AC Hotel by Marriott opens in St. Petersburg (RENDERINGS)

A new AC Hotel by Marriott—St. Petersburg Downtown has opened, at 110 Second St. N. The eight-story hotel has 172 guest rooms, a 2,500-square-foot lobby, 1,800 square feet of meeting, and event, space, a fitness center and an outdoor pool. Cane & Barrel, the hotel’s signature rooftop terrace bar, is located on the eighth floor

One Liners Pinellas: Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast, Raising Cane’s and more

► Cane & Barrel, a rooftop bar and cocktail lounge, opened at the 172-key AC Hotel by Marriott at 110 Second St. N. ► Hold-Thyssen, a full-service commercial real estate firm with offices in Clearwater and Winter Park, completed the $3.8 million sale of 4.8 acres on Seminole Boulevard, at the intersection of 21st Avenue

Tommy Del Zoppo assumes role of CEO at New Hotel Collection

Tommy Del Zoppo, one of the founders of New Hotel Collection, has assumed the role of chief executive officer of the company, which is currently working on a major expansion of the historic Cordova Inn, in downtown St. Petersburg. Del Zoppo, who previously served as chief investment officer for New Hotel Collection, succeeds Alex Hodges

Tommy Del Zoppo finds his home in St. Petersburg

Tommy Del Zoppo, a Manhattan New Yorker, previously spent 30 years working on Wall Street. His wife was an Emmy-Award-winning producer who had worked for MTV, eventually taking a job with Home Shopping Network, which brought the couple down to St. Petersburg. “If you would have told me this is where I’d be sitting at

One Liners Sarasota and Manatee: Sixwatch, Shumaker and more

► Rosewood Residences Lido Key, Rosewood Hotels and Resorts’ first exclusively residential offering, released a rendering that reveals its exterior design. (Rendering above) ► Sixwatch, a cybersecurity and IT services firm, acquired Sarasota Support, a boutique technology support organization. ► Willis Smith Construction in Sarasota promoted F. John LaCivita from executive vice president to president

The Cordova Inn is set to begin demolition to make way for expansion (RENDERINGS)

The Cordova Inn will begin demolition on the adjacent Stanton Apartments and Stanton Hotel in the coming weeks, which will make way for an additional 63 rooms at the boutique hotel in downtown St. Petersburg. Once complete the hotel will have 95 rooms and will total 53,700 square feet. The expanded hotel, which was designed

One Liners Sarasota and Manatee: The Ritz-Carlton, Suncoast Credit Union and more

► The Realm Restaurant Group announced the reopening of Sage Restaurant, at 1216 First St., Sarasota, after being closed for over a year for COVID-19. (Pictured above) ► Firmo Construction, a commercial construction management firm headquartered in Sarasota, is expanding its operations in southwest Florida with the opening of a new office in downtown Fort

Pendry Hotels & Resorts bringing hotel, residential development, to Tampa’s Riverwalk (RENDERINGS)

Pendry Hotels & Resorts, in partnership with Two Roads Development, have announced plans for Pendry Tampa, a hotel and residential development on Tampa’s Riverwalk. The property will include 220 guestrooms and 207 Pendry Residences, according to a statement. Pendry Tampa will offer a “modern coastal California meets Florida” design aesthetic, with floor-to-ceiling windows offering expansive

State of Play: Florida is welcoming travelers with open arms

Plan your summer and fall staycation plans around resorts—of all stripes—just a short drive away.

Hard Rock Hotels shares plans for REVERB By Hard Rock Hotel In Tampa

Hard Rock Hotels has announced plans for the development of a new addition to the REVERB by Hard Rock portfolio in Tampa. The business casual hotel concept is designed to be an “energetic, cultural hub for connection, creation and inspiration among music fans, locals and travelers alike,” according to a statement. REVERB Tampa East is

Networking, social distancing & a little R&R

My husband and I always look forward to the annual CEO Council Fall Social, held at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater Beach, but, like everything else in 2020, we knew last year’s event would be different. Never having stayed at the property before we looked forward to the chance to unplug a bit

Hotel Haya Ribbon Cutting

Hotel Haya held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening in Ybor City. Tampa City Mayor Jane Castor was in attendance, alongside hotel representatives. Hotel Haya is the first of Aparium Hotel Group’s six new openings between now and early 2022. The hotel was designed by local firm Alfonso Architects. The 178-room property immerses guests