Boutique resort opens at Siesta gateway - Siesta Key Palms Hotel

New owner has given 1950s building a complete facelift

21-room Siesta Key Palms Hotel, a boutique style resort with a five-star attitude

Henry Rodriguez has taken motel more than a half century old at the gateway to Siesta Key and spun it into a luxury, boutique resort.

It's an Old Florida environment — without feeling so old. [...]

1500 State Street -Downtown Sarasota Sophisticated Urban Lifestyles

Coming to Downtown Sarasota

1500 State Street - Boutique Condo of only 20 residences. This unsurpassed location is near all that makes downtown Sarasota such a great place to live. One of the best walkable areas, you're moments to the Sarasota Bayfront, Marina Jack, great cultural venues, shopping and [...]

Local Home Price Increases Outpace State and Nation

Home prices in Southwest Florida are still outpacing state and national increases.

Single-family home prices rose 7.8 percent in the Sarasota-Manatee region in June over the year, data provider CoreLogic reported Tuesday.

Florida posted the nation's sixth-highest home appreciation rate. But home values in the state remain 23.9 percent off their pre-recession peaks. [...]

New Hotel Planned for Rosemary District

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A Boston developer plans to build a boutique hotel in the city's Rosemary District, joining a throng of new projects targeting the hospitality industry.

The 76-room hotel, called The Sarasota Modern, is planned on about one acre at the southwest corner of Boulevard of the Arts and Cocoanut Avenue, just east of U.S. 41.

The five-story building would include a 151-seat restaurant, outdoor pool, juice bar and gym and spa, according to plans recently filed with the [...]

Signs of Life for Sarasota Quay Development

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The owner of the former Sarasota Quay property is taking initial steps toward development.

GreenPointe Communities, which paid $27 million for the 14-acre bayfront site last December, expects to submit a formal development plan to the city of Sarasota early 2016.

The project, called "Sarasota Bayside," will - for now - retain the scope of the development that was approved eight years ago, GreenPointe regional president Rick Harcrow said [...]

Florida Breaking Tourism Record in 2015

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The Sunshine State welcomed an estimated 79.1 million visitors during the first nine months of 2015, the most of any such period in Florida's history.

The nine-month count was a 5.5 percent increase when compared with the same period in 2014.

The third quarter of this year saw an estimated 25.5 million visitors, an increase of 6.8 percent, [...]