Westin Hotel breaks ground in Sarasota County


Lynn Hobeck Bates, 941-955-0991 Ext. 103
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Westin Hotel breaks ground in Sarasota County


SARASOTA, Fla. (September 19, 2014) – Westin Hotel, a Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, broke ground yesterday, September 18, 2014, on a 255-room property that will overlook Sarasota Bay. Slated to open in the summer of 2016, the hotel will bring its signature wellness and revitalizing concept to the area. Kolter Hospitality LLC is the developer.

Within walking distance to Sarasota’s arts and cultural scene, downtown and Bayfront and a short drive to St. Armands Circle and Lido Key, the hotel will appeal to both leisure and business travelers.

“We are thrilled to have the Westin coming to Sarasota County,” says Virginia Haley, President of Visit Sarasota County. “We are already getting positive feedback and growing excitement within the community and travel industry for this new property. We are excited to start promoting it this year.”

The hotel will also offer 15,000 square feet of meeting facilities, a workout area and a rooftop leisure area.

For media inquiries, please contact Lynn Hobeck Bates at 941-955-0991 Ext. 103 or [email protected].



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Located on Southwest Florida's Gulf Coast, Sarasota County offers a vibrant arts and cultural scene, a diverse array of culinary experiences and a variety of opportunities to take advantage of the clear waters and the great outdoors. Sarasota County provides the quintessential, laid-back beach getaway with numerous sprawling, white-sand beaches, including Siesta Key Beach, named "America's Best Beach" in 2011 by Stephen Leatherman, aka, Dr. Beach. Dubbed "Home of the American Circus," Sarasota County served as the headquarters for the Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus for 75 years, and visitors can experience its unique circus heritage first-hand by following the circus trail or catching a performance by one of two local circus companies. For more information on visiting Sarasota County, visit www.visitsarasota.org or call (941) 706-1253.