If you’ve wondered what’s happening at the construction site of the former St. Augustine Beachfront Resort adjacent to the pier on St. Augustine Beach…. wonder no more. Today, Hilton Worldwide announced an agreement with Key International (the real estate development company who purchased the property last January) to build a new Embassy Suites, an 180 room upscale, all-suite hotel expected to open in the forth quarter of 2017.
“We are excited to announce the development of our eighth Hilton Worldwide hotel in the St. Augustine area, located in a prime oceanfront location just minutes from the ‘Nation’s Oldest City’, Anastasia State Park and restaurants on Beachfront Avenue” said John Rogers, global head, Embassy Suites Hotels. “The Embassy Suites brand continues to open hotels in diverse locations that will attract guests staying for business or leisure.”
This beachfront hotel will feature 180 spacious suites equipped with a separate living area, private bedroom, and wet bar fitted with a microwave, mini-fridge and coffee maker. Suites will also be equipped with two flat-screen high-definition televisions. In addition, the property will offer complimentary fitness and business centers.
“The Embassy Suites prototype allows us flexibility in design and to be able to offer a product that was adaptable in a resort environment to ensure guests have a memorable experience,” said Diego Ardid, Key International. “Our first Hilton branded hotel is Embassy Suites due to the superior quality and guest service for which it is known.”
The new hotel will offer the brand’s signature features such as an inviting atrium environment, where guests will have access to complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast and evening Manager’s Reception* with complimentary appetizers and beverage. Embassy Suites St. Augustine Beach – Oceanfront will offer 5,500 square feet of indoor meeting space and an outdoor pool.
Embassy Suites St. Augustine Beach – Oceanfront will participate in Hilton HHonors®, the only guest rewards program that allows members to earn Points & Miles® for the same stay and redeem points for free nights with no blackout dates at more than 4,200 hotels worldwide.