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March 27, 2018

Supplier News: New in Florida




A new Jazz Age hotel reopening and a meetings offer in Miami lead this week's supplier news in the meetings and events industry. Take a look. 

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Unusual Venues: Jazz-Age Icon Fenway Hotel to Open This September

Tampa-based Mainsail Lodging & Development has announced a target opening date of September 2018 for the new Fenway Hotel. A member of the Autograph Collection of Marriott International, Inc., the boutique historic hotel is located at 453 Edgewater Drive, close to downtown Dunedin.

The new hotel will have  a combined 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space, including the Caladesi Ballroom with water views; a resort-style pool; and an expansive front lawn ideal for croquet, badminton and special events. Plans include activating the outlets and public areas with live entertainment as a nod to the hotel’s musical past.

Originally opened in 1927, Fenway Hotel is an icon of the jazz age, playing host to notable explorers, artists, politicians, musicians and living legends in its time as an operating hotel. Considered to be the “most historically valuable structure” in Dunedin, the hotel was also home to the first radio station in Pinellas County, which began broadcasting from the roof of the Fenway in 1925.

“The unique history of Fenway Hotel and the community of Dunedin inspired our vision for the property,” said Joe Collier, president of Mainsail Lodging & Development, in a written statement. “The new Fenway will bring together touches of the past in a modern setting, giving new life to the hotel and restoring a piece of the destination’s charming, offbeat character.”

The new hotel will also have 83 guest rooms and suites; HEW Parlor & Chophouse, with extensive private dining options and an open kitchen bar; and Hi-Fi Rooftop Bar overlooking Honeymoon and Caladesi Islands.

Fenway Hotel is also located on the route of the Jolly Trolley, which connects guests to Clearwater Beach, Tarpon Springs and everything in between.

For more information on Fenway Hotel, visit FenwayHotel.com.

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Kimpton EPIC Hotel in Miami Rolls Out 10th Anniversary Meetings Offer

Kimpton is celebrating 10 years of EPIC Miami with a special incentive on group bookings. As part of its 10th anniversary celebration, the luxury boutique hotel now offers 5 percent off on master account bookings of 75 rooms per night or more for a minimum of three nights, plus a complimentary champagne toast, choice of additional perks and American Express Gift Cards.

Meeting and event planners booking 75 rooms or more, can make the most of their bookings by selecting two special perks, one from each category.

Select One Perk:

  • 100,000 IHG Rewards Points
  • $5,000 convention services credit (subject to terms and conditions) *

Select One Premium Perk:

  • Complimentary two-hour private yacht cruise departing from Kimpton EPIC Hotel's private marina
  • Private Maui Jim sunglasses fitting with complimentary pair of sunglasses per room

In addition, Kimpton EPIC will gift American Express Gift Cards for master account spends of $10,000 or more:

  • Bookings of $10,000 - $20,000 receive a $200 gift card
  • Bookings of $20,001 - $35,000 receive a $500 gift card
  • Bookings of $35,001 and above receive a $750 gift card, plus a 16GB Apple iPad or 38 mm Apple Watch

Kimpton EPIC has more than 15,000 square feet of indoor business meeting space located on its second and 14th floors, with floor-to-ceiling windows. The property's 16th-floor pool terrace delivers an additional 13,000 square feet of gathering space and panoramic views. EPIC’s Area 31 restaurant provides customized catering options, combining international influences with local inspiration. The hotel's 411 guestroom and suites have views of the Miami skyline.

For more information, or to book a group reservation, contact the sales team at sales@EPIChotel.com or visit the website.

*For terms and conditions visit Kimpton EPIC’s website.

Hilton to Return to Rabat, Morocco

Hilton is set to return to the Moroccan capital city of Rabat from 2022 after a landmark deal was signed with Wessal Capital. At a ceremony in Dubai, a management agreement for a 150 room Hilton Rabat to form part of the city’s Wessal Bouregreg project was confirmed.

The Wessal Bouregreg master development contains a range of high-end residential, entertainment and cultural attractions on the banks of the river Bouregreg. Guests at Hilton Rabat will enjoy close proximity to a range of new state of the art facilities including a shopping mall, the Zaha Hadid designed Grand Theatre of Rabat and several new cultural components. The hotel itself will offer a range of distinct F&B outlets, an outdoor swimming pool, spa, salon and ample meeting space. 

In a written statement Rudi Jagersbacher, president, Middle East, Africa & Turkey, Hilton said: “This hotel signals our return to Rabat which will be part of the city’s most important master project. Wessal Bouregreg is set to install Rabat as the cultural and entertainment center of the region and drive significant demand for upscale international accommodation. Last year we took a decision to install a permanent development presence in North Africa, and have recently successfully opened two hotels in Tanger, with three hotels under construction in Al Houara, Taghazout Bay and Casablanca. So we have great momentum in Morocco and I expect our involvement in this project to be a catalyst for further growth.”

Wessal Capital CEO Abderrahmane El Ouazzani said: “The Hilton Rabat hotel will be located in the heart of the Cultural Plaza of the Wessal Bouregreg development.”


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