Hospitality

New Book by USF Sarasota-Manatee Professors Examines Hospitality Research Method

The book explores a methodology popular in social science and business research.

08/26/2019 By Staff

Data

Tourist Tax Revenue Still Down

Tourist Development Tax collections were down by 5.3 percent in January when compared to January 2018.

03/22/2019 By Staff

Tourism

Florida Tax Revenue Generated Through Airbnb Totaled $89.5 Million Last Year

Thanks to an agreement hammered out in 2017, the company last year transferred $1.1 million to Sarasota County on behalf of its hosts.

01/30/2019 By Staff

Hospitality

Anna Maria Island Resort Looking to Hire

Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club is hosting a job fair for full- and part-time positions on Tuesday, Jan. 29.

01/15/2019 By Staff

Tourism

Visitors and Revenue From Airbnb Up in 2018

Roughly 100,000 visitors booked lodgings through Airbnb in Sarasota County in 2018, generating $22.8 million in revenue for local hosts.

01/15/2019 By Staff

Marketing

Educational Events Intended to Help Hospitality Businesses Hurt By Red Tide

Visit Sarasota County is helping hospitality businesses learn how to use Google My Business to communicate with customers concerned about red tide.

01/14/2019 By Staff

Hotels

Hospitality Trade Groups Merge

The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association and Florida Bed and Breakfast Inns recently partnered to form a new statewide organization: the Florida Inns Chapter.

01/14/2019 By Staff

Tourism

Tourist Development Tax Collections Down

Collections were down by 12 percent in October when compared to October 2017, a drop-off likely due to red tide.

12/26/2018 By Staff

Hospitality

Stylish New Rosemary District Hotel Opens

The Sarasota Modern, the new Rosemary District hotel designed as a tribute to the Sarasota School of Architecture, opens for business this week.

12/11/2018 By Staff

Hospitality

Golf Club Names New Executive Chef

Bradenton's Concession Golf Club recently hired Peter LaMontagna to oversee its culinary program.

11/08/2018 By Staff

Hospitality

New Rosemary District Hotel Looking to Hire

The Sarasota Modern, a new hotel set to open in December, is holding a job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22, and Tuesday, Oct. 23.

10/18/2018 By Staff

Deals

New Hotel Planned for 12.5-Acre Palmetto Parcel

California's BACC Hotel, LLC recently purchased land adjacent to the Bradenton Area Convention Center for the hotel for $5.3 million.

10/04/2018 By Staff

Hospitality

New Downtown Hotel in the Works

L. Ronald Gray is working with Hoyt Architects, Gilbane Building Company and the design firm Cooper Carry to build Hotel Laurent.

08/28/2018 By Staff

Hospitality

Anna Maria Island Resort Names Three New Executives

Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club recently hired Christopher Hunter, Noland Dunnan and Vincent Isbell.

08/20/2018 By Staff

Hospitality

New Rosemary District Hotel Opens in December

The Sarasota Modern, a new hotel from Marriott International, Inc., is set to open late this year.

08/07/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Airbnb Names Local Properties Most Often Added to User 'Wish Lists'

The top Sarasota County listing is a three-bedroom "tropical escape" in DeSoto Acres that can accommodate up to 16 guests.

07/26/2018 By Staff

Openings

Hotel, School Looking to Hire 75-Plus

IMG Academy and its new Legacy Hotel are looking to fill more than 75 positions during a job fair this Thursday, July 19.

07/13/2018 By Staff

Hospitality

New Hotel Names Executive Chef

The Legacy Hotel at IMG Academy, set to open this fall, recently hired Jason Patterson as its executive chef.

07/12/2018 By Staff

Hospitality

Two Sarasota Restaurants Ranked Among America's 100 Best 'Al Fresco' Eateries

Columbia and Ophelia's on the Bay were both included in the list, published by the online restaurant reservation system OpenTable.

06/20/2018 By Staff

Hospitality

Hotel Near Airport to Open in July

Home2 Suites is scheduled to open in July with Stacy Royalty as general manager and Christine Moore as sales manager.

06/12/2018 By Staff