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LBA Hospitality’s Dual-Branded Hotel Now Serving Guests in Clearwater Beach, Florida
August 29, 2017

LBA Hospitality is proud to announce SpringHill Suites Tampa Clearwater Beach and Residence Inn Tampa Clearwater Beach are now open. Developed by 3H Group, Inc. who entered a joint venture with Key International upon opening, the dual-branded hotels will include 115-suite SpringHill Suites and 140-suite Residence Inn in Clearwater Beach. Located at 309 Coronado Drive, the hotels offer convenient access to the Clearwater Beach Marina, downtown Clearwater, Pier 60, Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Sand Key Park, the Cleveland Street District and St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport.

The properties share an outdoor swimming pool with an expanded sun deck and marina views, a state of-the-art fitness center and covered valet parking for the guests’ enjoyment. To accommodate larger parties, the hotel features three separate meeting rooms including The Coronado Room, The Mandalay Room and The Gulfview Room, a total of over 2,400 square feet of meeting space. Both hotels are pet friendly  and  offer  complimentary  breakfast,  free  Wi-Fi  and  Marriott’s  new  MVP  Guest  Entertainment Technology featuring over 40 HD channels, an interactive guide and streaming capabilities for Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Pandora and Crackle. In addition, the property includes 7,000 square feet of ground floor upscale retail space for shopping and dining and has a 20-boat slip marina, all ideal forms of entertainment while on the coast.

“We are pleased to offer two brand-new, ideally located hotels in Clearwater Beach,” said LBA President Beau Benton. “This new property marks LBA’s first time managing in the market and offers us the chance to serve more visitors, business travelers and families looking for an affordable, convenient and enjoyable stay in two outstanding custom-designed hotels.”

The new SpringHill Suites Tampa Clearwater Beach offers guests a fresh take on mixing business with pleasure by providing enhancements to help them enjoy their time away. Features include separate living, working and sleeping spaces with a modern, stylish design for flexibility and functionality. From the guest rooms to the lobby, every aspect of design – from furniture and lighting to colors and fabrics – has been carefully designed to evoke calm and refreshing spaces that allow guests to relax and recharge. The lobby features a brand new design that adds depth and sophistication to the décor and therefore is a great venue for conducting casual meetings or to socialize during SpringHill Suites’ enhanced evening experience.

Additionally, the Residence Inn Tampa Clearwater Beach is designed for stays of five nights or more and offers a variety of guest room options such as studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites featuring plush mattresses, crisp linens, a well-lit work desk, ergonomic chair and complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi. In addition, each Residence Inn suite has a fully-equipped kitchen with a coffeemaker, microwave oven and residential-sized appliances. Beyond the rooms, road warriors and families alike can enjoy the hotel’s grocery delivery service, 24-hour onsite food and beverage market, RI Mix™ evening events, dry cleaning services and onsite guest laundry room. 

To support the growth of these two hotels, LBA Hospitality has named Ron Bitz general manager and Kelly Clark director of sales. Bitz, who has over 35 years of hospitality experience, most recently served the southeast region’s Hampton Inn and Suites and Hilton Garden Inns as area general manager. Bitz was recognized at LBA Hospitality’s 2017 General Manager’s Conference with the community service award and employee engagement award. As his complement, Clark brings 15 years of hospitality experience to her position at this new dual-branded property. In her last role of director of sales in a Hilton hotel in the area, she strategically grew revenue for the property and built long-lasting relationships with prominent members of the community.

For  more  information,  visit  LBA’s  full  list  of  properties  on  their  website  here,  including  Residence  Inn Tampa Clearwater Beach and Spring Hill Suites Tampa Clearwater Beach.  

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