Sandestin Investments Unveils Renderings of new Sandestin Hotel

MIRAMAR BEACH, FL (1/23/2019). Sandestin Investments, LLC released final external renderings of the Sandestin Hotel which broke ground September 2018. The new 250-room full-service hotel is located adjacent to the Baytowne Conference Center at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Completion of the hotel is slated for April 2020.

“The vision for the Sandestin Hotel has always been to reflect an elegant, coastal design. These external renderings convey that luxurious, yet approachable feel we envisioned, and we’re thrilled to share them,” stated Sara Becnel, vice president of development of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. “As we elevate our image, we will continue to adapt to our guests’ needs and offer exceptional experiences that will build on Sandestin’s reputation of providing quality meetings and memorable vacations.”

The Sandestin Hotel is being constructed by Batson-Cook, a company that builds a wide range of commercial projects for multi-family residential, office and private development clients throughout the Southeast. Internationally recognized design firm, Cooper Carry, which specializes in the design of hospitality, residential and restaurant projects, is the architect for the hotel project.

“We are delighted to be participating in the on-going success of the Sandestin development,” said Randy Hall, president and CEO of Batson-Cook. “This hotel will be the first on resort property to offer guests full access to its many amenities, so we are working diligently to reach completion and celebrate the grand opening with the owner.”

“The hotel's architectural character blends seamlessly with the Grand and Baytowne developments while announcing a new level of quality,” stated Pope Bullock, AIA, principal and vice president of Cooper Carry.

Highgate, a premier real estate investment and hospitality management company, has been selected to manage the newly developed hotel. Additionally, celebrity Chef Hugh Acheson will partner to develop the hotel’s culinary offerings, including a 3-meal restaurant, a signature rooftop pool bar and in-room dining.

In addition to the food and beverage outlets, the full-service hotel will feature a luxurious spa and a fitness center appealing to both, leisure and business guests. The Sandestin Hotel will include 20,000+ square feet of meeting space including a 13,000-square foot ballroom, contiguous to the 30,000+ square feet of existing meeting space at Baytowne Conference Center. Additionally, guests of the hotel will have access to the many amenities offered by Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort including more than seven miles of beaches and bayfront, four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts and a 113-slip marina.

About Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, named the #1 Resort on Florida’s Emerald Coast, offers 65,000 square feet of function space from the gulf to the bay. The resort’s 32,000-squarefoot Baytowne Conference Center includes the largest ballroom on Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast with 13,500- square-feet. The newly renovated 15,000 square-foot Linkside Conference Center includes a 12,600-square-foot exhibit hall, two bayside conference rooms and four boardrooms. In 2018, Sandestin broke ground on the Sandestin Hotel, a 250-room full-service hotel and conference center located adjacent to the Baytowne Conference Center featuring 20,000+ square feet of meeting space and a 13,000-square foot ballroom. Additionally, Osprey Pointe at Sandestin has begun construction and will be the newest development of luxury property in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

All venues are supported by Sandestin’s on-site team of award-winning professional sales, conference services and culinary staff experts. As a member of Visit South Walton and Visit Florida, the resort features more than seven miles of beaches and pristine bayfront, four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 113-slip marina, a fitness center and spa, meeting space and The Village of Baytowne Wharf, a charming pedestrian village with events, shopping, dining and nightlife. For more information:

About Cooper Carry
Cooper Carry is a design firm offering architecture, planning, landscape architecture, interior design, environmental graphic design and sustainability consulting services. Founded in 1960, Cooper Carry has offices in Atlanta, Washington D.C. and New York, and specializes in the design of corporate, education, government, hospitality, mixed-use, office, residential, restaurants, retail, science + technology, and transit projects. Engaging a fundamental design philosophy centered on the concept that environments should connect people to place, the firm promotes the philosophy of "connective architecture." Designers understand the local market and the specific cultural and physical contexts in which the building will serve those who interact with it while conceiving memorable spaces, inside and out. Listening to the client and gaining a deep understanding of the market and site prior to commencing design, Cooper Carry balances passionate creativity with client service.

About Batson-Cook Construction
Batson-Cook Construction, founded in 1915, builds a wide range of commercial projects for healthcare, multi-family, industrial, and private development clients throughout the Southeast. We have the heart of a family-owned general contractor with the reach of a global construction firm. We build with passion. We operate with integrity.

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