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AC Marriott One of the Most Anticipated Development Projects in 2017

83 Degrees Media cites Tampa’s MetWest International’s AC by Marriott hotel one of the most anticipated development projects of 2017.

ac-hotel-tampa-rendering-webOut-of-town visitors will have a new place to stay in early 2018 when the AC Hotel by Marriott opens at MetWest International in Westshore.

The hotel brand is meant to appeal to millennial travelers.

“We’re excited to introduce the AC Hotel by Marriott brand to Tampa,” says Javier Garcia, Managing Director of the PRISA Group, which is building the hotel with Orlando-based Welbro Building Corp. “The AC Hotel brings a new lifestyle hospitality concept to the vibrant Westshore business district, combining a modern, European design aesthetic with exciting bar and lounge offerings, all next to the many food and beverage offerings of the MetWest International project.”

MetWest International is a 32-acre mixed-use development in the heart of Tampa’s Westshore business district with retail, hotel, residential and office spaces. It’s located near Tampa International Airport and International Plaza.

Ground was broken on the hotel in September. It’s slated to have 175 rooms and 96,000 square feet of space.

“The guest rooms follow simplistic design and include a signature closet, work desk, luggage bench and a 47-inch TV,” Garcia says. “Clean-cut, linear aesthetics highlight the public space areas, inclusive of a collaborative space with a communal table and reading section.”

There will also be lounge seating, a multimedia area, a market, two media salons, a business and social events room, fitness center, pool and pool bar, and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the property.

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MetWest One of Very Selective Sites Chosen for New Marriott Property

As for Tampa’s AC Hotel, Federico says the opportunity is to bring a brand to stand out against the run-of-the-mill hotels there, one that can appeal to a younger audience.

“The opportunity in Tampa is…a lifestyle select-service hotel for Marriott in an otherwise very homogeneous market,” he says, noting it’s next to the MetWest International mixed-use complex.

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MetWest’s AC Hotel by Marriott, Tampa Westshore/Airport Breaks Ground

ac-hotel-tampa-rendering-webOfficials of the PRISA Group, a family-owned developer, builder and owner of green residential communities, hospitality and resort projects in Puerto Rico and Florida, and Peachtree Hotel Group, one of the nation’s fastest growing hotel investment and management platforms, announced that their newly instituted partnership broke ground on development of  the 175-room AC Hotel by Marriott Tampa Westshore/Airport. The property is currently under construction with a planned opening date of December 2017.

The hotel will be managed by Marriott Corporation. The construction is being conducted by a partnership between PRISA Group and Orlando-based Welbro Builders Corporation. Miami-based Popular Community Bank provided the financing for the project.

AC Hotel by Marriott, Tampa Westshore/Airport

The AC Hotel will reside within MetWest International, a high-end, 32-acre, mixed-use development in Tampa’s thriving Westshore Business District, Florida’s largest office district, located immediately southeast of Tampa International Airport.  This property is adjacent to the upscale shopping and entertainment center, the International Plaza, Bay Street and Tampa International Airport, which currently is undergoing one of the largest airport expansions in the U.S. The MetWest International mixed-use complex boasts six upscale restaurants and bars within steps of the hotel, as well as a variety of large corporate tenants. Nearby attractions include downtown Tampa, the Raymond James Stadium and George M. Steinbrenner Field.

This 175-room property appeals to the chic traveler in search of design innovation. The guest rooms follow simplistic design and include a signature closet, work desk, luggage bench and a 47” TV. Clean-cut, linear aesthetics highlight the public space areas, inclusive of a collaborative space with a communal table and reading section. The hotel’s lounge displays contemporary European design with signature lounge seating and a multimedia area. Other amenities include a market, two media salons and a business/social events room, featuring Workspace on Demand by Marriott for online meetings at other locations, over 900 square feet of a state-of-the-art fitness center, pool and pool bar, complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the property and 2,300 square feet of meeting space.

“Our select service hotel platform continues to grow with the addition of three new hotels in key markets in Florida, all next to vibrant food, beverage and entertainment options and with a modern design aesthetic,” said Federico Stubbe, PRISA president and CEO.  “We continue to pursue ground-up opportunities in submarkets in the Southeast with strong entertainment offerings.” The Orlando hotels are located adjacent to the Mall at Millenia, the top 7th highest grossing mall in the U.S, and the AC Hotel in Tampa will be part of the MetWest International complex, located in Westshore, the largest office district on the west coast of Florida.

