Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Augustine Beach Oceanfront Resort Honored at International Property Awards
The resort, developed by Miami-based Key International, recognized as “Best New Hotel Construction & Design - Florida” during ceremony in Toronto
MIAMI - Timed with its upcoming opening this fall, Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Augustine Beach Oceanfront Resort has received a prestigious recognition by the USA Property Awards in the “Best New Hotel Construction & Design – Florida” category. Developed by Miami-based Key International, the Embassy Suites St. Augustine Beach will be the only luxury resort on the city’s shore, and one of only five beachfront properties with a resort designation under the Embassy Suites by Hilton flag.
The International Property Awards are open to residential and commercial property professionals from around the globe. Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Augustine Beach’s victory follows a detailed judging process by an independent panel of 80 industry experts, chaired by the House of Lords in the U.K. Parliament, that focuses on design, quality, service, innovation, originality, and commitment to sustainability.
“It’s an honor for Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Augustine Beach to be recognized on a national and international stage,” said Diego Ardid, Co-President of Key International. “This resort is representative of positive, new growth in the area, and we are pleased to have worked closely with industry leaders on the design, build, and management of this property.”
Encompassing a 6.5-acre enclave, the property is designed by PFVS Architecture, pairing the charm of a Mediterranean villa with the elegance and amenities of a beachfront resort. Evoking a sense of coastal modernism by drawing on elements from the oceanfront setting, J. Banks Design curated the interiors of each king, studio king, two-bedroom, and queen-queen suite, as well as the leisure, retail, event, and dining common areas.
Igniting interest with families, corporate travelers, and destination wedding planners, Embassy Suites St. Augustine Beach will provide a plethora of on-site activities from surf lessons and paddle boarding to multiple dining experiences, an intimate outdoor dedicated wedding lawn, an expertly-designed indoor ballroom, and the award-winning service synonymous with Embassy Suites by Hilton. The resort will also house a full-service Starbucks® franchise, for guests seeking a caffeine fix, cold-pressed juice, pastry or on-the-go snack.
Shawn Gracey, Executive Vice President of Hospitality for Key International, accepted the award yesterday during an official ceremony.
About Key International
Key International is a world-class real estate investment and development company with offices in Miami, Florida and Madrid, Spain. The company focuses primarily on luxury commercial and residential sectors, including condominiums, hotels & resorts, residential rentals, offices, and retail properties. Key International’s high-profile projects include the development of such sought-after addresses as 400 Sunny Isles, 1010 Brickell, and the landmark Mint and The Ivy towers in Downtown Miami, along with the master development of the Riverfront Community section of Miami and the $250 million expansion and restoration of the world-famous Nobu Eden Roc Resort Miami Beach. Key International also owns and manages a diverse collection of hotels under the Marriott, Hilton and InterContinental Hotels Group flags. For more information, visit www.key-international.com.
About Embassy Suites by Hilton
Embassy Suites by Hilton, one of Hilton’s 17 market-leading brands, is dedicated to delivering what matters most to travelers. The full-service, upscale brand offers two-room suites, free made-to-order breakfast and a nightly two-hour reception with complimentary drinks and snacks. Both leisure and business travelers looking for a relaxed, yet sophisticated experience will feel right at home with brand-standard amenities like inviting atriums and complimentary 24-hour business and fitness centers. Embassy Suites by Hilton has 254 hotels with 43 in the pipeline. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard WiFi, and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app. For more information, visit www.embassysuites.com or newsroom.hilton.com/embassysuites, and connect with Embassy Suites by Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.