Real estate investment and development firm Key International opened a new Embassy Suites resort in St. Augustine Beach, Fla.
The Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Augustine Beach Oceanfront Resort is located on the oceanfront of St. Augustine Beach, and near the restaurants, shops and kid-friendly destinations such as Anastasia State Park, the St. Johns County Ocean Pier, Castillo de San Marcos, the St. Augustine Alligator Farm and the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum.
Owned and developed by Key International and managed by Hospitality Ventures Management Group, this upscale resort is a 175 all-suite property consisting of two-room suites and studio suites with panoramic views of the resort-style pool, beach and ocean. The resort even offers designated family suites with bunk beds. The property is also designed for meetings and large social gatherings like weddings, with more than 20,000 square feet of event space, including a 5,200-square-foot, oceanfront ballroom with outdoor terraces.
“As we continue to deliver enhanced guest experiences nationwide, we are very excited about the addition of another resort property in this great location,” Alan Roberts, global head, Embassy Suites by Hilton, said in a statement. “Our portfolio of coastal properties is growing, and now Hilton Honors members can enjoy another family-friendly resort property to use their well-earned points for family vacations and other occasions at the beautiful destination of St. Augustine.”
“It’s exciting to mark this significant milestone in the development of the Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Augustine Beach Oceanfront Resort, to be enjoyed by the community and travelers alike,” Shawn Gracey, EVP of hospitality at Key International, said in a statement. “Our motivating force has been to cultivate a destination that offers a one-of-a-kind experience, complete with an unmatched oceanfront location, and all-encompassing amenity programming. This resort is an integral part of our hospitality portfolio, and we look forward to it serving as a new avenue for guests to experience the Embassy Suites brand and St. Augustine’s coastal serenity, history and entertainment.”
Additional amenities include 500 feet of beach access with chairs, umbrellas and food for guests, a 24-hour convenience market, a 24-hour business center, a 24-hour fitness center, an outdoor resort-style pool with a poolside bar, watersport activities and valet service. Each suite is equipped with an HDTV, complimentary Wi-Fi for Hilton Honors members, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a wet bar, a coffeemaker and a work desk.
“With its pristine beachfront location and beautiful, panoramic views of the sea, the Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Augustine Beach Oceanfront Resort is an ideal fit for our growing portfolio of upper-upscale and resort hotels throughout the United States,” Robert S. Cole, president and CEO of HVMG, said in a statement. “We continue to seek opportunities with best-in-class partners such as Key International and Embassy Suites by Hilton."