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 by Place Architecture to honor the exterior look of the historic hotel, will feature a rooftop bar and a restaurant.
New Hotel Collection, owner of the hotel, has already completed several upgrades to the property including adding The Scott, a hotel craft coffee and classic cocktail bar, and updates to the rooms.
The expansion is expected to be complete in the summer of 2023.
New Hotel Collection also owns property within the Harbourside Resort, in Indian Rocks Beach, Beachside Resort, in Indian Shores, and Central Hotel, in Sevierville, Tennessee.