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Hudson Holdings expected to start bids for Kissimmee hotel renovation

Developer Hudson Holdings has plans to modernize the hotel it bought in Kissimmee's US 192 tourism corridor.
Developer Hudson Holdings has plans to modernize the hotel it bought in Kissimmee's US 192 tourism corridor.

A hotel that was bought last month for $6 million on Kissimmee's US 192 tourism corridor is getting ready to undergo an estimated $10 million revitalization that will include a renovation and 40,000 square feet of retail space.

Hudson Holdings, the buyer, is a developer and expected to serve as construction manager for the project. Other key roles for the project, like architect and civil engineer, have not been named.

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Subcontractor bidding may begin later this year, with the renovation potentially starting in February.

The property, a 403-room HomeSuiteHome hotel on 10 acres, was bought by Delray Beach-based Hudson Holdings in mid-July.

At the time, one of its principals, Andrew Greenbaum, told GrowthSpotter the hotel would be turned into an all-suite property with 200-plus rooms and interior corridors.

Average room sizes now are 334 square feet, but will be 668 square feet after renovation.

Saunas and pools are listed as subsections of work.

The hotel is likely to take on the flag of Doubletree by Hilton once the work is done, the Osceola News-Gazette reported. Greenbaum did not respond to requests for confirmation Thursday.

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