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Outlined in blue is the proposed hotel site at 5601 Hazeltine National Dr. (northeast corner of Hazeltine National and Shadowridge drives, all west of S. Semoran Drive/SR 436).
Outlined in blue is the proposed hotel site at 5601 Hazeltine National Dr. (northeast corner of Hazeltine National and Shadowridge drives, all west of S. Semoran Drive/SR 436). (City of Orlando)

Alabama-based hotel developer and manager LBA Properties is seeking approval through the Orlando Municipal Planning Board to build an extended-stay hotel on part of an off-site airport parking lot near Orlando International Airport.

The applicant, LBA affiliate Sunbelt Development LLC, is requesting to build a five-story 128-room extended-stay hotel with 128 parking spaces on 4.43 acres of the parking lot property, said Mark Robbins, director of hotel development at LBA.

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The property is located on the northeast corner of Hazeltine National and Shadowridge drives, all west of S. Semoran Drive, and currently owned by Omega Land Development Corp., affiliate of Xpress Airport Valet Parking.

LBA Properties has a contract to purchase the land, Robbins told GrowthSpotter on Thursday, and would manage the hotel, which would employ between 25 and 30 people.

LBA already manages other hotels in the Orlando area, including the new Residence Inn by Universal Orlando, which recently had a ground breaking.

The hotel's general contractor would be another affiliated company, Hollis and Spann, also out of Alabama, Robbins said. Local subcontractors would be hired for the construction.

The project is expected to be heard on May 17 by the Municipal Planning Board. If passed there, it would proceed for City Council approval in June or July.

After approvals, Robbins said final construction drawings would be prepared and site work would hopefully start in the fourth quarter. The entire construction process is expected to take between 10 and 12 months.

Robbins said he couldn't release the hotel's brand because all the agreements have not been finalized. However, he said Sunbelt only works with Marriott and Hilton brands.

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