Vengroff Company Purchases Hotel for Affordable Housing Complex

Harvey Vengroff's company Robin's Apartments, LLC, recently purchased a Knights Inn hotel property for $4.4 million.

07/20/2016 Research by staff


Manatee County Commission Approves Map Change for Affordable Housing Complex

The project, planned by affordable housing developer Harvey Vengroff, is slated for a Bradenton Knights Inn hotel property.

06/02/2016 Research by staff


Manatee Planning Commission Approves Land-Use Change for Affordable Housing Proposal

The move is intended to allow a Bradenton Knights Inn hotel property to become an affordable housing complex.

05/12/2016 Research by staff

Real estate

Developer Purchases 21-Unit Hotel, Plans Upgrades

Developer and entrepreneur Henry Rodriguez purchased the Elephant Ears Suites for $1.9 million on Monday.

05/04/2016 Research by staff


USF Professor Studies Effectiveness of Hotel 'Flash Sales'

Katerina Berezina's study, 'The Managerial Flash Sales Dash: Is There Advantage or Disadvantage at the Finish Line?' appeared in the April issue of the International Journal of Hospitality Management.

05/02/2016 Research by staff

Work It

What I Wear to Work: The Hyatt Regency Sarasota's Justin Henry

This fashion-forward fella attributes most of his coastal aesthetic to Florida and explains his colorful style.

04/12/2016 By Alicia King

What's New Downtown?

Aloft Sarasota Now Open

Starwood Hotels and Resorts opens newest Aloft.

02/04/2016 By Susan Burns


Where to Stay on the Beach

A sampling of Gulf-front lodging, from lux to low-key.

12/01/2015 By Chelsey Lucas


Sarasota Hotel Guide

Where to stay in Sarasota.

12/01/2015 By Sarasota Magazine

Going Up

A By-the-Numbers Look at Hotels in Sarasota County

912 new hotel rooms are planned for downtown Sarasota by 2017.

11/03/2015 By Staff


Their Sarasota Wedding: Andrea and Mike Cichon at the Sarasota Yacht Club

Get all the details of Andrea and Mike's nautical-themed wedding at the Sarasota Yacht Club.

08/12/2015 By Bobbilynn Hollifield


Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week Kicks Off

Chef Judi shares her top tips for getting the most out of Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week.

06/03/2015 By Judi Gallagher


How to Create a Spa-Like Bathroom

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota's bathroom redesign project manager, Jude Mulhern, shares tips for creating an indulgent, spa-like space.

12/30/2014 By Marsha Fottler


How to Create a Spa-Like Bathroom

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota's bathroom redesign project manager, Jude Mulhern, shares tips for creating an indulgent, spa-like space.

12/08/2014 By Marsha Fottler


Vintage Sarasota: Bee Ridge Community Grew in Early 1900s

Construction of the Bee Ridge Hotel (pictured) in 1914 symbolized the growth of the Bee Ridge Community in the second decade of the 20th century.

10/14/2014 By Sarasota County Historical Resources staff members


Vintage Sarasota: Mira Mar Auditorium Transformed Downtown

The historic Mira Mar auditorium in downtown Sarasota was crucial to the city's growth in the early 20th century.

07/29/2014 By Larry Kelleher


A Weekend Away at the Don Cesar Hotel in St. Petersburg

Chef Judi Gallagher spends a luxurious weekend at the famed Don Cesar Hotel in St. Petersburg.

03/04/2014 By Judi Gallagher


Party Girl: Rumbling with the Thunder by the Bay Crowd

Our Party Girl, Veronica Pastore, makes the rounds at the 2014 Thunder by the Bay kickoff party at Hyatt Sarasota.

03/01/2014 By Veronica Pastore


Sarasota City News: October 2013

Hot topics, talk and history.

10/01/2013 By Cooper Levey-Baker


Vintage Sarasota: Bayfront

This week: An aerial view of Sarasota Bay in 1954.

07/17/2013 By Chelsey Lucas