The Lake Nona master developer amended its Orange County Development Plan on Monday, expanding the hotel room count from 120 to 156. The plans also identify the now 6-story hotel as Marriott select-service SpringHill Suites. Tavistock has dedicated an entire 1-acre outparcel for surface parking lot to accommodate the larger hotel.
This is the second phase of Creekside. The 61,000-square-foot retail center broke ground in early 2018, with the new 46,000-square-foot Publix opening that fall. The project still has three undeveloped lots, all roughly 1 acre in size.
Groundbreaking is scheduled to start in the fall, with the opening anticipated in late 2020. Tavistock will retain ownership and develop the property, spokeswoman Jessi Blakley previously told GrowthSpotter. The Springhill Suites is one of four new hotels the company has in the Lake Nona pipeline this year.
While Creekside is just south of the Central Florida Greeneway (S.R. 417), Tavistock is also developing a new hotel in partnership with Reich Properties just north of the same interchange.
Tavistock Hotels also has two projects in development:
- The 16-story, 215-room Tavistock Town Center Hotel will anchor the next phase of the Lake Nona Town Center, and is scheduled to open by late 2020.
- The eight-story Tavistock Lake Nona Resort, with 250 hotel rooms and 80 condominiums that will surround an 11-acre Crystal Lagoon, opens in 2022.