Hotel & Hospitality Developments

  • Celebration couple to open 56-acre 'glamping' resort on U.S. 17-92 in Polk

    Celebration couple to open 56-acre 'glamping' resort on U.S. 17-92 in Polk

    After getting a great deal on 56 acres of woodland property right on U.S. 17-92 in Polk County, Joe and Christina Ganley are banking on the growing demand for ecotourism to open Campfire Resort. The resort is planned to include up to 200 fully amenitized RV lots, cabins, tree houses, "glamping"...

  • Brazilian developer plans flex warehouse on US 17-92 in Polk

    Brazilian developer plans flex warehouse on US 17-92 in Polk

    A Brazilian developer is planning to build 108,000 square feet of flex office/warehouse space on U.S. 17-92 in Polk County.   Haroldo de Barros purchased the 12-acre acre parcel five years ago under his U.S. affiliate Danpol Development. He wants to develop the business park in two phases, with...

  • Architect's 48-hour redesign effort saves Brazilian group's hotel plan near I-Drive

    Architect's 48-hour redesign effort saves Brazilian group's hotel plan near I-Drive

    Brazilian hotel owner-operator Grupo Atlantico has scrapped and redrawn plans within the past week for its first North American hotel in Orlando's tourism corridor, led by an architect's 48-hour design binge to keep the project on schedule.  When Grupo Atlantico bought the 2.35-acre site at 5871...

  • Sanford Airport Authority to chart plan for hotel development by December

    Sanford Airport Authority to chart plan for hotel development by December

    The Sanford Airport Authority (SAA) should decide in December how to move forward with bringing a hotel to property near the entrance to Orlando Sanford International Airport, after it terminated a contract earlier this year with a private developer for failure to perform. The primary questions...

  • Mount Dora-based developer preps new Aloft hotel site in Lake Buena Vista

    Mount Dora-based developer preps new Aloft hotel site in Lake Buena Vista

    Mount Dora-based Southern Hospitality Management & Development has its second Orlando hotel site under contract in the Lake Buena Vista submarket, with plans for a new Aloft next to a Holiday Inn Express it currently has under construction. The developer filed a Development Plan on Tuesday with...

  • Universal reveals new images & rate details for hotels on former waterpark site

    Universal reveals new images & rate details for hotels on former waterpark site

    Universal Orlando released new renderings, the promise of low rates and room count details on Monday morning for the two hotels it plans to build on the former Wet 'n Wild property along International Drive.  The company announced via its theme park blog that both hotels will offer Universal Orlando's...

  • Land sells for Lake Eola-area hotel to California & South Florida developers

    Land sells for Lake Eola-area hotel to California & South Florida developers

    An affiliate of California-based Stratus Development Partners paid $3 million Tuesday for the Downtown Orlando site of a planned 155-key Cambria Suites west of Lake Eola, as part of its $30 million-joint venture with a South Florida developer.  Located at 170 E. Washington St. on the southwest...

  • Kissimmee motel fetches $2.15M sale price after landing national brand

    Kissimmee motel fetches $2.15M sale price after landing national brand

    An Orlando-based hotel investor paid $2.15 million last month for the Days Inn Kissimmee West at 4125 W. Vine St. The 50-room motel was built in 1984 and formerly operated as the "Inn at Oak Plantation," until M&W International Investments bought it in 2014 for $1.25 million and renovated the property,...

  • Sanford developers switch plan from multifamily to hotel for downtown site

    Sanford developers switch plan from multifamily to hotel for downtown site

    A local firm that originally planned to build 100 apartments in downtown Sanford is switching gears, proposing a new Choice Hotels-branded development on the site.  Located at 200 W. 1st St. two blocks west of the heart of downtown Sanford, the three-story hotel would have 60 to 75 rooms, with...

  • Brazil's Grupo Atlantico expands plan for first U.S. hotel near I-Drive

    Brazil's Grupo Atlantico expands plan for first U.S. hotel near I-Drive

    Brazilian hotel owner-operators Grupo Atlantico have moved fast in the past two months to finish design of their first North American hotel in Orlando's tourism corridor, adding rooms and select-service amenities for a new Master Plan submitted to the city. Located at 5871 Carrier Dr., southeast...

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  • Hotel developer has site under contract in 'Grand National' project on N. I-Drive

    Hotel developer has site under contract in 'Grand National' project on N. I-Drive

    A Tennessee-based hotel developer making its Orlando market entry has land under contract within North American Properties' mixed-use "Grand National" project on the north end of International Drive, with plans for a new TownePlace Suites by Marriott.  Developer 3H Group has filed a Specific Parcel...

  • Osceola County planning for hotels and parking garages at Heritage Park

    Osceola County planning for hotels and parking garages at Heritage Park

    Osceola County's top planners are drafting a new master plan for Osceola Heritage Park that could include a massive new parking garage and hotel pads on E192 across from NeoCity, and prompt more land acquisition. "We're looking at doing structured parking for 1,800 to 2,000 spaces," Community Development...

  • Rosen Hotels pays $24M+ for two properties next to Rosen Centre

    Rosen Hotels pays $24M+ for two properties next to Rosen Centre

    Affiliates of Rosen Hotels & Resorts paid a combined $24.3 million or more on Thursday for two small aging hotels off International Drive that neighbor its Rosen Centre Hotel, which the seller told GrowthSpotter will likely be demolished for new construction. The properties include the 4.15-acre,...

  • Local brothers plan new hotel & self storage facility near downtown Apopka

    Local brothers plan new hotel & self storage facility near downtown Apopka

    Two local brothers with a diverse commercial real estate portfolio are diving in to Apopka with a new self storage and hotel development, drawn to the city two years ago on the advice of a Marriott executive.  Amin and Ramzan Gulamali own and have developed fuel stations, retail properties, office...

  • Reunion developer introduces new condo hotel plan at golf resort

    Reunion developer introduces new condo hotel plan at golf resort

    The master developer of Reunion Resort appears to have scrapped plans for a 300-room conference hotel at the resort in Osceola County in favor of a new pedestrian-friendly condo development. Encore Capital Management filed a new Preliminary Subdivision Plan (PSP) for the 46 acres that span both...

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