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New Hotel Boom Hits South Florida

Florida has 370,000 hotel rooms in 16,374 hotels.  It is the only state that is covered by three AAA travel guides. Despite these statistics the Great Recession slowed down new hotel construction particularly outside South Florida.  Today huge hotel projects … Continue reading

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Quincy: Center of Florida’s Old Tobacco Kingdom

QUINCY, capital of Gadsden County is today a quiet, somewhat laid-back Panhandle town, although the existence of beautiful antebellum mansions, large warehouses and packing houses, and an interesting downtown hint at the town’s status when it was the center of … Continue reading

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Florida’s Grande Dame Hotels Are Holding Their Own

While the latest high-rise hotels in Miami and Orlando seem to be getting all the recent headlines, Florida’s great Victorian and 1920’s resorts are still garnering the great reviews, the support of loyal visitors, and something new places can’t provide: an … Continue reading

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Florida Is Losing Its Old Landmarks

The destruction of the Belleview Biltmore, the largest and oldest wooden hotel in the United States, is another reminder to me that if you can’t preserve a historic structure as a new beginning, it will probably be lost for future … Continue reading

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Tampa Landmarks Turning Into Boutique Hotels

Recently Tampa architect Alberto Alfonso announced the development of a new hotel on Ybor City’s historic 7th Avenue at 14th Street.  The hotel will incorporate Ybor’s wraparound balconies, utilize real structures, and restart the Las Novedades restaurant, for decades an Ybor … Continue reading

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Shades of Green: One Military Benefit Not Being Reduced

In recent years there has been a lot of controversy as U.S. military benefits have been impacted by reductions and changes. There’s one benefit for active-duty and retired military that has improved each year – the 27 acre Shades of … Continue reading

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Fancy Steakhouse To Open Epicurean Hotel

People from all over the globe come to Tampa to have a steak dinner at Bern’s Steak House on South Howard in Hyde Park’s booming food and fun district. Now they can walk across the street and enjoy Bern’s food … Continue reading

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