Hospitality

Hotel Company Names New Vice President of Operations

Danika Smith-Josiah will provide support, training and guidance to general managers nationwide.

04/26/2022 By Staff

Acquisitions

Kolter Hospitality Acquires Sarasota's Embassy Suites by Hilton

The hospitality group also operates The Westin Sarasota.

04/25/2022 By Staff

Commercial Real Estate

Baymont by Wyndham Hotel in Sarasota Sells for $8 Million

The 99-room hotel sits on 2.2 acres at 1425 S. Tamiami Trail.

03/11/2022 By Staff

Politics

State Lawmakers Vote Down Bill to Incorporate Siesta Key

A proposal to create a town on Siesta Key needed a majority vote to move on to the state Legislature.

01/05/2022 By Kim Doleatto

resident roar

Siesta Key Resident Takes Legal Action Against Sarasota County

Lourdes Ramirez is challenging the county's decision to vote in favor of a hotel project that lifts the cap on density limitations outlined in the comprehensive plan.

12/01/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Building Up

Here's a Look at What Could Be Coming to St. Armands Circle

A rundown of the proposals for the Fillmore parking lot site that City of Sarasota commissioners received this week.

11/18/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Siesta Key Hotels

Another Siesta Key Hotel Project Moves Forward

The seven-story, 120-room hotel on Old Stickney Point Road from 1-800-ASK-GARY founder Gary Kompothecras will also include a separate five-story parking garage.

11/03/2021 By Kim Doleatto

History

Who Says Nothing Happens in Sarasota in September?

Reports of September's slowness have been greatly exaggerated.

09/01/2021

Trouble in Paradise

New Hotel Proposals Push Siesta Key Residents to Consider Forming Their Own Town

But is that really possible?

08/31/2021 By Elizabeth Djinis

Business

Sarasota Chamber to Host 101st Annual Membership Meeting Next Month

The event will take place Sept. 17 and feature Florida Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Mark Wilson.

08/11/2021 By Staff

Heat Reprieve

These Area Hotels Offer Pool Day Passes

No pool? No problem. Stay cool, meet out-of-towners and craft a staycation day this summer.

06/28/2021 By Kim Doleatto

New gig

New Chef Revamps Menu at Bridges Restaurant in Downtown Sarasota

Chef Solomon Shenker, best known for his New York-style deli cuisine, recently became the executive chef at the restaurant in the Embassy Suites hotel.

01/11/2021 By Allison Forsyth

'Don't miss an opportunity to lead'

Women's Summit Brings Together Entrepreneurs, Executives and a Soccer Legend

Keynote speakers included soccer player, Olympian and author Abby Wambach, entrepreneur and former Telemundo president Nely Galán and CNN national correspondent Natasha Chen.

02/06/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Commercial Real Estate

The Beach Club at Anna Maria Sells for $3.7 Million

The buyer was Jacaranda Partners, LLC.

10/08/2019 By Staff

Grand Hotels

The Don CeSar Recalls a Romantic Era

The "Pink Palace" is a wedding cake of a resort hotel that has towered over St. Petersburg Beach since 1928.

05/27/2019 By Ilene Denton

Hospitality

New Downtown Hotel Opens

The new Embassy Suites By Hilton houses 180 units, including two-room and studio suites.

12/14/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Despite Red Tide, Tourist Tax Collections Up in Most Recent Fiscal Year

Collections increased almost every month of the most recent fiscal year, but declined by 19.8 percent in August and by 32.2 percent in September.

11/16/2018 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

Construction

Jimmy Buffett-Themed Hotel and Restaurant Coming to Bradenton

Margaritaville Holdings and Minto Communities plan to build a Margaritaville hotel and a LandShark Bar & Grill in Bradenton.

04/18/2018 By Staff