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

Hospitality

Ribbon Cutting for New Pinecraft Hotel Is April 13

Dutchman Hospitality is holding a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the Carlisle Inn, its new hotel in the Amish Pinecraft community.

03/09/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Sarasota Company Begins Construction on Orlando Hotel

Stellar Development, Inc., recently began work on a new Holiday Inn and Suites.

02/27/2018 By Staff

Spirits of Sarasota

Cocktail of the Week: The Holiday Inn Iced Tea

All the things to get you into the holiday spirit.

12/21/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Tourism

Groundbreaking for New Pinecraft Inn Set for Nov. 30

Dutchman Hospitality Group, Inc. will celebrate the groundbreaking of the Carlisle Inn, the new 103-room inn set to be built in Sarasota's Pinecraft community, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30.

11/22/2016 By staff

Deals

Downtown Sarasota Hyatt Sold

A Tampa company recently purchased downtown's Hyatt Regency Sarasota for $57.8 million.

10/10/2016 Research by staff

Planning

Palmetto Hotel Moving Forward

The Manatee County Commission this week approved an agreement to build a six-story, 250-room Sheraton hotel on land near the Bradenton Area Convention Center in Palmetto.

09/30/2016 Research by staff

Their Sarasota Wedding

Chris and Julie Sementa Tie the Knot at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

The two celebrated their day at the classic Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, then headed over to the Hyatt Regency Hotel for the reception.

09/29/2016 By Felicity Warner