The St. Joe Company and Key International Commence Construction of 255-Room Embassy Suites Hotel in the Pier Park Area of Panama City Beach, Florida
The St. Joe Company | August 28, 2019
WATERSOUND, Fla -- August 28, 2019 --The St. Joe Company (NYSE: JOE) (“St. Joe”) and Key International, Inc. (“Key International”) today announce the commencement of construction of a 255-room Embassy Suites hotel in the Pier Park area of Panama City Beach, Florida. The hotel is currently under construction adjacent to the Pier Park lifestyle center at Front Beach Road. St. Joe and Key International, a Miami-based real estate investment and development company, intend to construct the hotel on land currently owned by St. Joe with unobstructed views of the Gulf of Mexico. Once complete, St. Joe will manage the day-to-day operations ...
Owned by Key International and Managed by LBA Hospitality, Hampton Inn New Smyrna Beach Completes Major Renovation
Key International | May 15, 2019
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (May 17, 2019) - The Hampton Inn New Smyrna Beach (214 Flagler Avenue) has recently completed an extensive renovation of all 112 guest rooms, 1,800 square feet of meeting space, and public spaces. The comprehensive enhancements provide leisure, business and group travelers an inviting and updated feel in the picturesque coastal city of New Smyrna Beach. The property held a post renovation celebration on Wednesday, May 15th to celebrate their refreshed and updated look. "We're very excited to welcome guests to this newly renovated property," said Farrah Adams, Chief Operating Officer of LBA Hospitality. "The upgrad...
Key International | March 13, 2019
MIAMI (March 13, 2019) ─ Prominent, Miami-based real estate investment and development company Key International has broken ground on an AC Hotel by Marriott, the design-led lifestyle hotel brand by Marriott International. The property, which was acquired in 2016 as three adjoining land parcels that span more than a half-acre, is located in prime Fort Lauderdale Beach, Fla., and will feature 171 guest rooms amidst 10 stories. Located just steps from the beach, at 3029 Alhambra Street, the AC Hotel by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Beach is situated directly abutting the area's most popular tourist thoroughfare, Florida State Road A1A. The d...
Embassy Suites by Hilton | September 21, 2018
ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 21, 2018) – In preparation for its upcoming opening, Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Augustine Beach Oceanfront Resort has appointed Director of Food & Beverage Robert Ivey and Executive Chef John Botkin, who are busily engaged in menu selection, banquet positioning and overall planning for the culinary offerings at the new oceanfront resort. The property is being developed by prominent real estate investment and development company Key International. "In addition to unparalleled ocean views and exceptional amenities, we want to be known for our all-encompassing culinary experiences," said Jason K...
Key International | January 11, 2018
MIAMI (Jan. 11, 2018) ─ Key International, a prominent real estate investment and development company specializing in hospitality, announced today that it has acquired the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Destin. The hotel was purchased from McNeill Hotel Co., which will continue to provide management services for the property. The transaction amount was not disclosed. This acquisition supports Key International's proven and ongoing strategy of building its portfolio of hotel properties in core coastline cities, including in the Florida seaside destinations of St. Augustine Beach, Clearwater Beach, New Smyrna Beach and Miami Beach. ...
Key International and LBA Hospitality Set to Open New Dual-Branded Residence Inn and SpringHill Suites Tampa Clearwater Beach
July 25, 2017
Clearwater Beach, Fla. (July 25, 2017) – Key International – a prominent real estate investment and development company specializing in hospitality – has announced that the new Marriott® dual-branded Residence Inn Tampa Clearwater Beach (140 suites) and SpringHill Suites Tampa Clearwater Beach (115 suites) will open August 2017. The firm has appointed LBA Hospitality – a full-scale hotel management, development and consulting firm – to oversee the properties. Co-located at 309 Coronado Drive, both hotels will feature oversized guestrooms with a coastal vibe, flexible living, working and sleeping space, ...
Key International | July 18, 2017
MIAMI (July 18, 2017) ─ Key International – a prominent real estate investment and development company specializing in hospitality – announced today that it has topped off Phase I of construction of its highly-anticipated Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Augustine Beach Oceanfront Resort in Florida. The resort, which will serve as a preeminent business, leisure and event destination, is scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2018. "We are thrilled to see this St. Augustine Beach resort come to life," said Diego Ardid, co-president of Key International. "Reaching this monumental construction milestone brings us one step...
Key International & LBA Hospitality Complete Renovation of Florida’s 124-Key Hampton Inn & Suites Gainesville-Downtown
Key International | May 25, 2017
GAINESVILLE, FLA. (MAY 25, 2017) — Key International – a prominent real estate investment and development company specializing in hospitality – and LBA Hospitality – a full-scale hotel management, development and consulting firm – are pleased to announce the completion of a nearly $2 million renovation to the Hampton Inn & Suites Gainesville-Downtown. The Hampton Inn & Suites Gainesville-Downtown, located at 101 Southeast 1st Avenue, was acquired by Key International for $27 million in September 2016 and shortly began renovations in November under the supervision of LBA Hospitality. Enhancements to ...
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