Tampa. The Westshore area of Tampa is getting a new
hotel near Tampa International Airport this summer. The new
Hampton Inn & Suites Westshore will have 177 guest rooms. It
will also be within walking distance to the new World of Beer,
which is also set to open this year.
Palm Beach County. The highly anticipated Hilton
West Palm Beach, a 400-room hotel that is connected via an
enclosed walkway to the Palm Beach County Convention Center, opened Jan. 29. The 12-story hotel offers 24,000 square feet
of meeting space and a 13,350-square-foot ballroom, as well
as two 2,400-square-foot outdoor event areas. The new hotel
is also across the street from CityPlace, which offers a mix of
more than 80 national stores, specialty shops, restaurants and
Also in West Palm Beach and near the convention center, a
new Canopy by Hilton will open this summer. The 150-room
hotel will be two blocks from CityPlace and the convention
center. Also in Palm Beach County, the new 200-room Hyatt
Place Boca Raton is set to open this summer and in late 2017 a
158-room Mandarin Oriental will open in Boca Raton.
Fort Lauderdale. The first new airport concourse in
more than a decade has opened, allowing passengers using
Terminal 4 to enjoy an expanded 34,000-square-foot concession area with new restaurants and shops, more restrooms and
seating and an interactive walkway art project. The opening of
Concourse G is part of the first phase of a $450 million expansion and modernization project under way in the terminal.
The $147 million, 349-room Margaritaville Hollywood
Beach Resort is now open on the Boardwalk, featuring eight
restaurants/bars, three pools, a full-service St. Somewhere Spa
and 30,000 square feet of function space.
Miami. The 175-room, all-suite Residence Inn by Marriott
Miami Beach-Surfside is scheduled to open this month at 9200
Collins Avenue. The four-story hotel will combine a stylish
upscale charm with its quaint beachside location in Surfside,
creating a destination within walking distance of the ultra-ex-clusive Bal Harbour Shops.
The Nobu Hotel at Eden Roc Miami Beach is part of the
multimillion-dollar vision to revitalize and re-launch the Eden
Roc name and property. The property is schedule to debut in
spring 2016 with 350 guest rooms and 70,000 square feet of