180 All-Suite Hotel Marks New Flag and Market for Florida-Based Hotel Management Company
On Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, Innisfree Hotels joined real estate developer Jim Bridges of JEBCO Ventures, Inc., to break ground on the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Sarasota, Fla.
“The Embassy Suites is an upscale hotel located in a very sophisticated city,” said Julian MacQueen, founder and CEO of Innisfree Hotels. “The Hilton reservation system should provide an excellent platform to compete in the market.”
With a location within walking distance of Main Street, one of Sarasota’s most vibrant areas, the 19-floor, all-suites hotel will feature the following amenities:
- 180 suites
- Complimentary cook-to-order full breakfast
- Complimentary Evening Manager’s Reception
- Outdoor pool and whirlpool located on an 8th floor atrium with an unobstructed view of the city
- 8th floor, pool-level bar
- Fitness Center
- 24-Hour PC and Mac Business Center
- Gift/Sundry Shop
- A 200-seat full service restaurant
- 10,000 sq. ft. of 9th-floor meeting space
“This hotel introduces Innisfree into another market in which the peak travel seasons are opposite our Northern Gulf Coast based hotels,” MacQueen stated. “Innisfree is very familiar with other Hilton hotel brands, and we are looking forward to operating this Embassy Suites.”
Jim Bridges is the developer and owner of the Embassy Suites by Hilton project. A successful developer of real estate for more than 40 years, his experience ranges a variety of project types including high-rise residential, mixed-use development, freestanding retail, neighborhood retail centers, luxury residences and apartment buildings.
JEBCO’s first hotel development, the Embassy Suites by Hilton will be designed and engineered by Parker Walker Group Inc. and built by Kellogg & Kimsey, Inc.