“We continue to seek out best-in-class partners, and PRISA’s well regarded reputation as a leading provider of green residential and hospitality projects throughout Puerto Rico speaks for itself,” said Jatin Desai, Peachtree’s chief investment officer. “With more than $89 billion in tourism revenue in 2015 alone, Florida remains one of the nation’s top destinations, and we fully expect these properties to quickly become market leaders following their initial ramp-up stages.”

About PRISA Group – McVC PRISA Group is a family-owned developer, builder and owner of green residential communities, hospitality and resort projects in Puerto Rico and Florida with 1,500 employees and over $100 million in annual revenues. The company has developed and built over $750 million in hospitality projects in the past 4 years alone, all on-time and on-budget, including Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, West Beach Ritz-Carlton Reserve Residences, three Hyatt Place hotels, one Hyatt House, and two casinos, among others. PRISA has been active in Florida since 2003 with the development of Tampa Bay’s first conservation subdivision, Lake Toscana. The company was awarded the 2014 Developer of the Year Award for the Americas by Hyatt Corporation. For more information, please visit www.prisagroup.com.

With more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality and real estate industries, McConnell Valdes Consulting (McVC) specializes in the planning, financing and development of hospitality and mixed-use real estate projects such as the Mandarin Oriental Barcelona, Vieques W Retreat, Westin Rio Mar, and Costa Caribe Resort, among many others. McVC is an affiliate of McConnell Valdés LLC, the largest law firm in the Caribbean.

About Peachtree Hotel Group Peachtree Hotel Group operates, develops and invests in premium-branded, select- and limited-service and extended-stay hotel assets under the Marriott, Starwood, Hilton, Hyatt, Choice and InterContinental Hotels Group flags. Since its inception, Peachtree has acquired, developed or originated nearly $1 billion of hotel properties and first mortgage notes. Peachtree’s current portfolio is comprised of 62 hotel assets totaling 7,308 rooms, including 29 real estate assets and 33 notes. For more information, please visit www.peachtreehotelgroup.com.

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Renee’s Bistro Opens at One MetroCenter


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We have a new cafe at One MetroCenter. Renee’s Bistro opened this week. The bistro is not your typical office building cafe. The decor and the menu have a French flair with delectable menu items including croissant breakfast sandwiches, paninis, burgers and salads. Stop by Renees Bistro for breakfast or lunch. They are in the 4010 building on the first floor, Suite 185.

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Thai Prime Joines MetWest’s Stacked Lineup of Restaurants

MetWest International has added to its already stacked lineup at its retail center across from International Plaza and Tampa International Airport. Joining Davidoff of Geneva, Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant, Kona Grill, Texas de Brazil and Del Frisco’s Grille, Thai Prime opened its doors May 11, according to co-owner Jeff Fordham.

From On Swann to Portillo’s, 11 Tampa Bay restaurants opening this summer

Just as the Florida growing season is winding down, a new crop of Tampa Bay restaurants has sprouted. Makes sense. Summer tends to be a little slow for our dining scene, so it yields an ideal time to throw open the doors and work out the kinks before fall’s hubbub.

 

Lion Magazine Features Southeastern Guide Dogs’ Brad

We are so proud of Brad and his work at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. Learn about what his service entails in his feature in Lion Magazine!

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AC by Marriott Hotel Coming to MetWest

MetWest International and the Westshore Business District in Tampa are getting a new hotel.  Look for construction to start later this year for the AC by Marriott, a 180-room, 91,000 square foot hotel designed to appeal to millennial travelers. The Tampa Bay Business Journal was the first to report on the hotel in November. Read the story here.

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Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant Named in Open Tables Top Ten of Most Booked Restaurants!

OpenTable releases list of Tampa’s most-booked restaurants

Restaurants in the West Shore area dominated the list of the most-booked restaurants in the Tampa Bay area, although it was spots on the edge of downtown and Ybor City that rose to the top.

MetWest’s Southeastern Guide Dog Brad Working in DC

MetWest Senior Property Manager Jennifer Hatchett better know in the canine world as Southeastern Guide Dog puppy raiser extraordinaire was reunited with Brad this past weekend.  Senior Chief Brad is working as a Facility Therapy Dog in the Navy at Joint Base Andrews with Bobby.

He is so loved and doing amazing things working at Joint Base Andrews.  Brad gave Jen a tour of  the Lincoln,  Korean and Viet Nam Memorials.  Brad is still the superstar and several people approached just to say hi to Handsome Brad.  He is doing what he was destined to do.