Suburban Tampa hotel looks completely new after multimillion-dollar renovation
A 20-year-old hotel looks completely new after being the first in the area to be a prototype of Marriott's new decor package.
The Residence Inn Tampa Sabal Park/Brandon, managed by McKibbon Hospitality, has completed its multimillion-dollar renovation, with bathrooms, public spaces and amenities all upgraded.
"This is the first design rolled out for the new renovations," Robert Newton, Residence Inn by Marriott (NASDAQ: MAR) Tampa Sabal Park general manager, told the Tampa Bay
Renovations include guest suite bathrooms getting quartz countertops, new tile, shelves and modern glass showers, and expanding the fitness center by double to 600 square feet and installing new workout equipment.
The hotel has been undergoing the roughly $4 million to $5 million renovations over the past six months and is wrapping up now with the finishing touches.
"We opened guest rooms this past Friday and they were full," Newton said.
The hotel will host a grand opening event in early September.
McKibbon manages 10 hotel properties in the Tampa market, with several being Marriott and Hilton flagged hotels.
Newton said the Residence Inn Tampa North/I-75 Fletcher has just started renovations as well that will look similar to the Tampa Sabal Park hotel.