clients to. These are just a few of the hotels opening—or in one case, reopening post-Hurricane Irma—soon.
Artsy in Sarasota In a city well known for its vibrant culture and arts scene, the opening of Art Ovation Hotel is a welcomed addition to the heart of downtown Sarasota. Inspired by the city itself, Art Ovation Hotel, a 162-room boutique property and member of the Autograph Collection, aims to fully immerse guests in an artistic experience during their stay.
In addition to being surrounded by several art galleries, theaters, and restaurants, Art Ovation Hotel features its own unique, art-inspired programming such as granting guests exclusive access to local events and experiences; in-house art curators; and in-room art amenities such as instruments for those who are more musically inclined. The property will also host a Project Notebook program encouraging guests to fill in-room notebooks with creative materials such as journal entries and drawings to leave behind as inspiration for the next guests.
The property will also include an Artists in Residence program that will give selected artists the space and resources to develop their craft, while offering guests the opportunity to interact with them in meaningful ways.
When it opens next month, Art Ovation Hotel will also feature a full-service restaurant, lobby bar, and fitness center, plus a rooftop pool and bar. Rates start at $259 per night.
For more information, visit artovationhotel.com.
Home “Suite” Home at Hollywood Beach
For those looking to book an extended stay or family vacation right along the beach, the Costa Hollywood Beach Resort will do just the trick.
Featuring 307 studio and 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom suites ranging in size from 405 sq. ft. to 1,275 sq. ft., this beachside property is designed to make guests feel at home. Each accommodation includes hand-crafted Italian cabinetry, stainless steel SMEG appliances, including a refrigerator and microwave, a Caffe Caligliari coffee capsule machine, plus body and skincare products from Aromatherapy Associates. A full-size refrigerator and stovetop with an oven is also included in 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom suites.
When guests are not relaxing in their suites or studios, they can head to the roof of the resort, where they’ll find a 25,000-sq.-ft. pool deck with views of the ocean and Intracoastal Waterway, as well as a poolside bar and restaurant. For a relaxing stroll along the water or a dip in the ocean, the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk, with its many dining options, is only a few feet away.
Rates start at $219 per night and include a kids program and activities, as well as two beach chairs and complimentary WiFi. For more information, visit costahollywoodresort.com.
A New Beginning in The Keys
Ocean Pointe Suites sustained extensive damage when Hurricane Irma ripped through the Florida Keys, but after months of rebuilding and renovating, the beachfront property is set for a soft reopening date of March 30, 2018.
“We see a very real silver lining developing in what was once a disastrous situation,” said Brent Howie, president of the management company overseeing the renovation, in press materials. “Ocean Pointe Suites will be reimagined beyond any degree thought possible. We will come out of this process better than ever with a resort that will offer an incomparable guest experience.”
The transformation of the resort will include major infrastructure enhancements to the marina, boardwalk and nature trails throughout the 60-acre resort, as well as an expanded beachfront with more facilities for swimmers, fishermen and sunbathers. Public spaces such as the jr. Olympic-size pool, tennis courts, tiki huts, and barbecue areas have also been refurbished, along with partial or full renovations of almost all suites, including new furniture and enhanced WiFi throughout the property.
For more information, visit providentresorts.com/ocean-pointe-suites.