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Update on St Augustine Beach Embassy Suites

Embassy Suites, St Augustine Beach.

Fill for the new Embassy Suites, sit ready. photo: 2016

Mountains of dirt and sand sit at the end of Pope Rd and A1A Beach Blvd, ready to be used in the increased elevation of the newest hotel at the beach, Embassy Suites, St Augustine Beach. Hilton Worldwide has signed an agreement with Key International to build the new Embassy Suites at the beach. With all the fill, the elevation will be increased by 10 feet. Truckloads of fill has been delivered to the oceanfront lot and drilling is ready to begin for the pilings.

According to the VCB (Visitors and Convention Bureau,) the demand for hotel rooms is up seven percent since last year, making the Embassy Suites a much needed addition to the beach. With the additional jobs the hotel will bring, a positively impact is expected for the economy of the area.

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Workers getting ready to drill at the new Embassy Suites by the pier. photo: 2016

Embassy Suites, St Augustine Beach, will feature 180 elegant suites equipped with a separate living area and private bedroom. In addition to the suites, the property will include a fitness and business centers as well as a 5,500 square foot meeting/banquet facility. The oceanfront pool will be a highlight for families on vacation.

Key International, which is based in Miami, is the developer of this project. Key’s main focus is primarily on high-end commercial and luxury residential properties including condominiums, hotels, market-rate rentals, office, and retail. This will be the eighth Hilton Worldwide hotel in the St. Augustine area and third Hilton Worldwide property in St. Augustine Beach. The new Embassy Suites, St Augustine Beach is scheduled to be opened in the summer of 2017.

 

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